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Dr. Anne Ferguson

BComm;BArts(Hons);PhD Criminology and Criminal Justice
Lecturer - Law (Criminology)
School of Business and Law
(07) 4726 5393
0747265393 Alternative Phone
Townsville
Building 2 - 2.07
538 Flinders Street
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About Me

Dr Anne Ferguson completed her PhD in 2016. Her thesis titled Underbelly: a Case study in Cultural Production which was based loosely on the events which occurred in Melbourne during the period 1995-2004, Underbelly retold the story of how and why a gang war was carried out on Melbourne streets. It also told the story of why Task Force Purana was formed to bring the gang war to an end. Being scheduled for broadcast concurrently with the R v A trial, Underbelly raised concerns about the judicial process, namely the rights of the accused to a fair trial free from external interference. It was the first time (worldwide) scheduling of a television crime mini-series based on real events had coincided with a trial.  The research also discussed the role police involvement plays in crafting social perceptions of policing and criminality. Additionally the research gave a voice to the people who are often forgotten- the offenders  who were represented in Underbelly. 


General
Universities Studied At

University of New England LLB (current)

Griffith University BComm

Griffith University BArts(Hons)

Griffith University PhD Criminology and Criminal Justice

Further Education

CQUniversity Graduate Office of ResearchResearch Higher Degree Accelerate Program (2019)

Swinburne University.Effective online facilitation for E Learning Advisors (2018) 

Universities Worked At

Griffith University

Griffith College 

Open Universities Australia

Swinburne University 


Awards

Australian Postgraduate Scholarship 2008-2011

Honours Merit Based Academic Scholarship 2005

Full Merit based Academic Scholarship1998-2002

Academic Excellence Award 2001

Media Citations

1 ABC North West Queensland at November 26th 2018 9:26 AM( various)
2 Geelong Advertiser November 26 2018 Nationwide investigation into juvenile offenders slammed
3 Cairns Post November 26 2018 Nationwide investigation into juvenile offenders slammed
4 Townsville Bulletin November 27 2108 Nationwide investigation looking into age of juvenile offenders slammed
5 Townsville Bulletin December 1 2018 Opposition slams probe into let offs
6 ABC North Queensland December 13 2018 Prostitution offences doubled ( various)
7 Townsville Bulletin January 12 2019 Property the key to half of city crime
8 The Courier Mail January 12 2019 Property the key to half of city crime
9. The Daily Telegraph January 12 2019 Property the key to half of city crime

10 The Advertiser January 11 2019 Property the key to half of city crime

11 Cairns Post January 11 2019 Property the key to half of city crime

12 Gold Coast Bulletin January 11 2019 Property the key to half of city crime


Previous teaching

Youth Justice

Crime and Media

Culture Media and Society

International Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice

White Collar Crime

Offender Profiling

Law, Government and Policy

Understanding Social Problems

Homicide

Criminology Skills

News and Politics

Culture Media and Society

Cultural Perspectives 1

Introduction to Social Enterprise

Campaign Strategies

Producing Culture

Thinking Ethically

Fame & Celebrity

Media Law

Culture Community Enterprise

Introduction to Public Relations

Fundamentals of Communication

Professional Experience

University Affiliations:

London School of Economics

University of Alberta

Professional Memberships

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology

International Sociology Association

Australian Crime Writers Association

Golden Key Honour Society Griffith University Chapter

International Society Justice Research ISJR

Cultural Studies Association of Australia

International Cultural Studies Association

Popular Cultural Association Australia and New Zealand

Responsibilities

Volunteer Appointments:

Sekend Chance Incorporated Prisoner Rehabilitation Program, CEO and Founding Member (2011 - 2016)

Seeing Eye Dogs, Client Advisory Board (2005 - 2015)

Vision Australia Queensland, Client Advisory Council (2011 - 2014)

Queensland Blind Society, Client Advisory Council, (2011 ā€“ 2012)

Aboriginal Torres Strait Islanders Womenā€™s Legal Advocacy Service (ATSIWLAS), (2002 ā€“ 2003)

Professional Interests

Social Justice

Organised Crime

Human Trafficking and Slavery

Youth Justice

Rehabilitation  

Penology

Key Achievements

Grants

SNMSS RARE SEED Grant Townsville Prison Project Evaluation

CQUniversity Project lead: Elspeth Wood

$7 000 Project team: Adele Baldwin, Anne Ferguson, Tanya Capper, Bridget Ferguson, Belinda Jensen

Mentor: Clare Harvey

SNMSS RARE SEED Grant The Sting in the Tail?

CQUniversity Project lead: Adele Baldwin

$7 000 Project team: Elspeth Wood, Anne Ferguson, Paul Duckett, Robyn Preston, Bree Kitt, Kari Arbouin, Rebecca Wilcoxson

Mentor: Clare Harvey

Grant applications under review:

HCF Research Foundation Develop, deliver and evaluate parenthood education sessions for incarcerated women

$85, 950 Project lead: Adele Baldwin

Project team: Adele Baldwin, Elspeth Wood, Clare Harvey, Eileen Willis, Anne Ferguson, Tanya Capper, Bridget Ferguson, Belinda Jensen

Australian Government Developing an individualised, culturally responsive, palliative care

Department of Health model for men incarcerated at Townsville Correctional Centre

Project lead: Clare Harvey

$189, 042.87 Project team: Clare Harvey, Anne Ferguson, Adele Baldwin, Eileen

Willis, Gracelyn Smallwood, Dianne Chamberlain, Kristine Winter,

David Currow, Olga Riklikiene

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Criminology

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Law And Legal Studies

Other Law and Legal Studies - Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Youth Justice

Law And Legal Studies

Other Law and Legal Studies - Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Criminology Theory

Law And Legal Studies

Other Law and Legal Studies - Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Social Justice

Law And Legal Studies

Other Law and Legal Studies - Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Digital Crime

Law And Legal Studies

Other Law and Legal Studies - Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Human Trafficking

Law And Legal Studies

Other Law and Legal Studies - Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Organised Crime

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