Combining knowledge and expertise for remarkable research

Founded in 2015, the Griffith Criminology Institute represents a culmination of the knowledge and expertise of criminology, crime and justice scholars from across the University. Collectively, they are one of the largest, most vibrant and high-performing criminology communities in the world.

Industry and International Advisory Board

International and Industry representation:

  • Emeritus Professor Toni Makkai, Australian National University (Chair)
  • Ms Janelle Brassington, Deputy Chief Magistrate, Magistrates Court of Queensland
  • Commissioner Katarina Carroll, Queensland Police Service
  • Professor Gloria Laycock, University College London
  • Commissioner Peter Martin, Queensland Corrective Services
  • Mr Neil Redfern, General Manager - Security, City Holdings (Aus) Pty Ltd
  • Professor Sally Simpson, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
  • Dr Don Weatherburn, Adjunct Professor, University of New South Wales

Griffith University ex-officio representation:

  • Professor Susan Dennison, Deputy Director, Griffith Criminology Institute
  • Professor Gerry Docherty, Dean of Research, Arts, Education and Law Group
  • Professor Scott Harrison, Acting Pro Vice Chancellor, Arts, Education and Law Group
  • Professor Janet Ransley, Director, Griffith Criminology Institute
  • Associate Professor Michael Townsley, Head, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Executive Leadership and Research Committee

  • Dr Lyndel Bates
  • Professor Susan Dennison
  • Dr Katie Hail-Jares
  • Dr Keiran Hardy
  • Dr Natasha Madon
  • Professor Tina Murphy
  • Professor Patrick O'Leary
  • Professor Janet Ransley
  • Associate Professor Danielle Reynald
  • Associate Professor John Rynne
  • Dr Elise Sargeant
  • Associate Professor Michael Townsley

Our research

Our remarkable research is making a mark in the criminology field.

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