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Fairleigh GilmourBA(Hons), PhD (Monash)

Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Gender Studies


Room 5C23, Richardson Building
Tel +64 3 479 9019

Fairleigh's research interests include sex work governance; race, gender and class in media representations of crime; and prison education.


I co-ordinate and teach:

  • GEND 210 / 310 Gender, Crime and Justice
  • SOCI 103 Crime, Deviance and Social Transformation
  • SOCI 312 Crime, Technology and Social Change

I teach sections of:

Postgraduate supervision

I will not be accepting further applications for graduate supervision until July 2023.

  • Media representations of crime
  • Gender and social media
  • Sex work
  • Prison education

Current and recent students

Ola Kattoura PhD

Arab and Jewish Battered Women in Shelters

Bell Murphy PhD

Empowerment beyond the neoliberal self: An autoethnography of a feminist self defence teacher in Aotearoa


Gilmour, F. E., & Brickell, C. (2024). Media representations of criminalised women in 1950s Aotearoa New Zealand. In V. M. Nagy & G. Rycher (Eds.), Women’s criminalisation and offending in Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 124-139). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003232315

Gilmour, F., Holland, M., & Harlow, H. (2023). #planfornoise. Proceedings of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ) Conference: Global Challenges, Local Responses. Retrieved from

Gibbs, A., Wei, J., Gilmour, F., Dougherty, J., Bond, P., Bohn, S., Biggs, L., & Rakuita, T. (Eds.). (2023). Proceedings of the Sociology, Gender Studies & Criminology and Social & Community Work Postgraduate Symposium VII. Dunedin, New Zealand: Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology Programme, University of Otago. 44p.

Hawkes, A. L., Sellbom, M., & Gilmour, F. E. (2023). Under surveillance: Does Global Positioning System monitoring of offenders reduce recidivism? Criminology & Criminal Justice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/17488958231188414

Cooney, E., Roguski, M., Bennett, S., & Gilmour, F. (2023). What does it take to stop hitting home? Voices of family violence. Proceedings of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) National Conference. Retrieved from

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