Giulia Lowe

University of Auckland

Giulia completed a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Criminology at Auckland University, followed by an Honours programme researching the influence of religion on behaviour. Giulia began her current research on Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) as a Masters student; she successfully upgraded the research to a PhD in 2015 and has presented her findings at a number of conferences.

Giulia has volunteered with the Riding for Disabled Association and as a teacher’s aide with first year students; she has also worked in mental health and has training to work with older persons in this area. Her research interests, primarily in the areas of forensic psychology and restorative justice approaches in the criminal justice system, stem from her work in mental health with a number of people who have had extensive involvement with the criminal justice system. In 2016, she hopes to present at the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference and the Realising Restorative Justice Conference.