Professor Lorana Bartels is a Professor of Criminology at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods.

Professor Bartels (BA LLB LLM PhD GDLP GCTE) was the Criminology Program Leader from May 2019 to September 2020. She was previously Head of the School of Law and Justice at the University of Canberra. She has also worked at the Australian Institute of Criminology, Family Court of Australia, NSW Attorney-General’s Department, NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and NSW Public Defenders Office.

Professor Bartels is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Canberra and University of Tasmania, a Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Fields of expertise



Younger Australians less likely to disapprove of coercive control 

The vast majority of Australians consider coercive control unacceptable, but only just over half of the population know…


Listen to her: breaking the silence, shifting the shame

The criminal justice system is letting down survivors of sexual assault, but we can do more to ensure…

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