Kyllie Cripps

Professor Kyllie Cripps

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2023
  • Section(s): Indigenous Studies


Professor Kyllie Cripps is a Palawa woman, a criminologist, and specialist in Indigenous and gender studies, she is also the Director of Monash’s Indigenous Studies Centre. As well as a chief investigator with other colleagues on a new ARC Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women directed by Professor Jacqui True. Prof Cripps is one of Australia’s leading researchers on Indigenous family violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Leading major grants she has contributed to the field through interdisciplinary empirical studies that have defined violence on Indigenous terms, identified factors contributing to violence, and examined the access and availability of services in the aftermath of violence. Her work has been critical in identifying gaps and opportunities to create sustainable solutions to support policy and practice change. She is widely published in this area. She holds a Ph.D and Distinguished Alumni Award from Monash University.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.