Associate Professor Mehera   San Roque
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Mehera San Roque

Law & Justice
Sch of Law Society&Criminology

Mehera San Roque joined the UNSW Faculty of Law in 2002, having previously taught at the University of Sydney.  Her research interests include Evidence, Feminist Legal Theory, Law and visual/popular culture and surveillance studies, and she has a particular interest in cross-disciplinary collaborations, including an ARC funded multidisciplinary and international project examining the participation of deaf citizens as jurors, working with linguists, NSW Legal Aid, interpreters and colleagues from Interpreting and Translation Studies. With colleagues in law, forensic science, psychology and medicine, she is involved in research on identification evidence and surveillance technologies aimed at improving the reliability and evaluation of evidence in criminal trials. She is a member of the Evidence-Based Forensics Initiative at UNSW and on the Council of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences.

 

 

Phone
+61 2 9385 2244
Location
Room 213 Law Building UNSW Kensington Campus

Publications

  • Books | 2021
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Hunter J; Metzger J; Henning T; Edmond G; McMahon R; San Roque M; Cockburn H, 2021, The Trial: Principles, Process and Evidence, Federation Press, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    San Roque M; Skanlon A; Beaudry J, 2020, 'An Interdisciplinary and Cross-national Analysis of Legal Safeguards for Eyewitness Evidence', in Miller MK; Bornstein BH (ed.), Advances in Psychology and Law. Advances in Psychology and Law, vol 5, Springer, pp. 137 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54678-6_5
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Edmond G; Kemp R; Porter G; Hamer D; Burton M; Biber K; Roque MS, 2017, 'Atkins v The Emperor, the ‘cautious’ use of unreliable ‘expert’ opinion', in Expert Evidence and Scientific Proof in Criminal Trials, Routledge, pp. 303 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315094205-10
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    San Roque M, 2017, 'Updating Beliefs: Rethinking the Regulation of Identification Evidence Under the UEL', in Critical Perspectives on the Uniform Evidence Law, Federation Press, Sydney
    Books | 2015
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Hunter J; Metzger J; Henning T; Edmond G; McMahon R; San Roque M, 2015, The Trial: Principles, Process and Evidence, Federation Press, Sydney, https://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781760020262
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    San Roque M, 2015, 'Identification Evidence', in The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, pp. 604 - 661
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    San Roque M, 2014, 'Locating Consent in Similar- Fact Cases: Commentary on Phillips v R', in Douglas H; Hunter R; Luker T; Bartlett F (ed.), Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Re-writing Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 291 - 295, http://www.hartpub.co.uk/Search.aspx?Type=2&Text=Australian%20Feminist%20Judgments
    Books | 2010
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Hunter JB; Steel Z; Pearson LM; Silove DM; San Roque M; Frommer N; Redman R, 2010, Tales of the Unexpected & Refugee Status Decision-Making: Managing and Understanding Psychological Issues Among Refugee Applicants, First, Faculty of Law and Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    San Roque M, 2021, 'Special Issue: Genealogies of Indefinite Detention', Social and Legal Studies, vol. 30, pp. 3 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0964663920963394
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Chin JM; San Roque M; McFadden R, 2020, 'The New Psychology of Expert Witness Procedure', SYDNEY LAW REVIEW, vol. 42, pp. 69 - 96, https://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/journals/SydLRev/2020/3.html
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Edmond G; Cunliffe E; Martire K; San Roque M, 2019, 'Forensic Science Evidence and the Limits of Cross-Examination', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 42, pp. 858 - 920, https://law.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/3256077/05-Edmond-et-al.pdf
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Napier J; Spencer D; Hale S; Roque MS; Shearim G; Russell D, 2018, 'Changing the international justice landscape: Perspectives on deaf citizenship and jury service', Sign Language Studies, vol. 19, pp. 240 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/sls.2018.0034
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Hale SB; San Roque M; Spencer D; Napier J, 2017, 'Deaf citizens as jurors in Australian courts: participating via professional interpreters', International Journal of Speech Language and the Law, vol. 24, pp. 151 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/ijsll.32896
