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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Allegra Schermuly is a Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, Monash University. Before joining Monash, Allegra worked as a perioperative nurse in Australia and the UK. She completed her PhD at Monash University in 2018 on the topic of police legitimacy. In her dissertation, Allegra explored perceptions of Victoria Police and the implications of public perceptions for legitimacy, community satisfaction and willingness to cooperate with police. Using qualitative interviews with community representatives in the Monash Local Government Area, Allegra’s doctoral thesis analysed the factors that impact police legitimacy with a view to informing police practices and culture, especially in contemporary multicultural societies. Allegra’s other research interests include the challenge for public institutions, such as law enforcement and healthcare, to remain fit for purpose in multicultural societies and the social inequalities that persist despite advances in digital technologies. She is currently working on an ARC funded project in the School of Social Sciences at Monash which explores citizens’ use of digital media in disease activism and advocacy.

External positions

Research Assistant, RMIT University

11 Apr 201631 Oct 2016

Research area keywords

  • Policing
  • Health Inequalities
  • Multiculturalism and diversity
  • Migration
  • Community Well-Being
  • Digital Technologies
  • Medical Sociology

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Research Output

Aspirational Individuals, Hopeful Communities: Histories and Subjectivities of Precarity in Regional Australia

Forbes-Mewett, H., Schermuly, A. C. & Hegarty, K., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Critical Sociology. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Urbanisation, vulnerability and police legitimacy

Schermuly, A., 2020, Vulnerability in a Mobile World. Forbes-Mewett, H. (ed.). 1st ed. London UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, p. 47-69 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Police legitimacy: perspectives of migrants and non-migrants in Australia

Schermuly, A. C. & Forbes-Mewett, H., 28 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice. 5, 1, p. 50-63 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The shifting politics of patient activism: From bio-sociality to bio-digital citizenship

Petersen, A. R., Schermuly, A. C. & Anderson, A., 2019, In : Health. 23, 4, p. 478-494 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Encounters between the police and the public: seize the day or practice avoidance?

Schermuly, A. C., 11 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice. 4, 2, p. 148-160 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

Monash police need public trust

Allegra Schermuly

17/04/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Community sentiments and perceptions of Victoria Police

Allegra Schermuly

14/03/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research