Sharon Pickering is a highly-regarded leader in Australia’s education sector. She is Dean of Arts at Monash University, building humanities and social sciences to create the next generation of leaders. She is also Professor of Criminology and a leading expert on Australian criminal justice and criminology and refugee law. She is regarded as a global expert on border crossings, migration and trafficking and is the founder of the Border Crossing Observatory, working with NGOs, government agencies and law enforcement. Previously she worked across South East Asia and Northern Ireland on counter-terrorism policing, human rights and women. She was the editor of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.
She is an award-winning author, writing 16 books and over 60 articles and chapters and in 2012 won the Australian Human Rights Award for print and online media on human rights and asylum. She is a sought after speaker, regularly quoted in the media and in her downtime, can be found at the football supporting Geelong Cats.
Sharon Pickering's Articles
Funding rejig 'unfortunate and misplaced'
The federal government’s changes to university funding, making some arts and humanities courses more than twice as expensive, is misguided.
Generation Series - Part 2: Educating the digital generation
What does the tech effect mean for education? We take a deeper look at the way digital natives are impacting change in the learning environment. A Different Lens investigates.
Advancing artificial intelligence
The challenge is to integrate AI into our society just like we’ve done with other valuable but dangerous technologies in the past, like electricity and cars.
Ending family violence is everybody’s responsibility
Monash is recognised for the strength of its gender scholarship, health and legal research, education, industry engagement and commitment to social justice.
Episode 7: Exposing modern slavery
Slavery is happening today. How do we stop the exploitation of people globally?
Tracking border-related refugee deaths
Fifty people have died in Australian onshore and offshore detention facilities since March 25, 2000.