Michelle Gissara

Michelle is a proud Kardu Diminin/Murrinhpatha woman living in Narrm and is an RMIT Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Predoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. 

About Michelle Gissara

Michelle Gissara is a recipient of a Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Predoctoral Research Fellowship at RMIT University. Her Honours research scrutinized news media representation of image-based abuse available to Victorians. Key recommendations from this research were presented at the ANZSOC (Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology) Conference in 2021. She is currently embarking on a PhD exploring the lived experiences of First Nations women and LGBTQIA+ people who are victim-survivors of image-based sexual abuse. Her research interests include abuse and violence against women, Indigenous justice, and social and emotional well-being.

Supervisors: Professor Nicola Henry & Professor Georgina Heydon