About this speaker
Professor Rebecca Wickes’ research focuses on neighbourhood social processes and their effects on crime and other social problems in Australia. She takes an interdisciplinary approach and has worked with large teams from different disciplines and organisations.
She is the lead investigator on the Australian Community Capacity Study (ACCS) – a multi-million-dollar project largely funded by the Australian Research Council and an internationally leading longitudinal study of the concentration of social problems in residential communities.
Rebecca is also interested in the safety and inclusion of immigrants in Australia and is involved in ground-breaking projects that examine migrant women’s safety in the home, in the community and in the workplace.
Prior to joining Griffith, Rebecca was the Founding Director of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre (MMIC), established in 2018 at Monash University. In this capacity she worked with local governments, non-government organisations and state governments to identify programs and pathways that enhance social, economic and cultural inclusion in urban and regional communities. She was also the Convenor of Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University from 2018 to 2021.