Help us create safe, well-governed and equitable societies

You can support the Griffith Criminology Institute's research and contribute to our vision of creating safe, well-governed and equitable societies. We are always seeking individuals and organisations to get involved in our research, whether it is through financial support, volunteering for research participation or partnering with specialist expertise. Current opportunities are outlined below.


The Tony Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund supports a Doctor of Philosophy student to conduct a three-year research project reflecting the ethos of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, drawn from areas including criminology, journalism, law, political science, and public administration.

The prestigious scholarship contributes to the capacity of our future practitioners and researchers to maintain the Fitzgerald vision - to keep Parliament in its rightful place at the centre of the democratic system but with the law, community and media entrusted with an active role to keep the system honest and open.

The fund has been established with the assistance of our generous donors and sponsors. We would like to acknowledge the following for their support:

  • Premier’s department
  • Pelerman Holdings
  • Honourable Ros Kelly AO and Mr David Morgan

Find out more about the Fitzgerald Lecture Series and Scholarship here.

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The Nina Westera PhD Scholarship in Adult Witness Investigative Interviewing aims to continue the work of Dr Nina Westera, a notable researcher in the field of adult witness investigative interviewing and a valued colleague.

It will continue Dr Westera’s commitment to improving police interviews with adult victims, particularly victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

The successful recipient will undertake a PhD in the area of adult witness Investigative Interviewing with the Centre for Investigative Interviewing in the Griffith Criminology Institute.

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The Prosecution Project is digitising Australia’s criminal justice records – to help researchers as well as family and community historians better access the past. Working with Griffith University eResearch staff, researchers at the ARC Laureate Fellowship project have designed a website that will be used by researchers and crowd volunteers to transcribe manual records into a database that will be an enduring record of the history of policing and prosecution of criminal offences in Australia since as early as 1830.

The Prosecution Project database is the product of the research team and a large group of volunteers, working with The Prosecution Project since 2014. If you are interested in becoming part of our research by assisting with the digitisation and data entry of historical court records please submit your details via this form, email or visit our website for more information.

Visit the Prosecution Project Website


Griffith Criminology Institute runs a variety of public events throughout the year including public lectures, seminars and conferences. Visit our news and events webpage to see our upcoming events or email to join our mailing list and receive event updates delivered to you.

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