Associate Professor Marinella Marmo


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Research Biography

Dr Marinella Marmo joined the Law School in mid-2005, coming from the University of Leicester and, previously, the Liverpool John Moores University.

She investigates victimhood across borders, with emphasis on transnational migration and human rights. Her work has been published by leading journals, and appears in a number of books and edited collections. Her research has attracted significant international attention as evidenced by a substantial number of newsprint articles and has been cited by leading policy-makers across Europe and Australia.

Her contribution to excellence in teaching has been recognised internally and externally, including by an Australian Government's Citation for Excellence in Teaching in 2012 and by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology in 2018.

Research Interests

Marinella researches in the areas of international criminal justice, transnational crime and human rights. Currently, she works in the area of migration, border control and trafficking in human beings.
She is also interested in the judiciary's role and their involvement in the approximation and harmonising process in human rights and criminal justice.

In collaboration with the Victim Support Service, she has worked on the self-medication of crime victims from 2011 to 2017.

She is currently exploring Human Trafficking and modern forms of slavery in South Australia.


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