Rebecca Wickes is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Science and the Director for the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre at Monash University. She is the Chief Investigator of the Australian Community Capacity Study (ACCS), a multi-million, multi-site, longitudinal study of 298 urban neighbourhoods in Victoria and Queensland. Her research centres on the spatial concentration of social problems with a particular focus on how physical and demographic changes in urban communities influence social cohesion, the informal regulation of crime, crime and victimisation. Dr Wickes has published extensively in leading criminology and sociology journals. She is the Associate Editor for the Australian New Zealand Journal of Criminology and is the Vice President for the Australian New Zealand Society of Criminology. She is also a member of the Welcoming Cities Advisory Committee.