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Spencer D; San Roque M; Napier J; Hale SB, 2017, 'Justice is blind as long as it isn’t deaf: excluding deaf people from jury duty – an Australian human rights breach', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 23, pp. 332 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2017.1392479
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Edmond G; Found B; Martire K; Ballantyne K; Hamer D; Searston R; Thompson M; Cunliffe E; Kemp R; San Roque M; Tangen J; Dioso-Villa R; Ligertwood A; Hibbert D; White D; Ribeiro G; Porter G; Towler A; Roberts A, 2016, 'Model forensic science', Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol. 48, pp. 496 - 537, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00450618.2015.1128969
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Stockdale M; Smith E; San Roque M, 2016, 'Bad Character Evidence in The Criminal Trial: the English Statutory/Common law Dichotomy--Anglo-Australian Perspectives', Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 3, pp. 441 - 471
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Hunter JB; Pearson L; San Roque M, 2014, 'Mental health expertise in refugee status decision-making: judging or caring?', International Journal of Evidence and Proof, vol. 18, pp. 310 - 339, http://dx.doi.org/10.1350/ijep.2014.18.4.462
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Edmond G; San Roque M, 2014, 'Honeysett v The Queen: Forensic Science, ‘Specialised Knowledge’ and the Uniform Evidence Law', The Sydney Law Review, vol. 36, pp. 323 - 344, http://sydney.edu.au/law/slr/slr_36/slr36_2/SLRv36n2EdmondSanRoque.pdf
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Edmond G; Martire KA; Kemp RI; Hamer D; Hibbert B; Ligertwood A; Porter G; San Roque M; Searston R; Tangen J; Thompson M; White D, 2014, 'How to cross-examine forensic scientists: A guide for lawyers', Australian Bar Review, vol. 39, pp. 174 - 197, http://mbthompson.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Edmond-HowToCross-ExamineForensicScientists.pdf
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Edmond G; san roque ; Hamer D; Ligertwood A, 2014, 'Christie, section 137 and forensic science evidence (after Dupas v The Queen and R v XY)', Monash University Law Review, vol. 40, pp. 389 - 412, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000215107000005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Edmond G; San Roque M; Cole S; Kemp R; Martire KA; Porter G; Tangen J, 2013, 'Justicia's Gaze: Surveillance, evidence and the criminal trial', Surveillance and Society, vol. 11, pp. 252 - 271
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Hunter JB; Tay K; Frommer N; Silove D; Pearson L; San Roque M; Redman R; Bryant R; Manicavasagar V; Steel Z, 2013, 'A mixed method study of expert psychological evidence submitted for a cohort of asylum seekers undergoing refuggee status determination in Australia', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 98, pp. 106 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.08.029
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Hunter J; Pearson L; San Roque M; Steel Z, 2013, 'Asylum adjudication, mental health and credibility evaluation', Federal Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 471 - 495, http://www.federallawreview.com.au/
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Smith GJD; San Roque M; Westcott H; Marks P, 2013, 'Surveillance texts and textualism: Truthtelling and trustmaking in an uncertain world', Surveillance and Society, vol. 11, pp. 215 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.24908/ss.v11i3.5079
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Hunter J; Pearson L; Roque MS; Steel Z, 2013, 'Asylum Adjudication, Mental Health and Credibility Evaluation', Federal Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 471 - 495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0067205x1304100304
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    San Roque M, 2013, '‘A woman like you’: gender, uncertainty and expert opinion evidence in the contemporary criminal trial (Review Essay: Emma Cunliffe, Murder Medicine and Motherhood, Hart Publishing 2011)', feminists@law, vol. 3
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Edmond G; Martire KA; San Roque M, 2011, ''Mere guesswork': Cross-lingual voice comparisons and the jury', Sydney Law Review, vol. 33, pp. 395 - 425, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=532339284270660;res=IELHSS
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Edmond G; Kemp RI; Hamer D; Burton M; Biber ; San Roque M, 2010, 'Atkins v The Emperor: The “Cautious” use of Unreliable “Expert” Opinion', International Journal of Evidence and Proof, vol. 14, pp. 146 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1350/ijep.2010.14.2.349
