Kristen Davis

Kristen Davis



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Dr Kristen Davis is a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University. Dr Davis’ research focuses on LGBTQI issues including gay hate crimes, the impact of missing persons’ cases, gendered violence, and the relationship between homelessness and social disadvantage.

Kristen has worked at the Institute of Social Science Research at the University of Queensland where she undertook evaluative research on homelessness, housing and social disadvantage. Prior to this, Kristen was at the Australian Institute of Criminology where she undertook research on crime and justice issues in the areas of trafficking in persons, family violence, and victims of crime.

Her PhD, completed in 2009, investigated the legal and media discourses pertaining to a set of Australian gay hate crimes dubbed the “Gay Gang Murders”. Kristen was awarded her PhD by the Australian National University. She holds a Master of Arts (Writing) from the University of Western Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (1st Class) in Communication Studies from Murdoch University

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions