Industry Advisory Board Members
Mr Tony Jamieson (Chair)
A/Director, Youth Justice Capability and Learning - DJAG
Tony is a very experienced manager who has a proven track record of being able to achieve results, while being able to develop great loyalty from his teams because of his considered approach and ability to get the best out of everyone. He has over twenty years’ experience in a variety of HR (including learning and development, training, workforce planning, establishment management and role descriptions), finance and project roles. Tony completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology from the University of Southern Queensland in 1997 and also completed the Honours degree in Psychology in 2003. He also has a Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies from Griffith University, which he completed in 2008.
Senior Sergeant Corey Allen
Senior Sergeant - QPS
Inspector Allen joined the Police Service in November 1986 graduating second in his squad and has served in a wide range of areas. He is currently appointed as the Manager of Field Training providing development and education for more than 500 First Year Constables and in service Constables. Career highlights include the recent receipt of the National Crime and Violence Prevention award (2010) for work at Kelvin Grove Urban Village, helping to reconnect and stabilise a rapidly growing affordable housing community.
Mr Rick Draper
Rick Draper is a security risk management and crime prevention professional with over twenty years experience as an independent consultant and advisor to public and private sector clients in Australia and internationally. He has been involved in the security industry for over thirty years and holds a Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Teaching from Griffith university, including studies in criminology and crime policy. Rick has supervised a large number of students for their Professional Practice placements over many years, and his company, Amtac Professional Services Pty. Ltd., has employed several graduates from the School. His company also sponsors a student award for Excellence in Security Management Studies within the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Mr Robert Grimshaw
Manager - Evaluation and Reporting, Office of Commonwealth Games Delivery at Department of Tourism
Robert is an alumni of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, graduating from Griffith University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice with Honours. As part of his honours degree, Robert worked with the Brisbane City Council on a project observing and analysing the relationship between queuing and violence in late night entertainment precincts After his BCC placement, Robert worked in an evaluation team in child safety, then worked for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and evaluating programs targeting alcohol-related violence and youth justice. This work lead Robert to implementing a new responsible service of alcohol project for the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. Now with the Office of the Commonwealth Games, he liaises with government and non-government departments to evaluate and monitor the legacy benefits of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Mr Owen Hortz
Inspector - Gold Coast District. QPS
Inspector Owen Hortz has 32 years experience with the Queensland Police Service. Over the past 16 years he has held command positions in a range of corporate and operational areas, including a 6 month secondment at executive level with Australian Border Force and as Capability Commander for Business as Usual during the 2014 G20 in Australia. He holds a Masters Degree in Criminology.
Ms Sarah Hyde
A/Regional Manager, Brisbane Probation and Parole - Queensland Corrective Services
Graduated from Griffith University with a dual degree in Behavioural Science and Criminology and Criminal Justice in 1999. As a result of a field placement sourced through the School of CCJ, I commenced as a temporary Community Correctional Officer within Probation and Parole in 2000. Since that time, I have progressed through roles of increasing responsibility and accountability. In 2006, after performing a variety of managerial and corporate roles, I was appointed as the General Manager, Probation and Parole. This position was responsible for leading a number of state-wide projects and initiatives to enhance service delivery. In 2009, I returned to the field as the Regional Manager, Metro North. In 2012, the Agency determined to amalgamate two regions into one –the Brisbane Region. I was the successful applicant in obtaining this position and am responsible for 134 permanent FTE across 9 district office locations.
Ms Debbie Jones
Senior Strategy Officer - QPS Child Safety and Sexual Crime Unit
Debbie has worked in the Queensland Public Service for over twenty years, undertaking a variety of roles including policy development, project management, service delivery, management and staff development/capacity building. Debbie has a strong social justice background, including roles in prosecutions, corrections, and police. Throughout her career, she has focussed on the needs and issues of vulnerable people including victims of crime, children in the youth justice and child protection systems, and Indigenous people, particularly Indigenous homelessness and suicide.
Dr David Lacey
Managing Director of iDcare
Mr Matt Murphy
Corporate Security Manager - Energex
Matt Murphy graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon to work as an officer in the Australian Army for ten years. During this time Matt was involved in a number of security operations in Australia and Iraq. On leaving the Army, Matt worked for the Queensland Government in a risk advisory role and as a risk and security consultant in the private sector. In February 2012 Matt took up his current position as the Corporate Security Manager at Energex.
Ms Marlene Norris
Child Protection Support Officer Anglican Schools Officer
Marlene Norris retired from the Queensland Police Service as a Detective Inspector after completing 37 years of policing. She has extensive experience as an investigator and educator in criminal investigation and child protection work. She holds a BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Griffith University) and a Graduate Certificate (Applied Management) from the Australian Police College. Marlene was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2007. She has been a long time mentor and supervisor of undergraduate and post-graduate students of Griffith University. She is currently working for the Anglican Schools Commission, Anglican Church Southern Queensland as a Child Protection Support Officer.
Ms Erin Pasley
Research Director - Queensland Parliamentary Service
Erin has worked at the Queensland Parliamentary Service since 2007. Her current role is Research Director for a Parliamentary Committee where she assists the Committee to examine legislative and policy proposals, undertake public consultation, and prepare reports to Parliament.
Erin graduated from the undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice degree in 2006 and obtained her Masters in Criminology in 2009. She has also tutored students undertaking the Professional Practice course offered by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Erin has continued her studies with Griffith University having recently completed the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies.
Ms Elke Perdacher
Dr Elke Perdacher is the Program Co-ordinator of Postgraduate Training in the Queensland Forensic Mental Health Service (Queensland Health). Her primary responsibility within this position is the delivery of four courses within the Master of Forensic Mental Health and the Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health programs (School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University). Over the past 16 years Elke has worked as a forensic psychologist in both advisory and service delivery positions, primarily with forensic mental health clients in custody. She is also currently completing her PhD and MPsychClin with a research focus on the use of e-mental health resources to enhance the wellbeing and mental health of Indigenous women in custody.
Ms Brooke Sanders
Queensland Corrective Services
Inspector - QPS
Jason Saunders has been a police officer for more than 30 years with a strong investigator background both in regional areas, including a one officer Detective in Far North Queensland and in specialist areas, particularly the Fraud and Cyber Crime Group. He has also worked in the integrity and internal investigations area both at Ethical Standards Command and Crime and Misconduct Commission. Other recent experience, since becoming a Commissioned Officer in 2006, has included the Commissioner’s Staff Officer, Operations Manager at State Crime Command and from 2010 to early 2013 as the Police Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) at Griffith University.
Ms Sandra Smith
Team Leader, Operational Capability Command - Queensland Police Service
Ms Nina Sprake
Manager - Inclusive Communities at Brisbane City Council
Nina has more than 15 years’ experience in local government, delivering programs and policies to improve the liveability of local communities. She is currently the Inclusive Communities Manager at Brisbane City Council, where she is responsible for the strategic direction, policy implementation and operations of Council’s community services’ portfolios, including Community Safety, Community Development, Indigenous and Multicultural, Youth Services, Immunisation and Active and Healthy. Nina has also held senior management positions at the City of Gold Coast and has worked at Redland City, Redcliffe City (now Moreton Bay Regional) and Logan City Councils. Throughout this time, she has maintained strong links with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, via partnership research projects and work experience placements. Nina holds a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Asian and International Studies from Griffith University, Queensland.
Ms Ria Wong
A/District Manager, Ipswich Probation and Parole
Ria Wong (née Hutchines) graduated from Griffith University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2005. During her degree, Ria was fortunate to complete her student placement with Probation and Parole. Her career with Queensland Corrective Services has continued ever since, involving direct assessment, supervision, intervention and court prosecution of offenders, and is passionately dedicated to improving the lives of offenders and the communities they live in. Ria has worked throughout the state of Queensland, and has 7 years’ experience in supervisory and managerial roles.