Committee Member

Dr Claire Loughnan

Lecturer in Criminology

School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia

Online profile:


  • Support and promote the activities of the CGWG
  • Support committee processes and the organisation of CGWG conferences
  • Attend and promote CGWG events

Other roles

  • Book review editor

Research interests

Claire’s research has two key strands:  it centres on the modes, practices and effects  of living and working in carceral and confined spaces, including immigration detention, prisons and aged and disability care;  and it explores the trend towards criminalised and racialized responses to border crossings, with a particular focus on the offshoring/externalisation of responsibilities for refugees.  Claire is currently researching:

  • Parallels between diverse sites of confinement
  • The externalisation of refugee protection and border control policies
  • Workplace practices and conduct in places of confinement
  • Practices of ‘neglect’ in carceral and confined sites


If you would like to get in touch with Claire in her role as committee member, or as book review editor, please email Claire at