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Biography

Dr Kate Gleeson is a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School and a member of the Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE). Kate studied for her PhD at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), including time spent studying as a Chevening Scholar at the Department of Academic Legal Studies at Nottingham Trent University in the UK . She has held prestigious research fellowships in both law and politics at Macquarie University.

Kate is an executive board member of Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia, and has served as an executive member of Australian Political Studies Association. Kate is an editorial board member of the journal Current Issues in Criminal Justice. Prior to her academic career Kate worked at a number of public sector and development agencies in Australia and Vietnam.

Research student supervision

Peter Robinson (Phd) Application of the Psychology and Science of Reasoning to Legal Decision Making

Amira Aftab (Phd) Accommodating Sharia;  A Feminist Insittutionalist Analysis of Sharia Law in Australia, Canada and the UK

Kathryn Gooch (Phd) Because She's a Woman. Gender Stereotypes and Women's Participation in Australian Politics.

Fran Cole (Phd) Celebrity and Spectacle: Legal and Media Discourse in Gendered Violence in Three Countries

Teaching

Kate is the Program Director of the interdisciplinary undergraduate major Public Policy, Law and Governance and currently convenes the following units:

Research interests

Kate is interested in in the governance and regulation of bodies, sexuality and reproductive practices and has published widely on the history of the regulation of sexual violence,  gay sex, pornography, abortion and sex work. She has particular expertise in justice for crimes of institutional and historical child sexual abuse in Australia and internationally. She is currently writing a book about historical prosecutions of child sexual abuse, and undertaking ongoing research about Irish and Australian histories of institutionalisation.

Education/Academic qualification

Politics and International Relations, phD, The University of New South Wales

Political Science, Ba Hons 1st Class, The University of New South Wales

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Introduction

Gleeson, K. & Lumby, C., 2019, The age of consent: young people, sexual abuse and agency. Gleeson, K. & Lumby, C. (eds.). Crawley, Western Australia: UWA Publishing, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introduction

The age of consent: young people, sexual abuse and agency

Gleeson, K. (ed.) & Lumby, C. (ed.), 2019, Crawley, Western Australia: UWA Publishing. 180 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

  • The 'hero's journey': gender and the politics of justice for child sexual abuse

    Gleeson, K., 2019, The age of consent: young people, sexual abuse and agency. Gleeson, K. & Lumby, C. (eds.). Crawley, Western Australia: UWA Publishing, p. 31-48 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Exceptional sexual harms: the Catholic Church and child sexual abuse claims in Australia

    Gleeson, K., 2018, In : Social and legal studies. 27, 6, p. 734-754 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Interdisciplinary feminist perspectives on crimes of clerical child sexual abuse

    Gleeson, K. (ed.) & Jones, T. W. (ed.), 2018, London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 104 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology