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Nicole Shackleton

PhD candidate; Research Officer, Australian Research Centre for Sex Health and Society, La Trobe University

In her PhD research project, Ms Shackleton is examining how gendered hate speech is regulated by Australian law.

Ms Shackleton has co-written a journal article on the topic of gendered hate speech. This article, which was published in the UNSW Law Journal, can be found here:

Ms Shackleton is also a research assistant on the Australian Research Council Discovery Project (2019-2021) "Improving Australia's legal, policy and educational response to the technological transformation of sex and intimacy" led by Dr Jennifer Power with Dr Andrea Waling as a co-investigator exploring medical, mechanical, and digital technologies and their impact on the sexual and intimate lives of Australians.


  • 2016–present
    Tutor, Latrobe University
  • 2015–present
    Research assistant, Latrobe University
  • 2017–present
    PhD Candidate, Latrobe University


  • 2017 
    Australian National University, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • 2015 
    La Trobe University, LLB (Hons)/BIntRel
  • 2015 
    La Trobe University, Diploma of Languages (Spanish)


  • 2017
    Reformative and Rehabilitative Programs for Prisoners with Cognitive Impairments: Australia's International Obligations, Alternative Law Journal
  • 2016
    Minority Rights and Advocacy for Incarcerated Indigneous Australians: The Impact of Article 27 of the ICCPR, Alternative Law Journal