Dr Marinella Marmo joined the Law School in mid-2005 as a Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Criminology, coming from a position as Lecturer at the University of Leicester and, previously, the Liverpool John Moores University.
She investigates victimhood across borders, with emphasis on transnational migration and human rights. Her work has been published by leading journals, and appears in a number of books and edited collections. Her research has attracted significant international attention as evidenced by a substantial number of newsprint articles.
Her contribution to excellence in teaching has been recognised by an Australian Government’s Citation for Excellence in Teaching in 2012.
LLB (Hons, Law) (Salerno), PhD (Lancaster)
She is the recipient of the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flinders University.
In 2012, she was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Australian Government (Office for Learning and Teaching).
She is a CI in the ARC Discovery grant DP180102200 Managing migrants and border control in Britain and Australia, 1901-1981 (2018-2020), https://managingmigrants.wordpress.com/blog/
Marinella has held a number of roles, among others Associate Dean (Research) at the Flinders Law School.
Marinella researches in the areas of international criminal justice, transnational crime and comparative criminology. Currently, she works in the area of migration, border control and trafficking in human beings.
She is also interested in the judiciary's role and their involvement in the approximation and harmonising process in human rights and criminal justice.
In collaboration with the Victim Support Service, she has worked on the self-medication of crime victims from 2011 to 2017.
She is currently exploring Human Trafficking and modern forms of slavery in South Australia.
At Flinders University, Marinella teaches the upper elective International Criminal Justice. In 2017, she is the module coordinator of International Criminal Justice, and of the Honours Placement Program.
She contributes to the teaching of programs at Master's level.
Marinella has collaborated, and still does, with a number of South Australian agencies in the field of victimhood.
Marinella is an active member of the Italian Community, having held positions as President and Vice-President of the ARIA-SA Committee (Association for Research between Italy and Australasia) and as member of COMITES.
At times, Marinella gives interviews for SBS Radio Italian and other radio stations on transnational crime and human rights in Australia and at international level.