Suzanna joined ISSR and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) as a Research Fellow in June 2011. She received her PhD in Sociology at the University of Washington in 2011. Her PhD research focused on the relationships between neighborhood collective efficacy, collective action, and violent victimization. This research was used in a comparative framework, using Seattle neighborhoods and Brisbane neighborhoods as comparative sites. Current research continues the themes set down in her PhD research by looking at the role of collective efficacy and community cohesion among neighborhoods and among individuals as it relates to perceptions of risk and disaster preparedness in the Australian context, and the relationship between neighborhood structure, social control and the reporting and monitoring of child abuse and neglect.

Research Interests:

  • Neighborhoods and the ecology of crime
  • Juvenile/Youth justice and child abuse and neglect
  • Sociology of disaster preparedness and risk perceptions
  • Statistics and methods for the social sciences

FULL PROFILEDR SUZANNA RAMIREZ at UQ RESEARCHERS


     

Staff Details

Phone: 
+61 7 3365 2208
Fax: 
+61 7 336 57435
Position: 

Affiliate Research Fellow

Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington
  • Master of Arts, University of Washington
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Sociology, University of Washington