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Director, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre; Associate Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon is Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre and Associate Professor of 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.


  • 2016–present
    Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University
  • 2012–2016
    Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University


  • 2013 
    Deakin University, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education
  • 2012 
    Monash University, PhD

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)