Criminology graduate wins Charlie Perkins Scholarship

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Griffith University criminology graduate Krystal Lockwood will be awarded a prestigious 2012 Charlie Perkins Scholarship in Canberra today(May 30). Krystal is one of just three Australians awarded the scholarship to be presented by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research Senator Chris Evans. The scholarships enable outstanding Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduates […]

Improving outcomes for cancer patients

Griffith Health Institute
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The psycho-oncology research fellow has just taken up a position at the Griffith Health Institute following a two year period working at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in the United States. In conjunction with Cancer Council Queensland, Dr Morris is currently developing a research program to develop studies aimed at cancer prevention and […]

Students pitch in for 1-minute journalist competition

Arts Education Law
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Southport State High students were journalists for a day recently when they helped film a 60-second video clip for the Griffith University 1-minute journalist competition. The budding journalists helped Humanities lecturer Dr Peter McAllister film a story about New Zealand students’ welfare on the Gold Coast as a pilot for the competition]. Held by the […]

Understanding intimate partner violence and homicide

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Leading crime experts will gather at a one-day Griffith University symposium on intimate partner violence and homicide in Brisbane on Thursday, May 3. The symposium aims to promote awareness among researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and community representatives in working towards tangible solutions to prevent intimate partner violence. Griffith University Violence Research and Prevention Program Director Professor […]

Study reveals triggers for domestic homicide

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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The Australian Homicide Project aims to improve understanding and responses by criminal justice, health and social welfare agencies. More than 200 interviews have already been conducted with intimate and non-intimate partner homicide offenders in prisons across Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. “The study is the first of its kind in Australia and one […]

Summer school prepares scholars for a life of crime

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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The changing role of police in society, crime types of sexual offenders and the effects of parental incarceration on children are just some of the research topics undertaken by students at a Summer Scholars Program this month. Held by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and […]

Student boosts Indigenous literacy and numeracy

Arts Education Law
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A passion for helping Indigenous children realise their potential has led Griffith University Master of Education student Susan Kersland to dedicate her life to ‘closing the gap’. After graduating with an Honours degree in education, Susan taught in Brisbane for two years, then in March 2011 moved to the remote Cape York community of Laura, […]