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Dr Natalie Gately

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5930, Email: n.gately@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.318
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5930  
Email: n.gately@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.318  

 

Dr Natalie Gately is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Law and Justice in the Faculty of Business and Law. Natalie is a member of the Faculty Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Committee.

Availability

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm

Current teaching

Natalie’s teaching interests and involvement have encompassed a range of areas at the undergraduate and graduate level. These areas include: Psychology of Criminal Behaviour, The Family & Family Law, Qualitative Research Methods, Independent Study Skills in Criminology & Justice, Juvenile Justice, Pivotal Issues in Criminology and Justice, The Media and Justice, Case Management, Conflict Management, Police the Law & Society.

Current units include:

  • CRI2102 - Qualitative Research Methods in Criminology & Justice
  • CRI1104 - The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
  • CRI2105 - The Family & Family Law
  • CRI3103 - Juvenile Justice
  • CRI5115 - Independent Study in Criminology and Justice

Background

In addition to her teaching and research interests, Natalie is currently the WA Site Manager of the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) Project, which is run by the Australian Institute of Criminology.

Before entering into academia, Natalie had a career in the media with Channel 7 in both Sydney and Perth. Prior to her current academic position, she was a Sessional Tutor, DUMA Researcher and Research Assistant with the School of Law & Justice, and the coordinator of the Kingsley Community Centre whilst studying. 

Qualifications

  • 2012 - PhD, School of Psychology - Deakin University, Melbourne
  • 2005 - Hons. Psychology, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia 
  • 2004 - BA Psychology & Criminology, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia 

Awards and recognition

  • 2012 - Faculty of Business and Law, Dean's Award for Achieving a PhD.

Research

Natalie is the co-principle investigator working on a number of research projects into young offenders, youth justice and public perceptions of youth who commit crimes. She is also the co-principle investigator and co-author of the YORI (Young Offender Risk Inventory) a ‘screening out’ tool currently being trialed by the West Australian Department of Corrective Services.

She has conducted research in the Perth Children’s Court and conducts research with the WA Police, the Department of the Attorney General and the Drug and Alcohol Office in Western Australia.

Research areas and interests

  • Stepfamilies, second families, separated families, prisoner's families, health of prisoners, drugs and crime, prescription drug use, amphetamine use, young offenders, offending patterns in youth and families.

Recent research grants

  • 2013 – Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) Project. (Chief investigator: Natalie Gately). Australian Institute of Criminology. Two-year funding.
  • 2012 - “Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA): An expansion to the Pilbara, Western Australia”. (Chief investigator: Natalie Gately). National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF).
  • 2011 - Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) Project. (Chief investigator: Natalie Gately). Australian Institute of Criminology. Two-year funding.
  • 2011 – The Young Offender Risk Inventory (YORI): Development of a brief screening tool to measure recidivism. (Chief investigators: Natalie Gately, Sharan Kraemer, Jenny Fleming & Catherine McGregor).
  • 2010 – Amphetamine use among detainees at the East Perth Watchhouse: What is the impact on Crime? ( Chief investigators: Natalie Gately & Jenny Fleming). Criminology Research Council 2010: CRC50/09-10.
  • 2009 – Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) Project. (Chief investigator: Natalie Gately). Australian Institute of Criminology. Two-year funding.
  • 2009 - Collateral Damage: The impact of incarceration on prisoners' families. (Chief investigators: Natalie Gately & Sharan Kramer). Faculty of Business & Law Strategic Research Grants.
  • 2008 – The Health of Prisoner Evaluation (HoPE) Project. (Chief investigators: Natalie Gately, Sharan Kraemer & Jenny Fleming). Edith Cowan University. Faculty of Business & Law Strategic Research Grant.
  • 2007 – Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) Project. (Chief investigator: Natalie Gately). Australian Institute of Criminology. Two-year funding.

