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Dr Isabelle (Izzy) Cherkesly is a demographer and Research Fellow at the Monash School of Rural Health. She also holds tutoring positions at the Monash School of Social Sciences in both sociology and criminology. Dr Cherkesly has previously collaborated as a researcher with the Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH), the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre (MMIC), and the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. Her research encompasses both historical and contemporary issues. She is focused on encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration.

Monash teaching commitment

Semester 1, 2023

ATS1261-Understanding Human Behaviour (Tutor)

ATS3563-Global Consumption (Tutor)

ATS1421-The Complexity of Crime (Tutor)

Research interests

  • Mixed methods applied in the fields of criminology, demography, sociology, and health research
  • Australian history
  • Mortality and nuptiality in the late 19th and early 20th  century
  • Migrant women's experiences
  • Interdisciplinary research

Education/Academic qualification

Demography, Doctorate by research, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 6 Dec 2022

Demography, Masters by Research, Université de Montréal (University of Montreal)

Award Date: 13 Mar 2019

Research area keywords

  • Demography
  • History
  • Criminology
  • Mixed method research
  • Tasmania
  • Mortality
  • Nuptiality