Sociologist and criminologist to produce police-style 'social network analysis' of clerical crime across the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic diocese

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
January 8 2021 - 6:30pm
MAINTAINING THE PRESSURE: The Clergy Abused Network, chaired by Bob O'Toole, is set to hear from academics Kathleen McPhillips and Jodi Death, while MPs Sharon Claydon and David Shoebridge work to support abuse victims.

A Newcastle University academic and a colleague from Queensland are embarking on a Hunter version of a research project that analysed the movements of Catholic figures around Victoria to uncover an alleged 16 child abuse networks within the Melbourne and Ballarat dioceses.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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