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Dr Fairleigh Gilmour who teaches Criminology and Gender Studies graduated with her PhD on Thursday, 27 October 2016.


GEND 210/ 310 Gender, Crime and Justice will be launched in semester one, 2017.   This paper may also be credited to the CRIM minor.

SOCI 204 Special Topic: Popular Culture and Society, semester one, 2017.

SOWK 509 Decision-making in Child Welfare, semester two, 2017.


Best Practices in Assessment and Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): international and national perspectives presented by Colleen Burns (Clinical Training Services Coordinator, Lakeland Centre for FASD, Alberta, Canada); and Christine Rogan (Health Promotion Advisor for the Alcohol Healthwatch Trust)

Friday, 31 March 2017 - 9:30 - 12:30 pm
Mark Parker Room, UNICOL, 315 Leith Street

2017 Seminar Series

Semester One

17 February: Professor Eileen Munro (London School of Economics), 'A systems approach to reforming child protection.' (In Castle C)

22 March: Dr Tim Jones (La Trobe University), 'Young people's experience of ex-gay and ex-trans 'therapies' in contemporary Australia.'
4:00 - 4:50 pm (in Burns 4)

29 March: Dr Holly Randell-Moon (Department of Media, Film and Communication), 'Competing Futures: Community building and the Gigatown competition in the South Island.'

Thursday 6 April: Dr Bree Carlton (Monash University) 'Anti-Carceral Feminism: A ‘new’ Abolitionism?'

12 April: Bell Murphy (PhD candidate in Gender Studies) 'Restorying Resistance: True Stories as a teaching tool in Feminist Self-Defence.'

3 May: Dr Elizabeth Stanley (Reader in Criminology and Rutherford Discovery Fellow, Victoria University) 'Surviving State-Institutional Violence.'

17 May: Professor Hugh Campbell (Chair in Sociology, SGSW) 'A Political Ontology of Farming.'

Seminars take place in Room B11 Archway (i.e. SGSW Practice Suite) from 12-12:50pm, unless otherwise specified. All welcome.

If you would like to present a paper in the second semester please contact Marcelle Dawson (

Seminars previously held in the department.

Fascinating Volunteer Opportunities in International Social Work


New opportunities exist in Counseling and Poverty.

Please read NGOabroad website

and then send BRIEFLY answered Questionnaire and resume to:

Applications to volunteer opportunities are accepted on a rolling basis.