Our Academic Staff

Associate Professor Thomas Crofts

Room: 512
Phone: +61 2 9351 0474
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Comparative criminal law
Criminal law reform
Criminal responsibility
Juvenile justice

Rebecca Scott Bray

Senior Lecturer, Socio-Legal Studies
Room: 139 RC Mills Building, A26
Phone: +61 2 9351 4086
Fax: +61 2 9036 9380

Areas of Interest:
Death and the law
Coronial law and practice
Forensic medicine and science
Cultural criminology
Crime, law and aesthetics

Professor Mark Findlay
Professor Mark Findlay:
Deputy Director

Room: 528
Phone: +61 2 9351 0225
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Criminal Law
Comparative Criminal Justice
Crime and Global Governance
International Criminal Justice

Ross Abbs

Room: 508
Phone: +61 2 9351 0477
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Jane Andrew

Room: 317
H69 Codrington Building
Phone: +61 2 9036 6277
Fax: +61 2 9351 6638

Areas of Interest:
Prison privatisation
Accounting and public policy
Public accountability
Performance measurement

Dr Louise Boon-Kuo

Room: 536
Phone: +61 2 9351 0288
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Border policing, migration and citizenship
Policing and criminal justice
Race and racism
Accountability and jurisdiction

Emeritus Professor Terry Carney

Room: 542
Phone: +61 2 9351 0228
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Social Security and Welfare Law (income transfer payments and welfare services)
Adult Guardianship and Competence
Mental Health Law and Policy
Ageing and Disability
Drugs, Drug Law and Policy
Child Welfare and Youth Law

Professor Judy Cashmore

Room: 641
+61 2 9351 0469
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Family law
Child protection and child welfare
Children's evidence
Children's participation in legal proceedings
Child sexual assault

Honorary Professor Duncan Chappell

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Interest:
Mental Health Law and Policy
Criminal Law
Occupational Violence
Comparative Policing

Garner Clancey

Senior Lecturer
Room: 514
Phone: +61 2 9351 0473
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Crime prevention
Place-based analysis of crime
Youth crime
Juvenile Justice

Graeme Coss
Graeme Coss

Room: 523
Phone: +61 2 9351 0227
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Masculinity and Crime
Criminal Defences
Violence against Women
Clinical Legal Education

Adjunct Professor Nicholas Cowdery AM QC
Nicholas Cowdery AM QC

Adjunct Professor

Areas of interest:
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure and the Exercise of Discretion
Human Rights Protection
Drug Law and Policy

Andrew Dyer

Colin Phegan Lecturer
Room: 633
+61 2 8627 8507
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Criminal Law doctrine
Criminal Law theory
Human/constitutional rights law
Free speech law

Associate Professor Salim Farrar

Room: 643
+61 2 9351 0393
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Islamic Law
'Human Rights'
Criminal Justice
Comparative Criminal Justice in Asia

Associate Professor David Hamer

Room: 516
Phone: +61 2 9351 0242
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Wrongful convictions
Criminal procedure
Evidence law
The logic of inference
Causation and risk

Dr Deirdre Howard-Wagner

Senior Research Fellow
Room: 157 RC Mills Building, A26
+61 2 9351 0393
Fax: +61 2 9351 6679

Areas of Interest:
Young adults, alcohol, criminal, deviant and risk taking behaviour
Alcohol-related crime in public spaces
Indigenous criminal justice
Indigenous social and legal justice
Refugees, citizenship and the law

Professor Michael Humphrey

Room: 128 RC Mills Building, A26
+61 2 9351 0393
Fax: +61 2 9351 6901

Areas of Interest:
Human rights
Transitional justice
Trauma and victim politics
Victims and victimhood

Miiko Kumar

Senior Lecturer
Phone: +61 2 9351 0261
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Secrecy and the law: open justice, public interest immunity, closed material procedures, special advocates
Privacy rights and suppression orders
Competency of children
Expert evidence and the basis rule

