Law and Psychology

Honorary Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Procedure and Sentencing, Federal Criminal Law, Counter-Terrorism Law, Military Discipline Law, Rule of Law Reform
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Wellbeing, Legal Ethics, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Empirical Legal Research, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Mental Health, Human Rights and the Law, Trauma-informed Lawyering

Latest news

13
Sep
2018
Image shows Associate Professor Molly Townes O’Brien seated and smiling
Shares her story at expert conference on influence of 'Frankenstein'
30
Nov
2017
Kathy Liu
ANU Law graduand Kathy Liu was recently named a Global Winner in the 2017 Undergraduate Award for law, for a research essay written for LAWS4260 Law and Psychology.
13
Jul
2017
Ruohan Zhao
We spoke to newly minted ANU Law graduates and asked them five more questions.
06
Jul
2017
child buries face in hands
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a new research report about how memory affects child sexual abuse prosecutions.
06
Jun
2017
Doctors performing surgery
Dr Fiona Tito Wheatland's research of the ‘Doctor Identity’ looks at the harmful belief that doctors are too smart to make mistakes and what it means for those who inevitably err.

Upcoming events

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Past events

12
Aug
2016

Sexual intimacy, gender identity and fraud: A conversation

Professor Alex Sharpe
12.00PM to 1.00PM
  • Professor Alex Sharpe

In recent years, the UK has witnessed a series of sexual offence prosecutions brought against young LGBT people (all of whom were designated female at birth) on the basis of so-called ‘gender fraud’.

28
Jul
2016

The 'Photoshop laws' and women's body image

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1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Marilyn Bromberg-Krawitz, The University of Notre Dame Australia

Images of extraordinarily thin women are everywhere. When women see these images, their self-esteem may consequently lower, and potentially develop into an eating disorder. Governments internationally have taken action as a result. 

24
Apr
2017

ABC Radio National Big Ideas program - Utopian Thinking

Utopia - Thomas More
7.05PM to 7.30PM

ABC Radio National broadcast of Big Ideas program on Utopian Thinking - recorded on 28 March at a joint event presented by the National Library of Australia and ANU Law's Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities.

08
May
2017

Wellbeing in the Law Week - Mon 8 to Fri 12 May

Wellbeing week
12.00PM to 5.00PM

The ANU College of Law is committed to health and wellbeing in the law, for all our students and academic and professional staff. This is the inaugural Wellbeing in the Law Week, presented by the ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative and the ANU Law Students' Society.

10
Aug
2017

Trauma, testimony and comics

Golnah Nabizadeh
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Golnar Nabizadeh, University of Dundee

This seminar examines the intersections between the law, trauma, and testimony, arguing that the law has increasingly come to recognise the breadth of experience, and range of narrative iterations, that may constitute trauma.

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