Featured Speakers 2018

Associate Professor Rebecca Wickes, Deputy Director for the Centre for Social and Population Research, School of Social Sciences, Monash University

Rebecca Wickes is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Monash University where she also leads the Population, Migration and Social Inclusion Focus Program.

She is the Chief Investigator of the Australian Community Capacity Study (ACCS), a multi-million, multi-site, longitudinal study of 298 urban neighbourhoods in Victoria and Queensland. Her research focuses on the spatial concentration of social problems with a particular focus on how physical and demographic changes in urban communities influence social cohesion, the informal regulation of crime, crime and victimisation.

Dr Wickes has published extensively in leading criminology and sociology journals. She is the Associate Editor for the Australian New Zealand Journal of Criminology and the Vice President for the Australian New Zealand Society of Criminology. She is also a member of the Welcoming Cities Australia advisory Board and the Monash City Council Community Safety Taskforce.

Confirmed Featured Speakers 2018

  • Ms Erika Owens, CEO, Crime Stoppers Victoria

Invited Featured Speakers 2018

  • Professor Kees Dorst, Centre Director, Designing out Crime, University of Technology Sydney
  • Mr Graham Ashton, Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police

More speakers to be invited in the coming weeks