Simone Rowe
Postgraduate Research Student

Simone Rowe

School of Social Sciences

Qualifications

BSW; BSW Graduate Hons (Class 1)

Title

PhD Candidate, Research Associate and Teaching Fellow

Brief Overview

Simone Rowe’s publications and research interests include disability and criminal justice issues; First Nations people and criminal justice issues; abolition; critical interdisciplinary approaches to carcerality and state violence; and innovative research methodologies that centre the subjugated knowledges and perspectives of marginalised groups.

Research Topic

Disability and the Carceral State: An examination of the criminalisation of people with cognitive impairment

Synopsis

In the current era of continual carceral growth, persons with cognitive disability are disproportionately subject to processes of criminalisation. By advancing empirical and theoretical knowledge about this phenomenon, this study will offer new understandings about the intersecting forms of oppression, including state-sanctioned violence, that render members of this group more susceptible to being criminalised.

Supervisor/s

Areas of Interest

  • Disability and criminal (in)justice
  • First Nations people and criminal (in)justice
  • Decolonisation
  • Policing
  • State violence

Publications

    1. Rowe S, Dowse, L, Baker M, & Baldry E (2022) Policing disability: alliance building, police divestment and community investment, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Published online ahead of print 05 Feb https://doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2022.2029084
    2. Rowe S, Dowse L, Newton D, McGillivray J & Baldry E (2019) Addressing education, training and employment supports for prisoners with cognitive disability: insights from an Australian programme, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 17(1), 43-50.
    3. Jones P, Rowe S & Miles D (2018) Beyond practical preparation: A critical approach to preparing social work students for international study experiences, International Social Work, 61(6), 1083-1094.
    4. Cunneen C, Rowe S & Tauri J (2017) Fracturing the colonial paradigm: Indigenous epistemologies and methodologies, Method(e)s: African Review of Social Sciences Methodology, 2(1-2), 62-78.
    5. Rowe S, Baldry E & Earles W (2015) Decolonising social work research: Learning from critical Indigenous approaches, Australian Social Work, 68(3), 296-308.
    6. Cunneen C & Rowe S (2014) Changing narratives: Colonised peoples, criminology and social work, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 3(1), 49-67. 
    1. Rowe S & Dowse L (2021) ‘Enabling penal abolitionism: The need for reciprocal dialogue between critical disability studies and penal abolitionism, In MJ Coyle & D Scott (Eds) The Routledge International Handbook of Penal Abolitionism, London: Routledge, pp. 206-216.
    2. Cunneen C & Rowe S (2016) ‘Re-considering the relationship between Indigenous people and violence’ In J Stubbs & S Tomsen (Eds), Australian Violence: Crime, Criminal Justice and Beyond, Leichardt: Federation Press, pp. 106-124.
    3. Cunneen C & Rowe S (2015) ‘Decolonising Indigenous victimisation’ In D Wilson & S Ross (Eds), Crime, Victims and Policy, London: Palgrave McMillan, pp. 10-32.
    1. Dowse L, Rowe S, Baldry E & Baker M (2021) Police Responses to People with Disability, Research Report prepared for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
    2. Hardcastle L, Dowse L, McGillivray J, Newton D, Rowe S, Crosbie J & Giles M (2018) A qualitative study of the experiences of ex-prisoners who are seeking employment, the experiences of practitioners who work with ex-prisoners who are seeking employment and the models of practice used, Sydney: UNSW. http://doi.org/10.26190/5b4fd5e63e8c6
    3. Baldry E, Bright D, Cale J, Day J, Dowse L, Giles M, Hardcastle L, Graffam J, McGillivray J, Newton D, Rowe S & Wodak J (2018) A Future Beyond the Wall: Improving Post-release Employment Outcomes for People Leaving Prison: Final Report, Sydney: UNSW. http://doi.org/10.26190/5b4fd2de5cfb4
    4. Dowse L, Rowe S, McGillivray J & Newton D (2017) Education, Training and Employment for Prisoners with Cognitive Disability: A Case Study, Sydney: UNSW. http://doi.org/10.4225/53/59f1236338e46
    5. Churchill A, Sotiri M & Rowe S (2017) Access to the NDIS for people with cognitive disability and complex needs who are in contact with the criminal justice system: Key challenges, Sydney: The Community Restorative Centre.
    1. Rowe S (2019) Enabling penal abolitionism: the need for a reciprocal dialogue between critical disability studies and penal abolitionism, Paper presented at 36th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Rome, Italy.
    2. Rowe S (2018) Reconciling competing fights for (social) justice, Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
    3. Dowse L, Rowe S & McGillivray J (2017) Addressing education, training and employment supports for people with cognitive disability in prison, Paper presented at the Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, Australia.
    4. Rowe S & Sotiri M (2015) Insights from the margins: Working with people with disabilities and complex needs in and out of the criminal justice system, Paper presented at The Reintegration Puzzle Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
    5. Cunneen C & Rowe S (2013) Changing narratives: Indigenous knowledges as a critique of criminal justice, Paper presented at the Canadian Law and Society Conference: Law on the Edge, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
    6. Cunneen C & Rowe S (2013) Changing narratives: Colonised peoples, criminology and social work, Paper presented at the 7th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.
    7. Rowe S & Jones P (2013) Scaffolding for inter-cultural learning: Reflections on the process and content of a preparation module for international student experiences, Paper presented at De Novo ’13 Conference on International Social Work. De Paul Institute of Science and Technology, Kerala, India.
    1. Dowse L, & Rowe S (2020) Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Criminalised People with Disability, Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, March.
    2. Rider C, Baker M, Rowe S & Dowse L (2020) Preventing Violence, Abuse and Exploitation of Criminalised People with Cognitive Impairment: The Cognitive Impairment Diversion Program Model, Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, August.
    3. Rowe S, Simpson J, Baldry E & McGee P (2017) The provision of services under the NDIS for people with disabilities who are in contact with the criminal justice system, Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, March.
    4. Baldry E, Bright D, Cale J, Day A, Dowse L, Giles M, Graffam J, McGillivray J, Rowe S & Wodak J (2016) A Future Beyond the Wall, Submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into data availability and use, July 2016.
    5. Rowe S, Russell S & Sotiri M (2015) Submission to the proposal for a National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework, April 2015.

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