Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University

Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a senior lecturer in criminology at Monash University. Kate researches in the area of family violence, legal responses to lethal violence and the effects of homicide law and sentencing reform in Australian and international jurisdictions. This research is undertaken with a key focus on issues relating to gender and justice, and has been informed by over 150 interviews conducted by Kate with members of the Australian, English and American criminal justice system.

Kate has published the findings of her research in high impact criminology and law journals and has presented at national and international criminology conferences. Kate has also advised on homicide law reform reviews in several Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions.

Kate contributes to the Gender and Family Violence research program at Monash University. See


  • 2016–present
    Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University
  • 2012–2016
    Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University


  • 2013 
    Deakin University, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education
  • 2012 
    Monash University, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • British Society of Criminology

Research Areas

  • Law And Legal Studies (18)
  • Criminology (1602)
  • Courts And Sentencing (160203)
  • Criminal Law And Procedure (180110)
  • Legal Institutions (Incl. Courts And Justice Systems) (180120)