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Ms Alexandra Ridgway

PhD Student


8/F Hub, 8/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Alexandra Ridgway has worked for over a decade in NGOs both within Australia and internationally. She has specialised in the areas of violence against women, legal education, innovative justice and cross cultural service delivery. In 2012, she established the inTouch Legal Centre for the inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence in Melbourne, Australia. This service is the first of its kind in Australia.

In 2013 Alexandra was awarded the national ANZSOC Student Paper Prize for the research paper she conducted for her Masters, Talking Trauma: Analysing the Relationship between Lawyers’ Communication Techniques and CALD Victim-Survivors’ Disengagement from the Justice System.

Alexandra is currently undertaking her PhD at The University of Hong Kong where she is researching the experiences of spousal visa holders who experience relationship breakdown in Hong Kong and Australia.


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
Australian National University (Canberra, Australia)

Masters of Criminology/Criminal Justice
Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia)

Research interests

Family and intimate partner relationships
Civil society

Current research

Experiences of relationship breakdown amongst migrant populations in Hong Kong and Australia

Women’s experiences of the nighttime economy in Hong Kong

Honours and recognitions

ANZSOC Student Paper Prize, 2013
Golden Key Asia-Pacific Postgraduate Study Award, 2016