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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, including serious social and legal problems like image-based abuse and AI-facilitated abuse. Informed by national and international context, her research is particularly interested in how people access and negotiate justice in a world increasingly dominated by social media, artificial intelligence and digital technology. Asher has published widely in the field of technology-facilitated violence and abuse, as well as in the broader, related areas of sexual violence, access to justice, plea negotiations and legal reform.

- Technology-facilitated abuse (including online harrassment)
- Image-based abuse ("revenge pornography")
- AI-Facilitated Abuse ("deep fakes)
- Digital crime
- Gendered violence
- Rape and sexual violence
- Access to Justice
- Plea Negotiations


  • 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)