Dr Mary Iliadis launches her academic career

Soon after the conferral of her PhD, Dr Mary Iliadis is about to commence an ongoing teaching and research position at Deakin University and is looking forward to a promising career in academia.

Mary commenced her PhD at Monash in January 2014 on an Australian Postgraduate Award. Throughout her candidature, Mary was incredibly enthusiastic, driven and passionate about her research and teaching. Her research gained traction in government circles and her findings were cited in the VLRC’s (2016) report on The Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial, demonstrating a high-level of impact at a very early stage of her career. Mary has also published in the British Journal of Criminology with her primary PhD supervisor, Dr Asher Flynn.

Mary has also received recognition for her outstanding teaching achievements. In 2016, she received a letter of commendation from Monash University’s Vice Provost (Learning and Teaching), and the following year was jointly awarded a Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. In 2018, Mary was jointly nominated for Monash University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching award.

Upon submitting her PhD in October 2017, Mary received a Postgraduate Publication Award. In January 2018, she had her PhD conferred. Mary received incredibly strong examiners’ reports from two international experts who recognised the ‘high level of scholarship’ of her thesis.

Dr Iliadis will be a great loss to Monash, but everyone at Monash Criminology wishes her all the very best in her new position, and throughout what promises to be an outstanding career.