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Professor (Practice), Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Monash University

Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a Professor (Practice) in Leadership and Executive Education (LEE) in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University (Victoria, Australia) and an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Law School at University of Melbourne. Kate also holds an affiliated research appointment with the School of Law and Social Justice at University of Liverpool (UK). Kate’s qualifications include a Phd in Criminology (2012), Masters of Human Rights Law (2019), Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (2013) and she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kate is an international research leader in the area of domestic and family violence, femicide, responses to all forms of violence against women and children, perpetrator interventions, and the impacts of law reform in Australia and internationally. The findings of Kate’s research have been published in books, academic journals, funded reports and presented at national and international criminology conferences. Kate has advised on homicide law reform and family violence reviews in Australia and internationally. Her research has been cited by the High Court of Australia.


  • 2022–present
    Professor of Social Sciences, Monash University
  • 2020–2022
    Associate Professor of Criminology, Monash University
  • 2016–2020
    Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University
  • 2012–2016
    Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University


  • 2019 
    University of Melbourne, Masters of Human Rights Law
  • 2015 
    Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Company Directors Course
  • 2013 
    Deakin University, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education
  • 2012 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2008 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • British Society of Criminology

Research Areas

  • Law And Legal Studies (18)
  • Criminology (1602)
  • Courts And Sentencing (160203)
  • Criminal Law And Procedure (180110)
  • Legal Institutions (Incl. Courts And Justice Systems) (180120)