Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon is Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre and a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University. She is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Law and Social Justice at University of Liverpool.
Kate conducts research in the area of family violence, legal responses to lethal violence, youth justice and the effects of homicide law and sentencing reform in Australian and international jurisdictions. This research is undertaken with a key focus on issues relating to gender, constructions of responsibility and justice. The findings of her research have been published in high impact criminology and law journals and presented at national and international criminology conferences.
Kate has advised on homicide law reform, family violence and youth justice reviews in several Australian jurisdictions.