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Dr Ana Borges



Psychology with Honours (PUC-SP Brazil)
PHD (T.C. Beirne School of Law, UQ)


Dr Ana Borges Jelinic graduated in Psychology with Honours at PUC-SP in Brazil. She holds post-graduation qualifications from Griffith University and the University of Queensland (UQ). In 2020, she finished her PHD at the T.C. Beirne School of Law, UQ. The PHD research thesis is titled, ‘Migration and Domestic Violence: Women’s experiences of proving domestic violence as a requirement for permanent residency in Australia’.

She is a member of the management board of Women’s Community Aid Association (WCAA) and a Lecturer and National Educator at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) in the discipline of counselling.


  • Migration, domestic violence and uncertain visa status
Expert Comment Topics
Domestic and family violence

Research and Scholarship


  • 2021 (forthcoming) Book Review: ‘Soraia da Rosa Mendes’ (2020) Processo Penal Feminista (Feminist Criminal Law Procedures), Sao Paulo, Atlas’, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 10 (4), December 2021.
  • 2020 – Australia’s Family Violence Provisions in Migration Law: A Comparative Study, Flinders Law Journal, July 2020.
  • 2020 – Chapter 3, 3.4 – Reflections about the “revictimisation” of women who suffered violence by the State (police and justice systems), Reflections on Prevention Policies for Gender Based Violence against Women and Girls: Debates in Brazil and Australia. UN Women.
  • 2019 – I Loved Him and He Scared Me: Migrant Women, Partner Visas and Domestic Violence 32 Emotion, Space and Society 1-8.
  • 2015 – Learning through Friendships: What are migrant girls learning with their school peers and how could it be improved. Redress, April 2015 – Edited by the Association of Women’s Educators.
  • 2014 – The migrant girls’ voices: Gender and multiculturalism at school. Book Chapter. Complex Migration of Global Citizens, Ed. Lillian Mwanri and Jacob Waldenmaier, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford.
  • 2013 – Gender and Multiculturalism at school: The migrant girls’ voices. Redress – Edited by The Association of Women’s Educator


  • 2017 – National Psychology Week (Brisbane Branch) – Project: Domestic Violence and migration pamphlet (Portuguese)
  • 2017 – Co-applicant – U21 (Universitas) – PHD students network grant. – Project: Asia-Pacific Family Migration Network. https://asiapacificfamilymigration.wordpress.com/

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

  • Member of AHPRA – Allied Health Professionals Association
  • AAPI – Association of Australian Psychologists Inc.
  • AWE – Association of Women Educators
  • AWAVA – Australia Women Against Violence Alliance – Women on temporary visas reference group
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