Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool conjoint Chair of Criminology at Monash University in Victoria, Australia where she is a lead international researcher within the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. Sandra also holds a visiting professorship at City, University of London and adjunct roles at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane and the Research Center on Violence, University of West Virginia.
Sandra has worked within the field of victimology since the early 1980s and much of her current work in this area focuses on gender-based violence and criminal justice policy responses to this.
Sandra will be working with colleagues in the Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre on the challenges posed for policing policies and practices. They will do this by turning the lens of vulnerability more toward the perpetrators of intimate partner violence rather than focusing solely on the vulnerabilities of the victims of such violence. She will, along with Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon, bring an international profile to the work of the Centre by exploring what lessons might be learned from policing responses in Australia to inform those responses in England and Wales.