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Dr Rachael Burgin

Lecturer, Law
Doctorate of Philosophy , Monash University, Australia

Biography

Dr Rachael Burgin is a lecturer at Swinburne Law School and an Executive Director of Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy. She attained her PhD in 2019 from Monash University. Her thesis explored the ways that affirmative sexual consent has been adopted into law and translated into legal practice in rape trials. Her research interests include legal responses to rape and sexual assault, consent law reform, gendered violence, feminist jurisprudence and the prevention of violence against women. Her work is among the first to critique the shift towards "objective" standards of reasonableness in rape law.

Research interests

Rape Law; Law Reform; Sexual Consent; Feminism; Feminist Law Reform; Sexual Offences; Court Responses; Affirmative Consent

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Prevention of gender-based violence

Rape and Sexual Violence: including alcohol and drug facilitated sexual violence; rape law reform; sexual consent; rape culture; legal and extra legal responses to sexual violence.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Law And Society And Socio-legal Research - 480405
  • Criminology - 440200
  • Other Law And Legal Studies - 489900

Teaching areas

Law;Criminology;Criminal Justice

Professional memberships

  • 2020 (current): Chair, Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy, Australia
  • 2020 (current): President, Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy, Australia
  • 2020 - 2020: Expert Witness, Parliament of Australia, Australia

Further information

  • https://theconversation.com/profiles/rachael-burgin-474841

Publications

Also published as: Burgin, Rachael; Burgin, R.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: RFQ: Preventing Financial Abuse of Women ? Safety by Design *; Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • 2020: National Community Attitudes to Violence Against Women Survey Toolkit: Review and Contribution *; Respect Victoria

* Chief Investigator