DR Gemma McKibbin

DR Gemma McKibbin




  • Gemma McKibbin is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, working with Prof Cathy Humphreys and her research team under the Melbourne Alliance to End Violence Against Women and their Children research stream. Gemma has a background in gender studies and worked previously at WIRE, Women’s Information delivering information, referral and support to Victorian women within a feminist framework. She has recently completed a PhD in the Department of Social Work at the University of Melbourne and has tutored in the Master of Social Work. Gemma is currently undertaking a postdoctoral research fellowship in collaboration with Mackillop Family Services. The fellowship involves action research that aims to prevent harmful sexual behaviour and child sexual exploitation in out-of-home care settings. Gemma has a strong interest in preventing harmful sexual behaviour by children and young people, as well as protecting children and young people from sexual exploitation.    


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2017
  • PhD, Curtin University 1999


Available for supervision

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