Belinda has recently attained her Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology at the Queensland University of Technology for her thesis Seven Deadly Sins: Developing a Qualitative Understanding of Homicide Event Motive. She has completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance) and Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with honours before turning to her higher education in criminology. Her area of interest is motive, particularly with regards to homicide, and her current research is exploring the situational characteristics associated with the motives in order to determine whether they differ in terms of their victim, offender, and offence characteristics.


  • –present
    Sessional Academic, Queensland University of Technology


  • 2017 
    Queensland University of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy, Criminology
  • 2013 
    University of New England, Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology, Hons)
  • 2002 
    University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Music (Performance)


  • 2017
    Crisp-set Qualitative Analysis (csQCA) and Criminology , Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology

Professional Memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • The American Society of Criminology
  • British Society of Criminology
  • Sydney, Australia
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