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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.


GCI’s collaborative spirit has seen us build strong relationships with industry, government and non-government organisations, strengthening research outcomes and community ties. Through collaborative criminology and social justice research, we are finding answers and solutions to society’s key challenges. GCI is actively expanding its collaboration and partnership networks to develop long-term strategic alliances.

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The long history of Visiting Police Fellows at Griffith University commenced at the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security back in 2007.

Inspector Mark Menary commenced in 2018 as our current Visiting Police Fellow:

Mark is an Inspector with Queensland Police Service (QPS) and has recently commenced a 12-18 month secondment to Griffith University as a Visiting Fellow.

Mark has an extensive policing background with nearly 40 years of continual service, having joined the QPS as a cadet in 1979. His policing experience is varied, but the majority of his service has been within an operational setting starting with 7 years at mobile patrols as a first response officer. Mark then moved into the investigative areas and spend some 17 years as a Detective within both the Criminal Investigation Branch and the Juvenile Aid Bureau (now known as the Child Protection Investigation Unit).  He also worked as a facilitator at the Detective Training Program. Mark has been a Commissioned Officer since 2004 and has undertaken various senior roles including Regional Duty Officer, Local Area Commander, Operations Co-ordinator, Internal Investigations, Operations - Crime and Support. Mark was also the Education and Training Officer at Ethical Standards Command for some 7 years responsible for delivering state wide training courses and sessions on ethical awareness, complaint management and discipline processes to both non-sworn personnel and all sworn ranks and levels ranging from police recruits to executive officers.

Mark has undertaken various studies. He has a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management from the AIPM, Master of Leadership & Management – Policing (Distinction) from CSU, Bachelor of Arts – Justice Administration/Adult & Vocational Education from Griffith University, Advanced Diploma of Investigative Practices, Diploma Public Safety – Policing, as well as an Associate Diploma of Business Justice Administration. Mark is married to Lee-ann and they have three adult children and three grandchildren.

University, College and Institute Partnerships (selected)

  • Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, University College London, UK
  • The Dawes Centre for Future Crime, University College London, UK
  • Thailand Institute of Justice, Thailand
  • Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement
  • Yunnan Police College, China
  • Simon Fraser University, USA
  • George Mason University, USA
  • The Cambridge Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
  • University of Bedfordshire, UK
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • University of Essex, UK
  • Peking University, China
  • University of New South Wales
  • Macquarie University
  • La Trobe University
  • Southern Cross University
  • The University of Queensland

Industry and Government Partnerships (selected)

  • Commonwealth Department of Social Services
  • Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
  • Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Queensland Department of Education and Training
  • New South Wales Department of Education and Training
  • New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Victorian Department of Justice
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Queensland Corrective Services
  • City of Gold Coast
  • Surfers Paradise Alliance
  • The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  • Family Responsibility Commission
  • Queensland Family & Children Commission
  • Queensland Health
  • Queensland Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak Ltd.
  • Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council
  • Cape York Partnerships
  • Serco Asia Pacific
  • Armstrong Kutz Lawyers
  • UnitingCare Queensland
  • Anglicare Tasmanina Inc

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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.

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Green Marker - Adjuncts to Griffith Criminology Institute

Yellow Marker - PhD Completions (and now reside outside of Queensland)

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