Dr Michelle Sydes

Research Fellow

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
m.sydes@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51070

Overview

Michelle Sydes is a criminologist and Research Fellow at the School of Social Science. Michelle's PhD explored the impact of immigration on neighbourhood violence and provided the first longitudinal examination of the immigration-crime link in the Australian context. Her research interests are centred on communities and crime – with particular focus on how changes in immigration, disadvantage and residential segregation impact neighbourhood crime. Between 2017 and 2018, Michelle worked in partnership with the Office of the Chief Inspector to promote, implement and assess evidence based practices at Queensland Corrective Services. Michelle continues to pursue research focused on understanding best practice in corrections. Michelle's work has been published in leading national and international journals including the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, the Journal of Experimental Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology and the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Michelle has worked on and co-authored several systematic reviews including a rapid review of the ‘what works’ literature in corrections. This review was used by Queensland Corrective Services to guide and inform their 10 Year Strategic Plan.

Research Interests

  • Immigration and Crime
  • Neighbourhood Effects
  • Corrections
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Journalism, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Wickes, Rebecca and Sydes, Michelle (2015). Immigration and crime. In Sharon Pickering and Julie Ham (Ed.), The Routledge handbook on crime and international migration (pp. 11-25) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203385562

Journal Article

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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