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Dr Ann-Claire Larsen

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5597, Mobile: 0409 119 091, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.214A
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5597
Mobile: 0409 119 091
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5894
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.214A  


Dr Ann-Claire Larsen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities.


By appointment

Current teaching

  • International Human Rights
  • Law and Ethical Issues (Master of Public Health)


Dr Ann-Claire Larsen is a legal sociologist with a keen research interest in international human rights law. She began her legal studies after completing a PhD in sociology. She now teaches at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.

Professional associations

  • ECU Faculty of Business and Law Research and Higher Degrees Committee, Member
  • Forum on Public Policy Oxford Round Table, Editorial Advisory Board Member - (since 2010)
  • Journal of Politics & Law, Editorial Board Member - (since 2009)

Awards and recognition

  • 2014 and 2015 - The Faculty of Business & Law Dean’s award for postgraduate research supervision.
  • 2014 - The Faculty of Business & Law ‘Outstanding Supervisor Performance in your Faculty (Business and Law).
  • 2013 - Certificate of Excellence: Demonstrated Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Student Supervision for 2012 for the Faculty of Business and Law. Awarded by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) ECU.


  • Bachelor of Law, The University of Western Australia, 2010.
  • Master of Law, Murdoch University, 2002.
  • PhD, The University of Western Australia, 1995.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Curtin University of Technology, 1983.


Recent Research Grants

  • Str8 Talk'n,  City of Gosnells,  NCCPP - Grant,  2008 - 2011,  $96,784.
  • Effective Pathways to Resolution After Harm in Health Care,  National Mediation Conferences Limited,  Scholarship,  2008 - 2010,  $14,845.
  • Country Practices: An analysis of factors affecting the wellbeing of general practitioners and their families in rural and remote WA.,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (APAI),  2002 - 2005,  $113,838.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Larsen, A., (2014), Interview of Magistrate Gregory Andrew Benn, Regional Magistrate Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Trends in the Judiciary Interviews with Judges across the Globe, 1(12), 5-14, Boca Raton, USA.
  • Reid Boyd, E., Larsen, A., (2014), The Mommy Curve Stay-at-Home Mothers in Australia. Stay-at-Home Mothers: Dialogues and Debates, 157-172, Bradford, Canada.
  • Larsen, A., (2012), Interview with Robert Jennings on Corrective Services, Western Australia. Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World, 139-158, Boca Raton, FL, USA.

Journal Articles

  • Larsen, A., (2015), Seeing children?s suffering: feminist legal methods, sentencing decisions and incarcerating mothers who offend. Outskirts: feminisms along the edge, 32(1), 6p., Perth, WA.
  • Larsen, A., Crowley, M., (2015), Government as usual: politics and law as structural couples governing counter-terrorism in Australia. Griffith Law Review, 24(4), 519-547, Melbourne, VIC, DOI: 10.1080/10383441.2015.1130569.
  • Giles, M., Larsen, A., Whale, J., (2015), Carving Out Employment Futures for Aboriginal Ex-prisoners in the Resource Sector. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 41(1), 38-57, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • Larsen, A., Crowley, M., (2012), Virtue Ethics: Analysing emotions in a police interview with a crime suspect. Policing: a journal of policy and practice, 6(3), 291-300, Oxford.
  • Larsen, A., (2012), Disembodied knowledge: law's incapacity to provide justice for prostitutes in Western Australia. Outskirts, 26(May), 1-12, Perth.
  • Larsen, A., (2012), Gendering criminal law: sentencing a mothering person with dependent children to a term of imprisonment. Australian Journal of Gender and Law, 1(1), 21, Perth.

Conference Publications

  • Dobson, P., Gengatharen, D., Fulford, R., Barratt-Pugh, L., Bahn, S., Larsen, A., (2012), Eureka moments in research: Exploring abductive processes using four case examples. ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012, 11p., Geelong, Victoria.
  • Larsen, A., Branson, V., Milnes, P., (2012), Loss of Nearness: Computer-Mediated Communications in Community Palliative CareNursing. Conference Proceedings: 5th Biennial Conference of the Academy of World Business, Marketing & Management Development Conference, 5(16-19 July 2012), 445-457, Perth, Western Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Criminal Justice,  The Whistleblower In The Workplace: The Influence Of The Personal Characteristics Of Individuals Who Have Blown The Whistle In One Australian Context.
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  Police Oversighting Agencies: A Model Analytical Tool For Comparative Evaluations
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Enforcing Foreign Arbitral Awards In Indonesia: Overcoming Disharmony Between International And Domestic Laws
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  Prisoner Reentry And Reintegration: Perspectives Of The Women Involved In Outcare's St John Of God Women's Program.
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  One Percent Motorcycle Clubs: Has The Media Constructed A Moral Panic In Kalgoorlie-boulder, Western Australia.
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  Psychostimulants And Western Australian Detainees: A Social Profile

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Country Practices: A Sociological Analysis Of Factors Affecting The Wellbeing Of Gps And Their Familities Living And Working In Rural And Remote Areas.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Redefining Internal Audit Performance: Impact On Corporate Governance
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  Incarcerating Indigenous People Of The Wongatha Lands In The Eastern Goldfields Of Western Australia: Indigenous Leaders' Perspectives.
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