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Science historian with a specific interest in the history of social psychology., The University of Melbourne

Gina Perry is an award winning writer whose articles have been published in The Age, The Australian, and New Scientist. Gina’s co-production of an ABC Radio documentary about obedience experiments, ‘Beyond the Shock Machine’, won a Silver World Medal at New York Festival’s radio awards in 2009 and her work has been anthologisedin Best Australian Science Writing (2013 and 2015). Gina is author of 'Behind the Shock Machine: the untold story of the notorious Milgram psychology experiments' and 'The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiment'. She has a PhD from the University of Melbourne and is an associate in the School of Culture and Communication.


  • –present
    Dr, University of Melbourne


    RMIT, Graduate Diploma Vocational Counselling
    LaTrobe University, Bachelor Behavioural Science
  • 2017 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2013 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Arts

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Australian Psychological Society