Rebecca Wickes

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20062021
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Personal profile

Biography

Rebecca Wickes is an Associate Professor in Criminology and the Director for the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre  at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University. She is the lead investigator of the Australian Community Capacity Study, a multi-million, multisite, longitudinal study of place. Dr Wickes’ research focuses on physical and demographic changes in urban communities and their influence on social relationships, inclusion and the concentration of social problems, in particular crime, social exclusion and public disorder.

She has published substantive works in Criminology, Journal for Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Social Forces, Social Science Research, the Sociological Review and the Journal for Urban Affairs among othersDr. Wickes is the Vice President of the Australia New Zealand Society of Criminology, the Associate Editor for the Australia New Zealand Journal of Criminology and is on the advisory board for Welcoming Cities.

Dr Wickes was awarded the ANZSOC New Scholar of the Year Prize and received an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award from 2012 through to 2015. She has supervised numerous honours and PhD students to completion.

External positions

Associate Editor, Australia New Zealand Journal of Criminology

Vice President, Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Advisory Board Member, Welcoming Cities

Keywords

  • Ecology of crime
  • Criminological Theory
  • Crime prevention
  • Community resilience
  • Quantitative methods

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Projects 2013 2021

Social Cohesion and Pro-social Responses to Negative Perceptions of Crime

Lee, M., Wickes, R., Jackson, J., Ellis, J. & Keel, C.

22/05/1921/05/20

Project: Research

Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Assessment Toolkit

Wickes, R. & Van Kooy, J.

28/01/1930/08/19

Project: Research

Community Safety Networks Project Evaluation

Wickes, R., Forbes-Mewett, H., Gordon, E., Blaustein, J., Benier, K., Pickering, S., Powell, R., Hargreaves, K., Keel, C. & Helps, N.

28/02/1831/10/19

Project: Research

BC-GRIP Encouraging Australians to be more inclusive

Hsieh, W. Y., Wickes, R., Faulkner, N. & Smith, L.

27/02/1825/02/21

Project: Research

Research Output 2006 2019

Neighbourhood social conduits and resident social cohesion

Wickes, R., Zahnow, R., Corcoran, J. & Hipp, J. R., 2019, In : Urban Studies. 56, 1, p. 226-248 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

International students in Australia: A review of the literature. Final report to the Scanlon Foundation

Forbes-Mewett, H. M., Wickes, R. L., Markus, A. B. & Nguyen, K. T., 10 Jan 2018, 75 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

Neighbourhood land use features, collective efficacy and local civic actions

Corcoran, J., Zahnow, R., Wickes, R. & Hipp, J., 1 Aug 2018, In : Urban Studies. 55, 11, p. 2372-2390 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2018 2018

  • 4 Contribution to conference

11th Liveable Cities Conference 2018

Rebecca Wickes (Keynote/plenary speaker)
17 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2018

Leanne Weber (Organiser), Rebecca Leigh Wickes (Invited speaker), Jarrett Blume Blaustein (Invited speaker), Kathryn Jayne Benier (Invited speaker), Sara Leanne Maher (Invited speaker), Diana Johns (Invited speaker)
5 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

'Safer communities' at the Future of Policing symposium

Rebecca Wickes (Invited speaker)
23 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

'Informal social control and crime prevention: Do the actions of ordinary citizens prevent crime?

Rebecca Wickes (Keynote/plenary speaker)
6 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference