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Personal profile

Biography

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

Criminology, Bachelor, MONASH UNIVERSITY

External positions

Independent Vicitor Program, Commission for Children and Young People

Jun 2019 → …

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

Prizes

Southern Womens Action Network Bursary

Robyn Oxley (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2019 2019

  • 2 Public 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

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

Robyn Oxley (Contributor)
27 May 2019

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

Press / Media

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

Robyn Oxley

31/05/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Sovereignty and Self-determination

Robyn Oxley

8/01/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The Black Agenda

Robyn Oxley

17/09/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Because of Her We Can

Robyn Oxley

10/07/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment