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Dr Mary Iliadis

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Criminology

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Hum & Social Science

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

mary.iliadis@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46063

Biography

Dr Mary Iliadis is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University and co-convenor of the Deakin Network Against Gendered Violence. She is also the Victorian Representative for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology.

Dr Iliadis leads an Australian Insitutute of Criminology funded project on Police body-worn camera technology in response to domestic and family violence: a national study of victim-survivor perspectives and experiences (with A/Prof Bridget Harris; A/Prof Asher Flynn; Dr Zarina Vakhitova; A/Prof Danielle Tyson). Her work focuses on how technologies can be harnessed to improve prevention and responses to domestic and family violence.

She is also co-CI on a project exploring technology-facilitated abuse in Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu, with Dr Diarmaid Harkin, Professor Matthew Clarke, Karen Bentley (CEO of WESNET) and Dr Delanie Woodlock (post-doctoral research fellow at Monash University). Mary is also co-CI on a project funded by the Australian Institute of Criminology that explores whether CCTV can provide safety and security to victims of family violence (with Dr Diarmaid Harkin, Karen Bentley [CEO, WESNET] and Professor Marilyn McMahon).

Dr Iliadis is also interested in representative and participation rights for victim-survivors of sexual violence in criminal prosecution processes, and she explores the rights and protections afforded to victim-survivors in policy and practice across England and Wales, Ireland and Australia.

Mary has published in leading high-impact Q1 Scimago journals. In 2020, Mary was invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the 17th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in Spain. In 2019, Mary had the singular honour of being awarded a Visiting Women’s Fellowship at Durham University (UK) and visiting scholarly position at Nottingham Trent University's Law School.

Mary's research features in government circles, internationally, demonstrating a high-level of impact. She received outstanding recognition of her submission to Northern Ireland’s Gillen Review into The Law and Procedures in Serious Sexual Offences, where Sir John Gillen QC – a retired Judge of Belfast’s High Court - described Mary’s submission as ‘absolutely invaluable, serving to inform the Advisory Board’s views on this issue [on sexual history evidence] in a manner that otherwise would not have been possible’.

Mary has received outstanding recognition for her teaching and learning contributions, including letters of commendation from Deakin's Head of School for exceptionally high teaching evaluations across all trimesters taught (from 2018-2022). She is also involved in a project that explores the scholarship of teaching and learning in Australia and Aotearoa with Dr Kate Burns (Monash University), Dr Rachel Loney-Howes (University of Wollongong), Dr Mark Wood (Deakin University) and Dr Jessemy Gleeson (Deakin University).

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Research interests

  • Domestic and family violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Police body-worn camera technologies
  • Technology-facilitated domestic violence
  • Legal and non-legal regulation of gender-based violence
  • Legal representation for sexual offence victim-survivors
  • Victim-survivors' rights, role and protections in justice systems
  • Victim-survivors' help-seeking
  • Procedural and substance justice for crime victims
  • Police and prosecutorial discretion
  • Victim review schemes and judicial review
  • Digital and public criminology

Affiliations

Victorian Representative for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Units taught

Crime, Victims and Justice (ACR203)

Crime, Media and Justice (ACR204) 

Crime, Terrorism and Security (ACR305)

Research Communication (Honours) (AIX494)

Public Criminology and Criminological Knowledge (Masters and Grad Cert) (ACR704)

Knowledge areas

  • Domestic and family violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Legal and non-legal regulation of gender-based violence
  • Police body-worn camera technologies
  • Technology-facilitated domestic violence
  • Technology as a response to gender-based violence
  • Legal representation for victim-survivors of sexual violence
  • Representative rights and protections for victim-survivors in criminal trials
  • Digital and public criminology

Conferences

  • Police body-worn cameras in family violence responses, Women’s Services Network (WESNET), National tech-summit, 22 September 2022.
  • Police body-worn cameras in family violence responses, Queensland Police Service, Queensland Police Headquarters, 1 September 2022.
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Australia and Aotearoa, ANZSOC Conference, online, 8–10 December 2021.
    ??? Police body-worn cameras and family violence responses,
  • Police body-worn cameras and domestic and family violence: Frequency of use, Deakin Network Against Gendered Violence inaugural conference, Deakin University, 22 October 2021.
  • Giving victims the right to review prosecutor decisions in Australia, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Perth Exhibition Centre, 10–13 December 2019.
  • ‘Cinderellas ultimately become princesses’? Modern prosecutorial accountability to victims and the role of victim review schemes and judicial review’, Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of Wollongong, 12–15 December 2018.
  • Increasing the role of third parties: Legal representation for sexual history evidence in Ireland, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, University of Melbourne, 4–7 December 2018.
  • Victim representation for sexual history evidence in Ireland: A step towards or away from meeting victims’ procedural justice needs? Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of Wollongong, 12–15 December 2018.
  • Increasing the role of third parties: Legal representation for sexual history evidence in Ireland, British Society of Criminology Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 6–8 July 2018.
  • Providing a check on prosecutorial discretion: An analysis of the VRR reform, ANZSOC, Canberra, 6–8 December 2017.
  • Allowing victims the right to review prosecutorial decisions: A step towards or away from meeting victims’ justice needs? Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference 2015, Adelaide, 24–27 November 2015.
  • Victims' right to review schems, British Society of Criminology Conference, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 1–3 July 2015.

Research groups

  • Co-convenor of the Deakin Network Against Gendered Violence. The Network is a whole-of-unviersity, interdisciplinary group comprising of scholars and practitioners whose work focuses on gender-based violence (domestic, family and sexual violence, and legal and non-regulation of these harms).
  • Co-lead for Deakin's Cyber Security to Cyber Resilience and Trust (CREST) 'Promoting Cybersafe Behaviours' thematic stream.
  • Member of the international Law, Gender and Sexuality steering committe.

Awards

  • (2022) Vice-Chancellor’s Early-Career Research Award for Research Excellence.
  • (2022) Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Outstanding Policing Research Award.
  • (2022) World Society of Victimology Benjamin Mendelsohn Young Scholar Award.
  • (2020) Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology New Scholar Prize for best publication in criminology.
  • Semi-finalist for The Bridge Create Change Award (Seven News Young Achiever Awards, VIC) for research excellence and impact.
  • (2017) Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Monash University, jointly awarded with A/Professor Asher Flynn).
  • (2016) Letter of commendation from Monash University's Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), stating that my unit (Victims, Justice and the Law) was ranked in the top 8% of all units offered at Monash University.
  • (2014) Australian and New Zealand Society of Crimniology Postgraduate Prize.
  • (2014-2017) Australia Postgraduate Award.
  • (2013) Award for highest Honours thesis score (Monash University).

Projects

  • Crimniology Research Grant 2022: Can CCTV provide safety and security for victim-survivors of domestic and family violence? with Dr Diamaid Harkin (Deakin University), Professor Marilyn McMahon (Deakin University) and Ms Karen Bently (CEO of WESNET) (funded by the Australian Insitute of Criminology).
  • Crimniology Research Grant 2021: Police body-worn camera technology in response to domestic and family violence: a national study of victim-survivor perspectives and experiences, with Dr Danielle Tyson (Deakin University), Dr Bridget Harris (Queensland University of Technology), Associate Professor Asher Flynn (Monash University), Dr Zarina Vakhitova (Monash University) (funded by the Australian Institute of Criminology).
  • Pilot study funded by the Alfred Deakin Insitute: Prosecutorial discretion, judicial review and accountability to crime victims, with Dr David Plater (University of Adelaide) and Dr Robyn Holder (Griffith University).

