Our people

BOb draws together an international network of critical criminologists and researchers from related disciplines who work in connection with key NGOs to examine border crossings and irregular migration differently, putting the experiences of human beings at the centre.

Managing Team

Key Researchers

Collaborators, NGO Partners, Visiting Scholars, Graduate research students

 

Managing Team

Professor Sharon Pickering

Program Leader/Researcher
Expert in irregular border crossing, refugees and gender

Associate Professor Leanne Weber

Program Leader/Researcher
Expert in internal border policing and human rights

Associate Professor Marie Segrave

Program Leader/Researcher
Expert in human trafficking and migrant labour exploitation

Rebecca Powell

Rebecca Powell

Managing Director/Researcher
Expert in human trafficking, migrant smuggling and irregular migration

Key Researchers

Professor Mary Bosworth

Researcher
Expert in prisons and immigration detention in relation to gender, race and citizenship

Associate Professor Julie Ham

Researcher
Expert in regulation of sex work and migration and its impact on sex workers’ security, mobility and agency

Dr Sanja Milivojevic

Researcher
Expert in border policing, security technologies and trafficking

Associate Professor Claudia Tazreiter

Researcher
Expert in contemporary human rights discourses, migration and refugees

Dr Francesco Vecchio

Researcher
Expert in mixed migratory movements, irregular border crossing and informality

Associate Professor Alison Gerard

Researcher
Expert in asylum seekers, gender and the criminal justice system

Dr Bodean Hedwards

Dr Bodean Hedwards

Researcher
Expert in responses to slavery, human trafficking and related forms of exploitation in Australia and abroad, and specialises in qualitative research design and implementation.

Other People