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Biography

Dr Kate Gleeson is Associate Professor and member of the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE). She is a leader of the Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality and Power research stream. Kate studied for her PhD in Politics and International  Relations 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 politics and law at Macquarie University.

Kate serves as a Director of Women's Legal Service NSW and an editorial board member of the journal Current Issues in Criminal Justice.  She has previously served as an executive board member of the Australian Political Studies Assocation and as a board member of Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia (RDVSA). Prior to her academic career Kate worked at a number of public sector and development agencies in Australia and Vietnam.

 

Research interests

Kate researches questions of gender, sexuality and religion at the intersection of politics, history and law. She has particular expertise in justice for institutional and non-recent sexual offences, in criminal and civil systems, and through the provision of reparations and public inquiries. She is currently an investigator on a mixed methods study of campus sexual violence prevention, an investigator on a study of coercive control and public opinion, and an investigator on a large mixed methods study of trust in religion and political institutions.

Education/Academic qualification

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

Award Date: 1 Oct 2005

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

Award Date: 30 Nov 1998

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