Our Research Associates include a large panel of academic researchers with expertise in diverse areas of public policy, drawn from across several universities in Queensland and beyond. Many researchers also have significant experience inside the public service. 

These experts can offer an additional source of policy advice for those developing or commenting on public policy in Queensland. All members, their research fields, and their contact details, are listed below. 

NameProfessor Heather Douglas MA BLaws MLaws PhD
PositionDeputy Dean (Research)
Organisation/CompanyUniversity of Queensland
Specialisations / Bio


  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Women & Law

Professor Heather Douglas researches in the criminal justice field. She is particularly interested in the relationship between Indigenous people and the criminal law and the way the criminal law impacts on and constructs women. She is currently working with colleagues on the Australian Feminist Judgments Project which is funded by the Australian Research Council. Heather has explored the work of Justice Martin Kriewaldt, the sole judge of the Northern Territory Supreme Court during the 1950s. From 2001-2007 she was a part-time commissioner with the Queensland Law Reform Commission. In 2004 Heather was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University.

Phone07 3365 6605
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