Danielle Arlanda Harris, PhD is the Deputy Director-Research of the Griffith Youth Forensic Service and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in the US, the UK, and Australia primarily in the area of research, treatment, and prevention of child sexual abuse. She received a prestigious grant from the Guggenheim Foundation to fund her ground-breaking mixed methods empirical study of desistance from sexual offending (which included interviews with nearly 100 men convicted of sexual offences). Since returning to Australia in 2016, her innovative research has been funded by Westpac, ANROWS, and the National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse. She regularly consults with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, Queensland Police, Queensland Corrections, and yourtown (Kids Helpline) and sits on the National Clinical Reference Group of the National Office of Child Safety.
She has published over 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has given more than 50 presentations at international conferences. Her first book (Desistance from Sexual Offending) received the Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology Book award in 2019.