Dr Annette Houlihan
Room 139, RC Mills building A26
Ph: +61 2 9351 4086
Previous to her current position, Annette was a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales. She has also taught in the Murdoch Law School, in Criminal Justice at Monash University, in Criminology at the University of Queensland and in Law at Griffith University where she is currently an adjunct research fellow in the Socio-Legal Research Centre. She has also worked on various research projects through the School of Law, Griffith University, Centre for Work, Organisation and Well-being, Griffith University, Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre, University of Queensland, National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of New South Wales and Department of Criminology, University of Melbourne. Further to this, she has worked with various community organisations including the Abused Child Trust, AIDS Line/Hepatitis C Line, ALSO Foundation, Queensland AIDS Council and domestic/family violence support services.
Annette completed her PhD through the School of Law at Griffith University. Her thesis was titled ‘(Ill)Legal Lust is a Battle Field: HIV Risk, Socio-sexuality and Criminality’.
She received the 1997 JV Barry Medal for Criminology from the University of Melbourne.
Current Position: Lecturer Socio-Legal Studies
Annette’s research fits within the broad theme of criminality and intimate relationships. Her doctoral thesis examined HIV transmission offences using a post-structural socio-legal framework. She continues to research in this area. Her other research focuses on popular cultural constructions of violence. She is currently co-authoring a paper on Chris Brown’s assault of Rihanna with Dr Sharon Raynor from Johnson C Smith University.
- Annette Houlihan ‘Stranger Danger: Cultural Constructions of Sadistic Serial Killers on US Crime Dramas’ (Peter Robson and Jessica Silbey, eds, Law and Justice on the Small Screen – forthcoming Hart Publishing)
Peer reviewed Articles
- Annette Houlihan ‘Risky (legal) business: HIV and criminal culpability in Victoria’ (2011) International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry 4(4); 305
- Annette Houlihan, ‘When “No” means “Yes” and “Yes” means Harm: Gender, Sexuality and Sadomasochism Criminality’ (2011) Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality: A Review of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Legal Issues 20; 31
- Catherine Waldby, Annette Houlihan, June Crawford and Susan Kippax , ‘Medical Vectors: Surgical HIV Transmission and the Location of Culpability’ (2005) Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC June 2(2) 23
Referred Conference Proceedings
- Annette Houlihan (2010) ‘Offences Against the (Moral) Person: HIV Transmission Offences in Australia’ in In Lee, M, Mason, G and Milivojevic, S. (eds) Proceedings of the 2010 Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstream/2123/7369/1/Houlihan_ANZCCC2010.pdf
- Annette Houlihan, (2009) ‘Stranger Danger?: Cultural Victimology and the Myth of the Sadistic Serial Killers’ In Marie Segrave (ed), Proceedings of the 2009 Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference at http://arts.monash.edu.au/criminology/c3-conference-proceedings/anz-critical-criminology-conference-2009-proceedings.pdf
- Annette Houlihan (2009) ‘(Ill-legal) Lust is a Battlefield: HIV Risk, Socio-sexuality and Criminality’ In Deirdre Howard-Wagner (ed), 'W(h)ither Human Rights?' Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand at