Tara Harris has worked within the field of criminology and education for the past seven years. She obtained her Master’s degree in Criminology cum laude and is currently working on her doctoral study in adolescent sexting.
She joined Monash South Africa as a full time staff member in 2012, having done two years as a sessional lecturer. She has supervised six Honours students to completion and is actively involved in community engagement, having been invited to speak on the radio on topics of the culture of violence in South Africa and adolescent sexualisation. She has presented at one international conference and two national conferences on topics surrounding youth offending in South Africa. She has three peer-reviewed articles published.