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Asher Flynn

Associate Professor of Criminology, Monash University

Dr Asher Flynn is an Associate Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University and a Chief Investigator on the ARC Centre of Excellence: the Centre for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (CEVAW). Asher is an internationally recognised and award-winning researcher in policy and prevention concerning gendered, sexual and technology-facilitated violence, and has shaped almost a decade of research, theory and measurement of these global phenomena. Across her career, she has generated over $45 million in funding, and has published 8 books and over 100 research outputs.

Her research has shaped policy and practice, including informing the introduction of federal and state laws on image-based sexual abuse across Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Asher has been the recipient of a number of prestigious national and international research fellowships and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Criminology. She is a member of the United Nations’ Advisory Group to co-create a shared research agenda to end technology-facilitated gender-based violence and is the only Australia member of Meta’s Global Women’s Safety Board. Asher has advised the Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the United Nations, Meta and Bumble on policy and prevention of technology-facilitated violence.

In addition to her Chief Investigator role in CEVAW leading the technology workstream, Asher is currently the Lead Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project examining sexualised deepfake abuse across Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.


  • 2011–present
    Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University
  • 2019–present
    Associate Professor of Criminology, Monash University
  • 2015–2018
    Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University
  • 2009–2011
    Lecturer in Legal Studies, La Trobe University


  • 2012 
    Monash University, GCap
  • 2010 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2006 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Arts (Hon)

Research Areas

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