Hayley Passmore

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  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr Hayley Passmore is based in Boorloo (Perth), and is a Lecturer in Criminology at the UWA Law School and Honorary Research Associate at the Telethon Kids Institute. Hayley has qualifications in child health, criminology and psychology, and over 11 years working in adult corrections and youth justice facilities. In 2019, she completed her PhD focusing on the workforce development component of the internationally recognised Banksia Hill Detention Centre study; the first Australian study to explore the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) among justice-involved young people. Hayley is the project lead and developer of Reframe Training; an evidence-based program educating frontline staff on the management and support of young people with neurodisability. Hayley has received international recognition for her research and its impact, including receiving a 2020 Churchill Fellowship, being named a 2021 AMP Foundation Tomorrow Maker and a 2022 WA Finalist for Young Australian of the Year.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours), Adolescent Problem Behaviour: Can a Supportive Family Protect Disadvantaged Youth? , Murdoch University

Bachelor of Criminology, Murdoch University

Paediatrics and Child Health, Doctor of Philosophy, Improving the management of young people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in detention, The University of Western Australia

External positions

Honorary Research Associate, Telethon Kids Institute

Churchill Fellow, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Research expertise keywords

  • youth justice
  • neurodisability
  • fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
  • criminology
  • workforce development
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • neurodiversity
  • youth detention


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