Dr. Gemma Hamilton is a lecturer in criminology and justice studies
Dr Gemma Hamilton's research focuses on violence against women and children, with expertise in family violence, sexual assault, and forensic interviewing. Gemma coordinates subjects such as Introduction to Criminal Psychology (Course code: JUST2323), and Forensic Interviewing (Course code: JUST117). Gemma has been awarded RMIT's outstanding sessional lecturer award for teaching excellence.
Dr Gemma Hamilton is skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research. Her research on investigative interviews with Australian Aboriginal children has received recognition with the CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. She has worked as a researcher in universities and government organisations, where she has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in high-impact academic journals, as well as research reports for stakeholders such as the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Northern Territory Police, Victoria Police, and Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria.
Hamilton, G., Brubacher, S. P., & Powell, M. B. (2016). Expressions of shame in investigative interviews with Australian Aboriginal children. Child Abuse & Neglect, 51, 64-71. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.11.004
Hamilton, G., Brubacher, S. P., & Powell, M. B. (2016). Investigative interviewing of Aboriginal children in cases of suspected sexual abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 25(4), 363-381. doi: 10.1080/10538712.2016.1158762
Hamilton, G., Brubacher, S. P., & Powell, M. B. (in press). The effects of practice narratives in interviews with Australian Aboriginal children. Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice (II-RP).
Hamilton, G., Powell, M. B., & Brubacher, S. P. (2016). Professionals' perceptions regarding the suitability of investigative interview protocols to Aboriginal children. Australian Psychologist. doi: 10.1111/ap.12196
Hamilton, G., Whiting, E. A., Brubacher, S. P., & Powell, M. B. (2016). The effects of face-to-face versus remote interviewing on children's event reports. Legal and Criminological Psychology. doi:10.1111/lcrp.12098
Hamilton, G. (2016). Responding to and preventing violence against women in CALD communities. Polaron Language Services & Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria.
Hamilton, G. (in press). Homicide, Gender, and Responsibility: Book Review. Current Issues in Criminal Justice.
B Arts (Honours)
PhD Forensic Psychology
- Hamilton, G.,Harris, L.,Powell, A. (2021). Policing repeat and high-risk family violence: police and service-sector perceptions of a coordinated model In: Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 22, 141 - 156
- Tidmarsh, P.,Sharman, S.,Hamilton, G. (2021). (In Press) Police officers’ perceptions of specialist training,skills and qualities needed to investigate sexual crime In: Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 22, 475 - 490
- Tidmarsh, P.,Sharman, S.,Hamilton, G. (2021). The Effect of Specialist Training on Sexual Assault Investigators’ Questioning and Use of Relationship Evidence In: Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, , 1 - 10
- Hamilton, G.,Harris, L. (2021). Parent abuse by dependent adult children living in the family home: a gap in the service? In: Journal of Family Studies, , 1 - 17
- Hamilton, G.,Liston, R.,Mortimer, S. (2020). How do sporting organisations conceptualise and operationalise the prevention of violence against women? In: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 53, 121 - 136
- Tidmarsh, P.,Hamilton, G.,Sharman, S. (2020). Changing Police Officers’ Attitudes in Sexual Offense Cases: A 12-Month Follow-Up Study In: Criminal Justice and Behavior, 47, 1176 - 1189
- Tidmarsh, P.,Hamilton, G. (2020). Misconceptions of sexual crimes against adult victims: Barriers to justice In: Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 611, 1 - 17
- Ryan, J.,McLean, H.,Hamilton, G.,Liston, R.,Stratton, G.,Hiscock, R. (2019). Embedding Academic Literacies for Belonging in First Year Criminology In: Transformations in Tertiary Education, Springer, Singapore
- Hamilton, G.,Pfitzner, N.,Harris, L. (2018). The Power of Parents: Snapshot Evaluation Report In: Our Watch Melbourne, Australia
- Powell, A.,Overington, C.,Hamilton, G. (2017). Following #JillMeagher: Collective meaning-making in response to crime events via social media In: Crime, Media, Culture, 14, 409 - 428
1 PhD Completions3 PhD Current Supervisions
- Family violence and sexual harm: Principles for responding to victim survivors with co-occurring experience of family and sexual violence. Funded by: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (Victoria Government) from (2022 to 2023)