Allegra research interests include the challenge for public institutions, such as law enforcement and healthcare, to remain fit for purpose in multicultural societies and the social inequalities that persist despite advances in digital technologies. Before joining Monash, she worked as a perioperative nurse in Australia and the UK. She completed her PhD at Monash University in 2018 on the topic of police legitimacy. In her dissertation, Allegra explored perceptions of Victoria Police and the implications of public perceptions for legitimacy, community satisfaction and willingness to cooperate with police. She is currently working on an ARC-funded project that explores citizens’ use of digital media in disease activism and advocacy.Read more about Allegra Schermuly's research
Allegra Schermuly's Articles
Counting the COVID-19 social cost
During this time of massive social upheaval, Monash sociologists explore how various community groups are faring.