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Natalie Gately

Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University

Natalie is a Senior Lecturer, Researcher and Higher Degrees Supervisor (Psychology/Criminology) in the School of Arts and Humanities. She has formerly held the positions of the former Undergraduate, Honours and Postgraduate Criminology Courses Coordinator.

Natalie’s teaching has encompassed a range of areas at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. These include: Psychology of Criminal Behaviour, Juvenile Justice, Professional Skills: Case Management, The Family & Family Law, Research Methods, Pivotal Issues in Criminology and Justice, The Media and Justice, Conflict Management and Police, Law & Society.

Natalie is a principal investigator working on a number of research projects including: young offenders and youth justice; the crime/drug nexus; and public perceptions of crime related issues. She also researches families, such as those with a family member in prison; parents of young offenders; and family structures such as stepfamilies. She has supervised Honours, Masters and Doctoral students studying arson and firesetting related topics including juvenile arsonists; sex trafficking; domestic violence; drug and alcohol use; the impact on incarceration on families of young Aboriginal offenders; Drug Courts; Youth Drug Courts; and rape stereotypes. She favours research in collaboration with industry partners for the benefit of the wider community. Some industry partners have included WA Police, Department of Justice, Mental Health Commission, The Department of Fire and Emergency Services, The Perth Children’s Court, and the former Departments of the Attorney General and Corrective Services and the Drug and Alcohol Office.


  • 2005–2018
    Criminology Courses Coordinator, Edith Cowan University