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Robyn Oxley is a Tharawal woman from the South-West Sydney area of New South Wales with family connections to the Yorta Yorta clan along the Murray River in Victoria. Ms Oxley is an Assistant Lecturer in Criminology for the Faculty of Arts.
Robyn's research interests include:
- Social Constructs of Aboriginality
- Cultural Appropriation of Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous culture
- Self-determination in the criminal justice system
- Aboriginal women imprisonment and Family Violence
- Pre and Post release support of Aboriginal people
Robyn is knowledgable within the Aboriginal experience with the criminal justice system and her research is aimed at improving the social justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres strait Islanders through comparative analysis from other States and Territories.

Education/Academic qualification

Criminology, Bachelor (Honours, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 21 Nov 2015

Criminology, Bachelor, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 22 Nov 2013

External positions

Independent Vicitor Program, Commission for Children and Young People

Jun 2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • Indigenous
  • Aboriginal affairs
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Aboriginal history
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Prisons
  • Prisons privatisation
  • Deaths in Custody
  • Royal Commission
  • family violence
  • Overrepresentation


Southern Womens Action Network Bursary

Oxley, Robyn Joy (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


  • 2 Public lecture/debate/seminar

So what if... We didn't have prisons

Robyn Oxley (Contributor)

27 May 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Panel: #FreeHer: Poverty as a Pathway to Prison

Robyn Oxley (Contributor)

27 Jun 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Press / Media

International Human Rights Day 2019

Robyn Oxley


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts

Victoria's high rate of Indigenous incarceration is a systemic problem

Robyn Oxley


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Sovereignty and Self-determination

Robyn Oxley


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The Black Agenda

Robyn Oxley


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview