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Lisa J. Wheildon

Research Project Officer, Monash University

Dr Lisa J. Wheildon is a researcher and teaching associate in criminology and gender-based violence at Monash University and RMIT University. Lisa’s recent research has focused on online safety and technology-facilitated abuse, including technology-facilitated coercive control and technology-facilitated workplace sexual harassment. Her teaching is in the areas of victimology, politics and family and domestic violence. She is an expert in gender, public policy and institutions.

Lisa's PhD research employed an interdisciplinary approach, applying criminological and political science theories with a feminist research methodology to examine the role of victim-survivors of gender-based violence in the co-production of public policy. The research explored how power imbalances and gendered social norms create barriers to meaningful engagement and successful co-production with victim-survivors and highlighted the need to transform state institutions to embed gender equality.

Lisa is the early career researcher representative on the Australian and New Zealand Society Of Criminology Committee of Management and a moderator and member of the Committee of Management of the Power to Persuade global social policy platform.


  • –present
    Doctoral Researcher, Monash University
  • 2022–present
    Research assistant, RMIT University
  • 2022–present
    Research Project Officer, Criminology, Monash University


  • 2022 
    Monash University , Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2010 
    ANZSOG, Executive Masters, Public Administration


  • 2023
    Gender-based violence policy reform: assessing the risks and public value of co-production with survivors, Journal of Gender-Based Violence
  • 2022
    The Batty Effect: Victim-Survivors and Domestic and Family Violence Policy Change, Violence Against Women