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UTAS Web Access Research Portal (WARP) - lists Roberta's funded projects, graduate research supervision and publication information.
Roberta Julian (PhD) is an Associate Professor and the founding Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies at the University of Tasmania. She has published widely in the areas of immigrant and refugee settlement, ethnicity and health, globalisation and diaspora, and the relationships between class, gender and ethnic identity. Her unpublished doctoral dissertation explored the changing meaning of ethnicity among post-war Dutch settlers in Tasmania and she researched the re-settlement of Hmong refugees from Laos for over ten years. She has published book chapters and journal articles on Hmong identity and Hmong women in Race, Gender and Class, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Women’s Studies International Forum and the Hmong Studies Journal. She maintains a long-standing interest in the settlement of migrants and refugees in Tasmania and has recently completed a project, funded by the Australian Research Council, on community policing and refugee settlement that focused on refugees from Africa (with Dr Danielle Campbell). Her community-based research interests also extend to other ‘at risk’ populations such as young offenders.
A/Prof. Julian has a particular interest in forensic science and is currently the lead Chief Investigator in a 5 year ARC Linkage Grant with Victoria Police, the Australian Federal Police and the National Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS). This project is examining the effectiveness of forensic science in the criminal justice system with a focus on police investigations and court outcomes. She is also a co-Chief Investigator (with Dr Sally Kelty) on a NIFS-funded project on ‘The Interfaces between Science, Medicine and Law Enforcement’.
Her most recent books are Australian Youth: Social and Cultural Issues (with Pamela Nilan and John Germov) (Pearson 2007) and the third edition of Australian Sociology: A Changing Society (with David Holmes and Kate Hughes) (Pearson Longman, 2012).
A/Prof Julian is a member of the Board of Studies of the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM), an Associate Investigator with the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) and the UTAS representative on the Tasmania Together Progress Board.
Immigration, ethnicity and multiculturalism; identity; policing; forensic science; crime and deviance; qualitative methodology
Authorised by the Interim Head of School, Social Sciences
15 October, 2012