PROFILE

Dr Tamara Tulich

Started at UWA: 2014

Legal academic driving research for law reform and just legislation

Dr Tamara Tulich is a senior lecturer in the UWA Law School, researching preventive justice, anti-terror lawmaking and indefinite detention regimes. She is particularly interested in the emerging field of preventive justice scholarship, and the legal, policy, and human rights implications of ‘prevention’ in contemporary lawmaking. 

Before turning to academia, Dr Tulich practised as a solicitor at the Mental Health Advocacy Service at New South Wales Legal Aid and served as Associate to Chief Justice Higgins AO of the ACT Supreme Court. She later completed her PhD at the University of New South Wales as a member of the ARC Laureate Fellowship project ‘Anti-Terror Laws and the Democratic Challenge’ in the Gilbert and Tobin Centre of Public Law.

Dr Tulich’s research contributes to law reform to deliver better outcomes for people in contact with the justice system. Her current collaborative projects include working on a review and evaluation of Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Legislation in Western Australia, NSW and Queensland.

She is also working on expanding diversionary pathways out of the criminal justice system for Aboriginal youth with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,  including through court-based innovations and reform to WA’s mentally impaired accused legislation. 

The impairments associated with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) pose unique challenges at each stage of the criminal justice process that, if not identified, understood or accommodated, can lead to grave injustice. It is essential that we improve the responsiveness of the justice system and support services to young people with FASD and other cognitive impairments. Dr Tamara Tulich

Funding


2017-2018

WA Police

  • Overrepresentation of Aboriginal Persons in Police Custody and Diversionary Alternatives
  • Professor Harry Blagg, Dr Tamara Tulich, Dr Jade Lindley, Dr Joe Clare, Ms Dorinda Cox

Australian Institute of Criminology

  • Pocketing the Proceeds of Crime: The Legislation, Criminological Perspectives and Experience
  • Professor Natalie Skead, Associate Professor Hilde Tubex, Associate Professor Sarah Murray, Dr Tamara Tulich

2017

Department of Health, Commonwealth

  • FASD and the Criminal Justice System
  • Professor Harry Blagg, Dr Tamara Tulich, Dr Raewyn Mutch, Dr Victoria Hovane

2015 -2016

Australian Institute of Criminology

  • Developing Diversionary Pathways for Indigenous Youth with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): A Three Community Study in Western Australia
  • Professor Harry Blagg, Dr Tamara Tulich

Projects

Pocketing the Proceeds of Crime: The Legislation, Criminological Perspectives and Experience

This project involves a review and evaluation of Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Legislation in Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. Researchers involved with this project include:

Overrepresentation of Aboriginal Persons in Police Custody and Diversionary Alternatives

This project examines why Aboriginal women and youth are overrepresented in police custody in WA and whether diversion is working. Researchers involved with this project include:

Teaching

Supervisor opportunities

Dr Tulich has been supervising PhD students since 2015, covering topics such as comparative consumer law, effectiveness of court-based diversion for people with mental impairments, and human trafficking. She welcomes expressions of interest from prospective postgraduate students. Contact Dr Tulich via the details below.

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