Robyn Oxley

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2019 Fellow

Robyn is a Tharawal woman from South-West Sydney with family connections to Yorta Yorta from Echuca and Shepparton.

Robyn is an activist and academic in the space of the criminal justice system and Aboriginal rights to self-determination. Her work is primarily focused on human rights, social justice and improving the outcomes of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system.

Her research interests include Aboriginal affairs within the criminal justice system, self-determination, Aboriginal women's imprisonment and family violence prevention, prisons and Victorian corrections. Robyn’s Masters examined the difference between inclusion and self-determination of pre and post release support programs for Aboriginal people in Victoria. This has developed further to look at how New South Wales provides the Aboriginal community with the necessary tools, support and space to practice self-determination.

Robyn lectures in Criminology at Monash University.


  • Master by Research, Criminology, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Criminology), Monash University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminology and Indigenous Studies), Monash University

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