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PhD Student in the School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Olivia Monaghan is a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, writing on effective anti-corruption methods for the police force. Her PhD research compares anti-corruption efforts and Royal Commissions in Hong Kong and New South Wales, giving particular attention to the role of police culture and the future of anti-corruption in Australia. She holds a BA (Hons.) in Italian and Political Science, and her previous areas of research include organised crime and human trafficking in Europe.

She is currently working at the Transnational Research Institute for Corruption in Canberra.


  • 2010–present
    PhD Researcher, University of Melbourne


  • 2012 
    University of Melbourne, PhD, Political Science/Criminology
  • 2012 
    Hong Kong University, 3rd Senior Certificate Fraud and Corruption Prevention and Education
  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Political Science/Italian


  • 2012
    Organised Crime in a Political Utopia, Antithesis

Research Areas

  • Political Science (1606)
  • Criminology (1602)
  • Comparative Government And Politics (160603)