Natalie is the Undergraduate Criminology Courses Coordinator, Honours Coordinator, a Senior Lecturer, Researcher and Higher Degrees Supervisor (Psychology/Criminology) in the School of Arts and Humanities.
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm
- CRI2110 - Research Methods II
- CRI1104 - The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
- CRI3212 - Criminology & Justice Capstone
- LAW4130 - Innocence Project
- CRI3105 - Community Corrections (Unit coordinator).
Natalie’s teaching has encompassed a range of areas at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. These include: Psychology of Criminal Behaviour, Juvenile Justice, Professional Skills: Case Management, The Family & Family Law, Research Methods, Pivotal Issues in Criminology and Justice, The Media and Justice, Conflict Management and Police, Law & Society.
Natalie is a principal investigator working on a number of research projects including: young offenders and youth justice; the crime/drug nexus; and public perceptions of crime related issues. She also researches families, such as those with a family member in prison; parents of young offenders; and family structures such as stepfamilies. She has supervised Honours, Masters and Doctoral students studying arson and firesetting related topics including juvenile arsonists; sex trafficking; domestic violence; drug and alcohol use; the impact on incarceration on families of young Aboriginal offenders; Drug Courts; Youth Drug Courts; and rape stereotypes. She favours research in collaboration with industry partners for the benefit of the wider community. Some industry partners have included WA Police, Department of Justice, Mental Health Commission, The Department of Fire and Emergency Services, The Perth Children’s Court, and the former Departments of the Attorney General and Corrective Services and the Drug and Alcohol Office.
- 2016 - Present State Coroner Western Australia – Coronial Ethics Committee
- 2018 - Member, ANZAPPL (Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law Inc)
- 2018 - Member, ANZSOC (Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology).
Awards and recognition
University and National Teaching Awards
- 2018 - The School of Arts and Humanities Learning and Teaching Award
- 2018 - The School of Arts and Humanities Psychology and Criminology Staff Award
- 2012 - Faculty of Business and Law, Dean's Award for Achieving a PhD
- 2006 - The Dean’s Professional and Community Engagement Award.
Research areas and interests
- Young offenders and youth justice
- Drugs and crime
- Public perceptions of crime
- Family Law
- Families (prisoner families, young offender families)
- Student University Experiences.
Technical and Industry Reports:
- Gately, N., McCue., J., & Ellis, S. (2017). Voices of young people who offend, insight into modus operandi and lived experiences. Funded by WA Police and Industry Collaborative Grant) In collaboration with WA Police, The Children’s Court of Western Australia and Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (in progress).
- Gately, N., Ellis, S., & McCue., J. (2016). “Tough on Crime?” How information shapes public support for the Children’s Court Drug Court (In collaboration with Magistrate Horrigan, Judge Reynolds and the Children’s Court of Western Australia).
- Gately, N., Ferguson, C., Ellis, S. & Cock. R. (2016). The Prisoners Review Board of Western Australia: What do the public know about parole? A report prepared for the Prisoners Review Board of Western Australia.
- Gately, N., McCue, J. & Ellis, S. (2015). LINKS Program Utilisation Study. A report prepared for the Mental Health Commission of Western Australia.
- Gately, N. & Ellis, S. (2014). Offenders on Offending: An overview of detainee self- reported behaviours in Western Australia. A report prepared for the Western Australia Police.
- Gately, N. & Ellis, S. (2014). An overview of reports of motor vehicle theft in Western Australia. A report prepared for the Western Australia Police.
- Gately, N., Ellis, S. & Morris, R. (2014). Drug Use Monitoring in Australia: An expansion in the Pilbara. National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund NDLERF (Commonwealth Government).
- Gately, N., Fleming, J., Morris, R., & McGregor, C. (2012). Amphetamine users among detainees at the East Perth Watchhouse: What is the impact on crime? Canberra: Criminology Research Council.
- Kraemer, S., Gately, N., & Kessell, J. (2009). HoPE (Health of Prisoner Evaluation): Pilot study of prisoner physical health and psychological wellbeing. Joondalup, WA: Edith Cowan University.