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Staff Profile

Dr Lisa Hartley

Dr Lisa Hartley Dr Lisa Hartley
Position Senior Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School Humanities Research and Graduate Studies
Department Centre for Human Rights Education
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 209.426
Phone 08 9266 1678
Email Lisa.Hartley@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Lisa Hartley has been at the Centre for Human Rights Education since February 2012. Her interdisciplinary teaching and research is focused on questions of human rights and social change and is driven by a desire to bridge the gap between theory and practice. As a research active and teaching academic, the integration of community engagement, teaching, and scholarly research is germane to Lisa's academic life.

Lisa's research cuts across the fields of refugee and migrant studies, sociology, and community and social psychology. Her research interests include refugee resettlement issues; the rights of refugees and asylum seekers; and prejudice towards marginalised social groups and interventions to reduce prejudice.

Lisa has extensive community-based experience in casework and advocacy, particularly working with asylum seekers in immigration detention and refugees in the community. This includes engaging with Members of Parliament in relation to the rights of asylum seekers and refugees, writing government submissions and engaging with the media on this issue.

Memberships, Awards and Training

2014 - Humanities Research Award for Journal Article of the Year, Early Career Researcher

2014 - Co-recipient for the Faculty of Humanities Teaching Award in the Teaching Team Award category

2014 - Award for the Highest RPI points, Early Career Researcher for Publications – Faculty of Humanities

2013 - 2015 Office for Learning and Teaching, Innovation and Development Grant for the research project, ‘Filling the social justice gap’ ($220,000). For more information on this project, please see here.

 

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Teaching

Lisa teaches in the areas of refugee rights and women's rights. She also coordinates the Human Rights Project units which are part of the Master in Human Rights course in which students either write a research dissertation or undertake an internship at a human rights organisation.

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Research Interests

Lisa's main area of research interests are on the rights of asylum seekers and refugees; refugee resettlement; immigration detention in Australia; prejudice and racism towards marginalised social groups and interventions to reduce racism and prejudice; and activism and advocacy in the area of human rights.

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Publications

2016

Journal Articles (Research)

2015

Journal Articles (Research)

2014

Journal Articles (Research)

2013

Journal Articles (Research)

2012

Journal Articles (Research)

2011

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2010

Journal Articles (Research)

2007

Journal Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories

2017

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2016

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2015

Book Chapters - Other

2013

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2012

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2009

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

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Research Papers and Opinion Pieces

Fleay, C. & Hartley, L. (2016). The regional impacts of Australian asylum seeker policies: What ‘stopping the boats’ means for people seeking asylum in our region. Academy of the Social Sciences Australia Academy Papers 2/2016, Canberra. http://www.assa.edu.au/publications/papers/234

Hartley, L.K & Fleay, C. (2014). Policy as punishment: Asylum seekers in the community without the right to work. Australia Policy Online. Available at http://apo.org.au/research/policy-punishment-asylum-seekers-community-without-right-work

Fozdar, F. & Hartley, L.K. (2012). Refugee in Western Australia: Settlement and Integration. Report for Lotterywest funded research project, Western Australia. Available at http://www.mmrcwa.org.au/sites/default/files/Refugees-in-WA%20-Settlement-and-Integration-Revision.pdf

Hartley, L.K & Fleay, C. (2012). Released but not yet free: Asylum seekers and refugees living in the community after long-term detention. Australia Policy Online. Available at http://apo.org.au/research/released-not-yet-free-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-community-after-long-term-detention

Pedersen, A., & Hartley, L. (2014). What underlies prejudice towards asylum seekers? The Conversation (12 May). Available at https://theconversation.com/what-underlies-public-prejudice-towards-asylum-seekers-23974

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