Criminal justice history (social order and imprisonment)
Criminal justice education (disciplinary content and outcomes)
Youth justice (professional orientations)
Assessment and evaluation in higher education
Current research projects
Politics, gender and colonial penality
This project explores the intersection of colonial politics, gender and correctional practices in Queensland in the period 1870-1900. The study is based on the Toowoomba women’s gaol (the principal women’s prison in the late C19th) and traces the ways in which tensions between regional and ‘state’ government politics shaped the experiences of prisoners.
Using exemplars in the feedforward approach to assessment
This is part of a larger project based in the Faculty of Arts ‘Developing and implementing a feedforward approach to assessment and teaching in the Faculty of Arts’ (lead investigator, Dr Jock Macleod) funded by a university Learning and Teaching Grant. I am investigating, with my colleague Dr Matt Manning, the use of exemplars in enhancing the quality of assessment in a course on Youth Justice.