Recent publications

Journal articles

  • Stambulich, D., Pooley, J.A., Gately, N. & Taylor, M. (2012). Some of my children are worth more than others: Perceptions of nonresidential fathers with second families as to the fairness of the Australian Child Support Agency’s handing of first family child support financial arrangements. Marriage & Family Review 48(8), 769-791.
  • Fleming, J., Gately, N., & Kraemer, S. (2012). Creating HoPE: Mental health in Western Australian maximum security prisons. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 19(1), 60-74.
  • Gately, N., Fleming, J., Morris, R., & McGregor, C. (2012). Amphetamine users and crime in Western Australia, 1999-2009. Trends and Issues in Crime & Criminal Justice (No. 437). Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Gately, N.J., Pike, L., & Murphy, P.T. (2006). An exploration of the impact of the Family Court process on ‘invisible’ stepparents. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage,  44(3/4), 31-52. 
  • McGregor, C., Gately, N., & Fleming, J. (2011) Prescription drug use among detainees: prevalence, sources and links to crime. Trends and Issues in Crime & Criminal Justice (No. 423). Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.

Conference publications

  • Gately, N., Goggin, L., & Bridle, R. (2014). The Young Adult Drug and Alcohol Survey (YADAS) Project. An investigation of the drug and alcohol use and behaviours of young adults in Western Australia. Western Australian Alcohol and other Drugs Symposium 2014. Esplanade Hotel by Ridges, Fremantle.
  • Gately, N. (2013). Keynote Panelist – Innovation towards rehabilitation and reintegration. Australasian Parole Authorities Conference, Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia.
  • Gately, N. (2013). Inside the mind of a burglar. Australian Institute of Criminology Events – Occasional Address. Canberra.
  • Gately, N. & Kraemer, S. (2013). The Young Offender Risk Identification Assessment: The development and trial of a ‘screening out’ tool for use by youth justice officers on young offenders. Australasian Youth Justice Conference, National Convention Centre, Canberra.
  • Gately, N., Fleming, J., McGregor, C. & Morris, R. (2012). Amphetamine using police detainees in Western Australia: What is the impact on crime? Western Australian Drug & Alcohol Conference, Burswood Convention Centre, Perth. 
  • Fleming, J., Gately, N. & Kraemer, S. (2012). Uncouth Youth? A Profile of Young Offenders in Perth Children’s Court, 1994 – 2009. Western Australian Drug & Alcohol Conference, Burswood Convention Centre, Perth. 
  • Scott, A., Gately, N. & Fleming, J. (2012) Kronic: A Study of Perceptions and Prevalence amongst Western Australian Police Detainees, Pre and Post Legislation. Western Australian Drug & Alcohol Conference, Burswood Convention Centre, Perth. 
  • Fleming, J., Gately, N. & Kraemer, (2010) “Uncouth Youth? Building a profile of young offenders in Perth Children’s Court 1994-2009.” Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology: Annual Conference Alice Springs, NT, April 2010
  • Gately, N.J. & Kessell, J. (2009, March). DUMA: Drug Use Monitoring in Australia. DUMA Perth’s 10th Birthday. Paper presented at the WA Justice Health Researcher Forum: Past, Present and Future. 11th March. Perth, Western Australia.
  • Gately, N.J., & Kessell, J. (2009, April).  Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA): Perth’s 10th Anniversary.  Trends in DUMA data and an aspect of the most recent findings of the drug use of detainees. Paper presented at the WA Justice Policy & Practice Conference. 8th April. Perth, Western Australia
  • Gately, N. & Fleming, J. (2009). “Ten years of monitoring police detainees: Indigenous patterns of substance use and crime 1999-2009” Drugs, Crime and their Impact on the Community: DUMA Annual Conference, Adelaide, SA, September 2009            
  • Fleming J. & Gately, N. (2009). “DUMA: An aspect of the most recent findings of the drug use of detainees” WA Justice Health Research for Past, Present & Future, Perth, WA, March 2009
