Katie Logos

Dr Katie Logos


School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Katie Logos is a Lecturer of Criminology and Early Career Researcher at the University of Adelaide. Katie’s research examines risks for vulnerable groups within the forensic setting, and focuses on developing effective interventions to mitigate such risk. This has involved two interrelated research streams in which she has led and contributed to various grant funded projects. The first stream focuses on understanding factors underpinning criminal involvement for young people and individuals on the autism spectrum. The second focuses on understanding the growing problem of child sexual abuse online, and developing techniques to prevent and reduce the victimisation of children.

To read more about Katie's research across these two streams as part of the Adelaide Cybercrime Laboratory, visit www.AdelaideCybercrime.org

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2022 Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2022 Postdoctoral Research Associate Flinders University
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 Flinders University Australia PhD
    2016 Flinders University Australia BPsyc (Hons)
Date Project Investigators Funding Body Amount
2023 Pilot study to develop an evidence-based educational intervention to reduce the sexual solicitation and abuse of young people online  Dr K Logos, A/Prof R Brewer, A/Prof E Palmer, Dr S Napier, Ms M Nicholas University of Adelaide $9,933
2022–2023 Advancing child sexual abuse victim and perpetrator identification using biometrics
A/Prof R Brewer, A/Prof B Westlake, Mr T Swearingen, Dr K Logos Australian Institute of Criminology $271,541
2022 Examining the legal and ethical dimensions of using automated data collection technologies to combat cyber threats in Australia A/Prof R Brewer, Dr C Langos, A/Prof B Westlake, Dr K Logos  Cybersecurity Cooperative Research Centre $50,000


Katie coordinates the following courses:

Code Title
CRIM 1001 Explaining Crime and Deviance
CRIM 2004 Cybercrime and Cyber-deviance
CRIM 3006 Cybercrime and Cyber-deviance



  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Advancing the prosecution of child exploitation offences. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Rebecca Medhurst
    2022 Co-Supervisor Understanding the Role of Internet Addiction in Adolescent Cyber-Sexual Delinquency Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Caitlan Elizabeth Sian Miller
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Understanding judicial perceptions of deterrence when sentencing offenders on the autism spectrum The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Criminology (Honours) Honours Full Time Megan Cook
    2022 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Examining the relationship between autistic traits and online hacking in adolescents The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Criminology (Honours) Honours Full Time Stefano Zaccagnini
    2021 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Cyberbullying prevention: A reasoned action approach to intervention design The University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Morgan Sayer
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135633
  • Email: katie.logos@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Org Unit: Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies

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