Iliadis, Mary

Deakin University

Dr Mary Iliadis is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University and Newsletter Editor for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. Mary’s research adopts a socio-legal framework to examine, critique and impact legal policy concerning victims' rights and role in criminal trials. Informed by international and comparative contexts, Mary explores the rights and protections afforded to victims of sexual violence across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia, and explores how access to justice is negotiated for victims. Mary's recent work focuses on mechanisms of victim participation in criminal trials and explores prospects for legal representation for victims. More broadly,   Mary researches prosecutorial discretion and gender and family violence as a global crime problem. Mary also conducts research in the areas of newsmaking and digital criminology, and is co-authoring a book titled Criminology and the Media: International Comparative Perspectives and Experiences, with Dr Mark Wood (University of Melbourne) and Dr Imogen Richards (Deakin University).    Mary has published in leading criminology and law journals, and her first book, Adversarial Justice and Victims’ Rights: Reconceptualising the Role of Sexual Assault Victims, will feature in Routledge's Victims, Culture and Society series. Mary has advised on law reform internationally and her research findings have gained significant traction in government circles, including in Sir John Gillen's Review on The Law and Procedures in Serious Sexual Offences in Northern Ireland. In February 2019, Mary was announced as a Semi-Finalist for The Bridge Create Change Award which forms part of the Seven News Young Achiever Awards in Victoria, and in June 2019, Mary received a St Mary's College Visiting Women's Fellowship at Durham University. ​