Publications

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2022

Criminologists in the Media: A Study of Newsmaking

Mark Wood, Imogen Richards, Mary Iliadis

(2022), London, Eng., A1

book

Analysing the Victim Review Scheme of Decisions Not to Prosecute in England and Wales and Within Comparative Jurisdictions

Mary Iliadis, Mary Iliadis, Marie Manikis, Marie Manikis

(2022), pp. 138-156, Victims’ Access to Justice : Historical and Comparative Perspectives, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Police Body-Worn Cameras in Response to Domestic and Family Violence: A Study of Police Perceptions and Experiences

Mary Iliadis, Zarina Vakhitova, Bridget Harris, Danielle Tyson, Asher Flynn

(2022), pp. 417-439, The Palgrave Handbook of Gendered Violence and Technology, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

The merits and risks of body-worn camera footage in domestic and family violence incidents and legal proceedings: a study of police perceptions and experiences

Z Vakhitova, M Iliadis, B Harris, D Tyson, A Flynn

(2022), pp. 1-17, Policing and Society, London, Eng., C1

journal article

De(a)fining consent: Exploring nuances of offering and receiving sexual consent among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people

V Letico, M Iliadis, R Walters

(2022), pp. 1-19, Criminology and Criminal Justice, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Improving justice responses for victims of intimate partner violence: examining the merits of the provision of independent legal representation

M Iliadis, K Fitz-Gibbon, S Walklate

(2021), Vol. 45, pp. 105-114, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, C1

journal article

Independent separate legal representation for rape complainants in adversarial systems: lessons from Northern Ireland

M Iliadis, O Smith, J Doak

(2021), Vol. 48, pp. 250-272, Journal of Law and Society, C1

journal article
2020

Adversarial justice and victims' rights: Reconceptualising the role of sexual assault victims

Mary Iliadis

(2020), London, England, A1

book

Victim representation for sexual history evidence in Ireland: A step towards or away from meeting victims' procedural justice needs?

M Iliadis

(2020), Vol. 20, pp. 416-432, Criminology and Criminal Justice, C1

journal article

Newsmaking criminology in Australia and New Zealand: results from a mixed methods study of criminologists' media engagement

Mary Iliadis, Imogen Richards, Mark Wood

(2020), Vol. 53, pp. 84-101, Australian and New Zealand journal of criminology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Newsmaking criminology in the twenty-first century: an analysis of criminologists' news media engagement in seven countries

I Richards, M Wood, M Iliadis

(2020), Vol. 32, pp. 125-145, Current issues in criminal justice, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Development of the office of commissioner of victims' rights as an appropriate response to improving the experiences of victims in the criminal justice system: integrity, access and justice for victims of crime

Tyrone Kirchengast, Mary Iliadis, Michael O'Connell

(2019), Vol. 45, pp. 1-28, Monash university law review, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal article

Digital public criminology in Australia and New Zealand: Results from a mixed methods study of criminologists' use of social media

M Wood, I Richards, M Iliadis, M McDermott

(2019), Vol. 8, pp. 1-17, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, C1

journal article
2018

Providing a check on prosecutorial decision-making: an analysis of the victims' right to review reform

Mary Iliadis, Asher Flynn

(2018), Vol. 58, pp. 550-568, British journal of criminology, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Building Support Services for Women Experiencing Technology-Facilitated Domestic Violence in Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu

Dr Diarmaid Harkin, Prof Matthew Clarke, Dr Mary Iliadis

1-5 DFAT Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program

  • 2022: $150,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Police body-worn camera technology in response to domestic and family violence: a national study of victim-survivor perspectives and experiences

Dr Mary Iliadis, A/Prof Danielle Tyson

Australian Institute of Criminology

  • 2022: $25,615
  • 2021: $1,125

Can CCTV provide safety and security for victim-survivors of domestic and family violence ?

Dr Diarmaid Harkin, Dr Mary Iliadis, Prof Marilyn McMahon

Australian Institute of Criminology

  • 2023: $9,139
  • 2022: $13,709

Supervisions

Co-supervisor
2022

Ece Zongur

Thesis entitled: Sentencing Male Perpetrators of Intimate-Partner Homicides: A CrossJurisdictional Analysis

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences