Dr. Jen Geary’s practice is informed by her theory. In her thesis work for her Master of Arts in Psychology she liaised with governments and professionals across six countries. Geary has written two books (Older Prisoners: A Human Rights Perspective and Legal Education and Training in the 21st Century), two research theses, a chapter in an edited book, as well as numerous articles. She has published in a number of areas relevant to law, justice and management. Those areas include, human rights, security, trauma including post-traumatic stress disorder, work-based stress, violence, corrections and prison management. Her scholarship lies at the intersection of human rights, legal education, social work, psychology, management and international relations.
Geary holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Curtin University (1997); Bachelor of Laws from the University of New England (2012); a Master of Social Work from Monash University (2000); a Master of Social Policy from James Cook University (2001); a Master of Distance Education from Athabasca University (2001); a Master of Education in Further Education and Training from University of Southern Queensland (2002); a Master of Arts in Psychology from Deakin University (2015) and a PhD Social Science in Social Work and Social Policy from the University of South Australia (2008).