Hilde Tubex

Hilde Tubex is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School, Research, at the Law School of the University of Western Australia.  She is an ARC Future Fellow at the UWA’s Faculty of Law.

Dr Tubex received a four year Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council for her project: ‘Reducing imprisonment rates in Australia’. The aim of the study is to investigate the differences in imprisonment rates between Australian jurisdictions and to explore the relevance of internationally developed explanatory models for the Australian situation. A specific focus of her research is the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the Australian criminal justice system.

Her research interests are mainly in penology, especially in international comparative studies. In a series of research projects she has worked on such topics as long-term imprisonment, parole, violence in prisons, sex offenders, welfare and treatment services for prisoners, female offenders and Indigenous issues.