Dr. Kelly RICHARDS
Dr Kelly Richards is an Associate Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology, where her research focuses primarily on youth and restorative justice, sexual offending and the reintegration of those who perpetrate sexual violence. In 2010, she was awarded the ACT Government Office for Women Audrey Fagan Churchill Fellowship to investigate Circles of Support and Accountability in Canada, America and the United Kingdom. She recently finalised a project funded by Australia’s National Organisation for Women’s Safety on community-based approaches to reintegrating those who sexually offend, as well as the views of victim/survivors of sexual violence about offender reintegration. She is a member of a wide range of professional and community organisations including the After Prison Network, the Queensland branch of Restorative Practices International, the Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors’ Support Centre Research and Reference Group and the Bravehearts Foundation Expert Research Advisory Panel. She was recently awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award and will use this to further her research at California State University and the University of Vermont.