Associate Professor Murray Lee

Room: 520
Phone: +61 2 9351 0443
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Fear of Crime
Crime and Social Isolation
Criminological Theory
Rural Violence
Criminalisation of Drug Use

Associate Professor Arlie Loughnan

Research Fellow
Room: 527
Phone: +61 2 9351 0246
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Criminal Law Theory
Legal History
Mental Health Law
Feminist Theory

Dr Greg Martin

Room: Room 149, RC Mills Building, A26
Phone: +61 2 9351 3319
Fax: +61 2 9036 9380

Areas of Interest:
Cultural criminology
Political sociology
Protest and public order policing
Social movements
Youth studies

Professor Gail Mason

Room: 522
Phone: +61 2 9351 0326
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Hate crime, homophobic violence and racist violence
Harassment and discrimination law
Poststructural, Foucauldian and feminist theory
Law and emotion
Gender, sexuality and law

Tanya Mitchell

Room: 518
Phone: +61 2 9351 0308
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Criminal Law and Human Rights
Criminal Law and Culture
Criminal Procedure

Professor Pat O


Areas of Interest:
Risk and Security
Social and criminological theory
Criminal Justice
Modern legal sanctions

Senior Lecturer
Room: H69 - Codrington Building

Areas of Interest:
Corporate crime
Insider trading
Securities markets offences
Corporations as criminals

Dr Helen Paterson

Senior Lecturer
Room: 439, Brennan MacCallum Building, A18
Phone: +61 2 9036 9403
Fax: +61 2 9036 5223

Areas of Interest:
Eyewitness memory
Eyewitness identification procedures
Social contagion of memory
Post-incident debriefing
Interviewing witnesses

Associate Professor Kane Race

Room: J407, Main Quadrangle, A14
Phone: +61 2 9351 3662
Fax: +61 2 9351 3918

Areas of Interest:
Night-time economies
Drug policy and policing
Consumer culture

Associate Professor Kristin Savell

Senior Lecturer
Room: 536
Phone: +61 2 9351 0442
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Criminal Law
Health Law
Feminist Legal Theory

Kevin Schnepel

Room: 356 Merewether Building, H04
Phone: +61 2 9351 7079
Fax: +61 2 9036 9380

Areas of Interest:
Economics of crime
Low skill labor markets
Public assistance and social policy
Public health policy and crime
Empirical legal studies

Associate Professor Rita Shackel

Room: 525
Phone: +61 2 9351 0368
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas of Interest:
Criminal Law & Criminal Processes
Children, Juveniles and Law
Ethics, the Legal Profession and Dispute Resolution
Evidence & Procedure
Law, Psychology and Mental Health

Dr Celine Van Golde

Room: A19 Griffith Taylor Building
Phone: +61 2 9351 4026

Areas of Interest:
Reliability of children as eyewitnesses
Eyewitness memory in children and adults
Interviewing witnesses
False memories in forensic context

Rachael Stanic

Research Officer and Institute Assistant
Room: 519
Phone: +61 2 8627 0307

Areas of Interest:

Sexual and Domestic Violence
Juvenile justice
People with complex needs in the criminal justice system
Crime in the Media
Crime prevention

Our Research Members

Pota Forrest-Lawrence

PhD student

Areas of Interest:
Drug Law and Policy, Drugs
Young people and risk
Criminological theory
Policing and mental health
Crime Prevention

PhD student

Areas of Interest:
Video conferencing technologies in prisons and courtrooms
Criminal process
Interdisciplinary research methodologies
Foucault, phenomenology and theories of embodiment
Aesthetics and visual representation
Surveillance and biometrics

Justin Ellis

PhD student

Areas of Interest:
Criminal law 
Crime, media and politics
Policing and social control
Legal philosophy  

Julie Beesley

PhD student

Areas of Interest:
Organised Crime
Financial Crime
Criminological Theory
Complexity science, chaos theory



Areas of Interest:
Social policy and social justice
Social research methods: qualitative and quantitative approaches
Interpersonal and organisational relationships and processes
Migration and migrants