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Vines PE; San Roque M; Rumble E, 2010, 'Is "nervous shock" still a feminist issue? The duty of care and psychiatric injury in Australia', Tort Law Review, vol. 18, pp. 9 - 32, http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/files/2010/10/j19_v018_TORTLREV_pt01_vines_sanroque_rumble.pdf
    Journal articles | 2009
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Edmond G; San Roque M, 2009, 'Quasi-justice: Ad hoc expertise and identification evidence', Criminal Law Journal, vol. 33, pp. 8 - 33
    Journal articles | 2006
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Redman R; San Roque M; Hunter JB; Hambley TW; Martin H, 2006, 'Three tales of asylum: trauma, credibility and expert evidence', Human Rights Defender, vol. 15, pp. 17 - 19
    Journal articles | 2006
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    San Roque M; Bilber K, 2006, 'The trouble with pictures: law and visual culture', Law Text Culture, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 4
    Journal articles | 2005
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Brennan S; Healey DJ; Hunter JB; Johnson D; San Roque M; Wolff LT, 2005, 'Indigenous Legal Education at UNSW: A Work-In-Progress', Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 6, pp. 26 - 29
    Journal articles | 2005
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Journal articles | 1999
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Roque MS, 1999, 'Popular trials/criminal fictions/celebrity feminism and theBernardo/HomolkaCase', Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 13, pp. 38 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13200968.1999.11077310
  • Reports | 2020
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    White D; Towler A; Jeffery L; Kemp R; Palermo R; Ballantyne K; Curby K; Edmond G; Martire K; O'Toole A; Phillips J; San Roque M; Wilmer J; Carter T; Dunn J; Tullberg C; Ferguson D; Geach J; Heyer R; Michalski D; Moreton R; Noyes E; Ritchie K; Sutherland C, 2020, Evaluating face identification expertise: Turning theory into practice, https://socialsciences.org.au/workshop/evaluating-face-identification-expertise-turning-theory-into-practice/
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Napier J; Russell D; Hale S; Spencer D; San Roque M, 2018, 'Evidence-based training for legal interpreters to work with deaf jurors', in Winston B; Monikowski C; Lee RG (eds.), Reaching New Heights in Interpreter Education: Mentoring,, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, pp. 256 - 275, presented at 2018 Conference of Interpreter Trainers, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 31 October 2018 - 03 November 2018, https://www.cit-asl.org/new/past-conferences/proceedings/2018-proceedings/
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Napier J; Hale SB; Spencer D; San Roque M, 2017, '"I had doubts about how it would work and then I was surprised at how well it did work"', presented at IAFL Porto 2017: 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, Porto, Portugal, 10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017, https://iaflporto2017.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/programme_vfinal.pdf
    Other | 2017
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Spencer D; San Roque M; Hale SB; Napier J, 2017, The High Court Considers Participation of Deaf People in Jury Duty, The Law Society of New South Wales, https://www.lawsociety.com.au/resources/journal/LSJOnline/index.htm
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Hale SB; San Roque M, 2015, 'Deaf citizens as jurors: communicating via court interpreters', presented at IAFL 12th Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics, Guangdong, China, 06 July 2015 - 09 July 2015, http://www.iafl.org/conffullposts.php?id=118
    Other | 2015
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    Tay AK; Frommer N; Hunter J; Silove D; Pearson L; San Roque M; Redman R; Bryant RA; Manicavasagar V; Steel Z, 2015, Corrigendum to "A mixed-method study of expert psychological evidence submitted for a cohort of asylum seekers undergoing refugee status determination in Australia" [Soc Sci Med 98 (2013) 106-115] DOI 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.08.029, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.05.030
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Associate Professor Mehera San Roque
    San Roque M; Redman R; Frommer N, 2004, '`Narratives of trauma: credibility, expert evidence and the refugee determination process` Traumas of Law', in Traumas of Law, 2004 Conference of the Law and Literature Association of Australia, Traumas of Law, 2004 Conference of the Law and Literature Association of Australia, Giffith University, presented at Traumas of Law, 2004 Conference of the Law and Literature Association of Australia, Giffith University, 09 July 2004 - 11 July 2004

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