Dr Mary Iliadis is a Lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University. Mary’s research adopts a socio-legal framework to examine, critique and impact legal policy concerning victims’ rights, with a particular focus on the rights afforded to victims of sexual violence. Mary’s research is international in its scope and explores the rights and protections afforded to victims across England and Wales, Ireland and Australia. More broadly, Mary researches prosecutorial discretion and access to justice issues. Mary’s research has gained traction in government circles and her findings were cited in the VLRC’s (2016) report on The Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial, demonstrating a high-level of impact.
Mary has also received recognition for her outstanding teaching achievements. In 2017, Mary was awarded with a Faculty of Arts Citation by Monash University for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning with colleague, Dr Asher Flynn, for their innovative and sustained contributions to teaching and supporting students in Criminology, and for fostering a sense of ownership, independence and engagement in student learning. In 2016, Mary also received a letter of commendation from Monash University’s Vice Provost (Learning and Teaching).