Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a lecturer and researcher in Criminology at Deakin University. Kate researches in the area of the law’s response to lethal intimate partner violence and the effects of law reform in Australian and international jurisdictions. This research is undertaken with a key focus on gender and justice.
Kate has published the findings of her research in high impact criminology, socio-legal and law journals and has presented at several national and international criminology conferences. Kate has advised on homicide law reform reviews in several Australian jurisdictions and has been sought for expert opinion on reforms to the law of provocation and defensive homicide by several media outlets and newspaper journalists.