  • Fleming, J., Gately, N. & Kraemer, (2009) “Mental health in a sample of maximum security prisoners in Western Australia: Is DUMA a similar population?” WA Justice Policy and Practice Conference, Perth, WA, April 2009
  • Kraemer S., & Gately, N.J. (2009, April).  HoPE (Health of Prisoner Evaluation) Project.  Some preliminary findings. Paper presented at the WA Justice Policy & Practice Conference. 8th April. Perth, Western Australia
  • Kraemer, S., & Gately, N.J. & Kessell, J. (2009, March). HoPE (Health of Prisoner Evaluation) Pilot.  Developing a standardised questionnaire.  Paper presented at the WA Justice Health Researcher Forum: Past, Present and Future. Perth, Western Australia, 11th March, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Fleming, J., Gately, N. & Kraemer, K. “Indigenous mental health discrepancies in Western Australian maximum security prisons: Creating HoPE”
  • McGregor, C., & Gately, N. (2008).  Does amphetamine use predict offending patterns among detainees at the East Perth Watchhouse?  Paper presented at the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Drugs (APSAD) Conference.  23rd – 26th November.  Sydney Convention Centre, Australia 
  • Fleming, J. & Gately, N. (2008) “DUMA’s 10th Birthday” DUMA Annual Conference, Darwin, NT, September 2008 “The abuse and misuse of prescription drugs in detained populations” “A comparison of HoPE and DUMA: Drug use in detained and incarcerated populations” Darwin
  • Kessell, J. & Gately, N. (Sept 2008). HoPE and DUMA: A comparison of drug use pre-imprisonment and in the recently arrested in WA. DUMA Conference, Darwin, Northern Territory
  • Gately, N. & Kessell, J. (2008). Prescribed Medications: Abuse and Misuse in detained populations. DUMA Conference, Darwin, Northern Territory
  • Gately, N. & Migro, J. (Dec 2007) Geographical Tracking and Risks of buying and selling drugs in the Perth Metropolitan Area: DUMA Technical Conference, Perth
  • Gately, N. & Migro, J. (Oct 2007). Geographical Spatial Tracking of Drugs using the DUMA data – Drug & Alcohol Summit, Queensland
  • Gately, N. (Dec  2007): Drug Use Monitoring in Western Australia: Issues and Responses. DUMA Technical Conference, Perth
  • Gately, N.J., Henry, P.J., & McCue, J.P. (2007).  Family Law and its impact upon Stepparents and hidden children.  Paper presented at the 3rd International Congress of Psychology and Law, Adelaide, 2007
  • Gately, N. (July 2007). Drug Use Monitoring of Australia (DUMA) in Western Australia: Amphetamine Summit -Perth
  • Gately, N. (Oct 2007). “Risky Business?” Using the West Australian DUMA data to track where illicit drugs and bought and sold and the perception of risk involved in the transactions.  4th Australasian Drug Strategy Conference – Gold Coast, October 22-25, 2007
  • Gately, N. & Migro, J. (Nov 2006) Geographical Spatial Tracking in Western Australia, Australian Institute of Criminology, Melbourne
  • Gately, N. (Nov 2006) WA Site Managers Presentation, Australian Institute of Criminology, Melbourne
  • Gately, N. & Murphy, P. (Jun 2006) Acknowledging all family types in policy and law. Third International Conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Perth
  • Gately, N.J., & Henry, P.J. ( March 2006). Treating all family types equally in social policy and law.  Paper presented to the House of Representatives, Parliament, Canberra 
  • Gately, N. & Murphy, P. (Dec 2005). Out of the closet:  The unacknowledged support of stepparents in promoting positive post separation parenting arrangements negotiated in the Family Court of Western Australia. Family and Community Strengths: Evidence driving practice Newcastle, NSW, 8th December 2005
  • Gately, N. (Nov 2005).  Drug Use Monitoring in Western Australia (DUMA): A year in review.  DUMA Technical Conference, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra. 
  • Gately, N. (Nov 2004).  Drugs Use Monitoring in Western Australia (DUMA):  WA Site Managers Presentation, DUMA Technical Conference, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
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