Sharing knowledge and working collaboratively for world-class research outcomes
Griffith Criminology Institute works widely with organisations, other institutions and a range of academics from across Australia and the world. Our collaborative spirit has seen us build strong relationships with government and non-government organisations, strengthening research outcomes and community ties. Furthermore, our reputation as a world-leader in criminological research has seen us team with other universities and academics to build on our research strengths.
QPS VISITING FELLOW
The long history of Visiting Police Fellows at Griffith University commenced at the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security back in 2007.
Inspector Ray Brownhill commenced in 2017 as our current Visiting Police Fellow:
The visiting fellow position has been a thoroughly challenging role providing unique opportunities to promote the significant research being undertaken by GCI to QPS. It has also been a valuable opportunity to put an operational flavour over the many and varied police related projects being undertaken at GCI and also having capacity to connect those researchers to their specific interest areas within the QPS.
I have been able to play a conduit role between GCI and QPS Research agenda with a key focus on building relationships between GCI and its industry partners. Additionally, I have very much enjoyed providing a critical liaison role and point of contact for the exchange of information for the myriad of research projects being undertaken by GCI.
I have sought to market GCI across the policing landscape of Queensland. The importance of buy in from police management cannot be understated to advance police practices and ultimately guide organisational decision making. I also think there is enormous potential to support QPS and other agencies to develop knowledge or design research where expertise does not exist.
It is abundantly clear there is passion and commitment across GCI for all things policing. I see an integral role of the GCI-QPS Researcher in Residence to develop that same passion in police practitioners for all things research!
RESEARCHER IN RESIDENCE
The Griffith Criminology Iinstitute (GCI)-Queensland Police Service (QPS) Researcher in Residence program aims to further cement GCI-QPS links, help strengthen the role and impact of research in policing policy and practice, and promote opportunities for GCI researchers to develop industry experience and networks.
Siobhan Allen commenced at QPS in late 2017 as the inaugural GCI-QPS Researcher. Siobhan was tasked to complete an evaluation framework for a joint trial between the QPS and the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (now known as the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women). The Child Protection Joint Response Teams (CPJRT) model operated from three trial sites in Queensland, beginning in October 2017 for completion in June 2018.
Siobhan consulted with stakeholder executives, visited trial sites, and piloted a data collection tool to be able to measure the objectives of the trial. By the end of her residency she was able to produce: the CPJRT evaluation framework, which proposed to both agencies an independent evaluation strategy for the trial; a document to executives outlining the risks and challenges to the success of the evaluation, including 19 recommendations for stakeholders to address; and a pilot-tested data collection tool to ensure that the objectives of the trial were measurable. These were delivered to stakeholders for review, and the recommendations considered for the evaluation period in 2018.
As a result of this program, Siobhan was able to connect with industry contacts, develop her research skills and gain greater exposure and knowledge on the policing industry.
Browse the home institutions of visitors and adjuncts to the Griffith Criminology Institute, Brisbane, Australia as well as the locations of PhD completions who now work and reside outside of Queensland.
Blue Marker - Visitors to Griffith Criminology Institute
Green Marker - Adjuncts to Griffith Criminology Institute
Yellow Marker - PhD Completions (and now reside outside of Queensland)