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Associate Professor in Crimniology, Deakin University

Dr Danielle Tyson is Associate Professor in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Deakin University. Danielle's research interests include gendered violence; domestic homicide; defences to homicide; criminal law reform; social context/family violence evidence; filicide; feminist theory and qualitative research methods. Her approach to research is both victim-survivor-centred and interdisciplinary. Her research develops and builds collaborations with key stakeholders, experts and community advocates in the field to deliver a sound evidence base that can both inform and improve social and legal policy responses and findings that are relevant and have impact for the communities they serve.


  • 2016–present
    Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
  • 2016–present
    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University
  • 2007–2016
    Senior Lecturer, Monash University


  • 2002 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD Criminology
  • 1996 
    La Trobe University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


  • 2013
    Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation, Routledge

Research Areas

  • Criminology (1602)
  • Law And Society (180119)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)