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Chloe Keel is a post-doctoral researcher at the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. She is also the ECR representative for the Australian Community Capacity Study , a multi-million, multisite, longitudinal study of place. She is an expert in gender, safety and place.

Chloe has a PhD in Criminology (2022) in which she investigated the relationship between neighbourhoods, gender and worry about crime. The research considered the intersection of women’s and men’s perceived vulnerability and the neighbourhood context in which they live to better understand gender differences in reports of worry about crime. 

Her other research has focused on migrant and refugee women's experiences of safety and security, the effects of hate crime on community perceptions and the relationship between the media and fear of crime. 

Chloe is at present working on several projects including a study that examines the gendered nature of safety in regional Victoria. As a part of this study Chloe is further exploring the influence high levels of gender violence in communities has on residents experiences of living in these places. Chloe is also working on a nationwide study on migrant and refugee women's experiences of workplace sexual harassment. In addition to the latest progression of the ACCS project, which uses state of the art mobile app technology to develop innovative strategies for improving safety in communities, workplaces, and other places that people visit. 

Chloe has expertise conducting quantitative and qualitative research methods with a particular interest in spatial methodologies. She has published her research in a number of high quality international journals in addition to commissioned reports. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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