Associate Professor of Criminology, Monash University

Asher’s research utilises a socio-legal framework to understand, critique and transform legal policy and practice, with a particular focus on gendered and technology-facilitated violence. Informed by national and international context, her research examines experiences of accessing and negotiating justice. Asher has published widely on technology-facilitated violence and harassment, with a specific focus on image-based sexual abuse, as well as sexual and gender-based violence, plea negotiations and access to justice.

- Technology-facilitated abuse (including online harrassment)
- Image-based abuse ("revenge pornography")
- Digital crime
- Gendered violence
- Rape and sexual violence
- Access to Justice
- Plea Negotiations
- Legal Aid
- Victims' Rights
- Law Reform
- Prosecutorial discretion


  • 2011–present
    Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University
  • 2009–2011
    Lecturer in Legal Studies, La Trobe University


  • 2010 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2006 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Arts (Hon)

Research Areas

  • Criminology (1602)
  • Courts And Sentencing (160203)
  • Criminal Law And Procedure (180110)