Dr Judy Putt, RegNet and Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Dr Judy Putt, RegNet and Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU


With a doctorate in social anthropology from the ANU and a master’s degree in criminology from Cambridge University, Dr Judy Putt has undertaken extensive research in crime and justice with a focus on action-oriented, mixed-methods, and on practice and policy relevance. Her current projects include a study of the use and efficacy of protection orders in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and assisting with a multi-site, four year study of sorcery accusation related violence in PNG. In 2017 she was part of a research team that completed an assessment of the RAMSI legacy for Pacific policing. Her publication record includes major research and evaluation reports, including those that have focused on domestic and family violence, community safety in remote Australia, and criminal justice reform. She has also co-authored numerous papers and journal articles on a wide range of topics related to crime and justice. 

In terms of practice, she is currently a member of a parole board and of an NGO board, and formerly worked as a prison official visitor. She has extensive experience as a frontline service provider in remote Australia, and in justice and crime prevention policy at a national level.


Domestic and family violence, community safety and crime prevention, evaluation and feminist methodologies, transnational and resource crime, policing and criminal justice reform.