Associate Professor Marinella Marmo

Associate Professor

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce Building (3.34)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Marinella Marmo joined the Law School in mid-2005, coming from 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 and has been cited by leading policy-makers across Europe and Australia.

Her contribution to excellence in teaching has been recognised internally and externally, including by an Australian Government’s Citation for Excellence in Teaching in 2012 and by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology in 2018.


LLB (Hons, Law) (Salerno), PhD (Lancaster)

Honours, awards and grants

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).

In 2018, she is the recipient of the ANZ Society of Criminology inaugural Award for Excellence in Teaching.

She is a CI in the ARC Discovery grant DP180102200 Managing migrants and border control in Britain and Australia, 1901-1981 (2018-2020),

Key responsibilities

Marinella has held a number of roles, among others Associate Dean (Research) at the Flinders Law School.

Research expertise
Migrants and refugees
Research interests

Marinella researches in the areas of international criminal justice, transnational crime and human rights. 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.

Teaching interests

At Flinders University, Marinella teaches the upper elective International Criminal Justice. In 2018, 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.

Topic coordinator
CRIM7201 Advanced Criminology
CRIM3302 International Criminal Justice
Topic lecturer
CRIM1102 Criminal Justice System
Supervisory interests
Corporate and transnational crime
Gender and human rights
Human trafficking
International criminal court
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: drugs and the state (1), Human Trafficking (1)
Associate supervisor: Labour migration and exploitation (1)
Principal supervisor: International crimes (1), Drugs and the state (1)
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