Simone was admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2004. Her research interests include serious youth offending, repeat incarceration and the prison. She began her legal career at the District Court of South Australia as a Judges Associate and has gone on to work as a Criminal Defence Solicitor with the Legal Services Commission of SA and also in private practise. She holds a current practising certificate and continues to perform consultancy and pro bono work in criminal law. Simone joined the law school in 2009 as Project Officer on the ARC funded project,Generativity in young male (ex)prisoners: Caring for self, other and future with and beyond prison. This research forms the basis of the book Young Offenders: Crime, Prison & Beyond (Halsey and Deegan, 2015) which was awaded the Australian and New Zealand Society for Criminology (ANZOC) Margaret Alder Book Prize for it's outstanding contribution to Criminology (2017/2018). Simone's doctorate, The Lives and Adjustment Patterns of Juvenile Lifers (2019) investigated opportunities for life-sentenced juveniles to cope, adjust and mature in prison environments and was recently awarded the Flinders University Vice Chancellors Medal for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (2020)
LLB LP (Hons) (Flinders), BA (Flinders), PhD
Simone is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia and holds a current practising certificate.
Flinders University Vice Chancellors Medal for Doctoral Thesis Exellence (2020)
Australian and New Zealand Society for Criminiology (ANZSOC) Margaret Alder Book Prize (2017/2018)
3MT Competition Winner- School of Law
South Australian Joyner Scholarship Recipient for advanced research of original and progressive nature leading to advancement in law (2015-2018).
Australian Post Graduate Award (2015-2018).
Flinders University EHL top-up Scholarship (2015-2018).
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