Alison Gerard

Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Law and Justice

  • 77 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20092019
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Personal profile

Personal profile

I founded and lead CSU's first law program and the Centre for Law and Justice (CSU's law school equivalent). My research examines the criminalisation of vulnerability and seeks to understand the impact of criminalisation and securitisation through listening to those with lived experience.  I am a passionate educator and have developed, alongside key stakeholders, an emerging research program on the incoporation of Indigenous perspectives in law and criminology undergraduate programs. I am on the Executive of the Council of Australian Law Deans and the Australasian Law Academics Association, and the CALD Working Party on First People's Partnership. I am the Co-Convenor of CSU's Ally Network, responsible for fostering inclusivity and advocacy for LGBTIQA+ staff and students. 

Education/Academic qualification

Law/Criminology, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Criminal Justice and Criminology), Monash University

Law, Bachelor of Law (First Class Honours), University of Technology Sydney

Law/Criminology, PhD, Monash University

Law/Criminology, Masters of International Humanitarian Action, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

External positions

Executive, Australasian Law Academics Association

07 Jul 2019 → …

Treasurer, Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD)

04 Oct 201804 Oct 2020

Secretariat (former President), West Bathurst Preschool Inc

28 Feb 201819 Feb 2020

Editorial Board, Current Issues in Criminal Justice

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Research Output 2009 2019

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humanitarianism
Refugees
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Organizations

‘Humanitarian Borderwork’: Tensions Between Humanitarianism and Securitization for NGOs Working with Asylum Seekers in Australia

Gerard, A. & Weber, L., 16 May 2019, Border Criminologies 2 p.

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Criminal Law
criminalization
Police
Lawyers
South Australia
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criminalization
justice
home care
child welfare
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Embedding Indigenous cultural competence in a Bachelor of Laws at the Centre for Law and Justice, Charles Sturt University: A case study

Gerard, A., Gainsford, A. & Bailey, K., 2018, The future of Australian legal education: A collection. Lindgren, K., Kunc, F. & Coper, M. (eds.). Australia: Thomson Reuters (Professional), p. 323-341 21 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

bachelor
justice
Law
graduate
curriculum

Press / Media

Writer Clementine Ford to discuss Boys Will Be Boys in Bathurst

Alison Gerard

14/09/18

1 item of media coverage

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Bestselling author, Clementine Ford to visit region to talk about new book

Alison Gerard

12/09/18

1 item of media coverage

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Bestselling author Ford to visit city to talk about new book

Alison Gerard

04/09/18

1 item of media coverage

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CSU’s first Bachelor of Laws students are ready to graduate

Alison Gerard

28/08/18

5 items of media coverage

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