Dr Susan Rayment-McHugh

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Dr Susan Rayment-McHugh

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Lecturer in Criminology and Justice

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+61 7 5459 4573
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Room J-G.09
Dr Susan Rayment-McHugh

Profile

Susan Rayment-McHugh is a lecturer in Criminology and Justice and co-leader of USC’s Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit. She is also a forensic practitioner with over 25 years’ clinical and research experience in the sexual violence and abuse fields. Prior to moving to an academic role, she held leadership positions at Griffith University’s Griffith Youth Forensic Service and Neighborhood's Project, focused on responding to and preventing youth sexual violence and abuse. Susan has a coherent body of applied research with a focus on policy and practice implications. Her current clinical and research focus is on understanding and preventing sexual violence and abuse, including in Australian Indigenous communities and youth-serving institutions, and on program evaluation using realist methods. She is widely consulted and presents nationally and internationally, on prevention and intervention services.

Susan has a PhD in Criminology, investigating concentrations of sexual violence, and a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology. Susan is a member of the USC Indigenous Studies Research Theme, and an Adjunct Research Fellow with the Griffith Criminology Institute

Awards

Under Susan’s leadership, the Griffith Youth Forensic Service was the 2014 Australian Crime & Violence Prevention Award national winner.

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

  • Understanding and preventing sexual violence and abuse
  • Sexual and violent offending behaviour
  • Program evaluation

Research grants

Grant / Funding Body

Project Name

Investigators

Value

Years

Queensland Corrective Services Grant Scheme

The effectiveness of sexual and violent offender rehabilitation and reintegration programs: Integrating global and local perspectives to enhance correctional outcomes

 

Nadine McKillop, Susan Rayment-McHugh, Lara Christensen, Tim Prenzler

A$22,271

2018-2019

Queensland Corrective Services

Evaluation Framework for therapeutic interventions delivered within a forensic context

 

Nadine McKillop, Susan Rayment-McHugh

A$33,700

2018

Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Neighbourhoods Project

Susan Rayment-McHugh

A$100,000

2017

Commonwealth Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

Evidence informed prevention of youth perpetrated sexual violence and abuse: ‘Realist’ implementation and evaluation [in two Indigenous communities] (Neighbourhoods Project)

 

Stephen Smallbone, Susan Rayment-McHugh, Dimity Smith, Troy Allard, Anna Stewart, Ross Homel, Richard Wortley, Nick Tilley, Donald Findlater

A$2,278,182

2013-2017

Criminology Research Council

A comparison of individual, situational and ecological factors associated with adolescence-onset and adult-onset sexual offences against children

 

Nadine McKillop, Stephen Smallbone, Susan Rayment-McHugh

A$48,817

2014-2016

Queensland Department of the Premier & Cabinet

Preventing Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse [in two Indigenous communities]

Stephen Smallbone, Susan Rayment-McHugh, Dimity Smith

A$98,000

2012-2013

Griffith University Strategic Development Grant

Preventing Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse [in two Indigenous communities]

Stephen Smallbone, Susan Rayment-McHugh

A$15,000

2012-2013

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