Michael Salter

Associate Professor of Criminology
Scientia Fellow (Level D)

Associate Professor Michael Salter an Associate Professor of Criminology and Scientia Fellow at the School of Social Sciences at UNSW. Michael applies critical and feminist theory to the study of child sexual exploitation, gendered violence and complex trauma. He is leading two national studies: one on multi-sectorial constructions on complex trauma, and the second on the role of parents in the production of child exploitation material. Other current research projects include an analysis of perpetrator interventions in gendered violence and the role of technology in domestic violence. Michael sits on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and he is Associate Editor of Child Abuse Review.

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Journal articles
2019, 'Malignant trauma and the invisibility of ritual abuse', Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, vol. 13, pp. 15 - 30,
2018, 'Child Sexual Abuse: Ethics and Evidence', Child Abuse Review, vol. 27, pp. 165 - 170,
2019, Submission to the Online Safety Charter consultation