In the past 20 years, I have been fortunate to have enjoyed diverse work and educational experiences. Having worked for the (then) NSW Department of Juvenile Justice and NSW Police Force for a decade, I moved into consultancy work. As a consultant, I have worked on diverse crime prevention projects, which have included:
I have studied psychology (BA psychology major) and criminology (Masters of Criminology) and I am currently undertaking doctoral research focusing on local crime trends and prevention techniques. I have developed and delivered crime prevention, policing and security tertiary courses across five universities (University of Sydney, University of NSW, University of Western Australia, University of Western Sydney and Charles Sturt University). I am currently a Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology (University of Sydney), an Executive Committee member of the Australian Crime Prevention Council and an Associate Member of the Applied Criminology Centre, University of Huddersfield. I have served on various boards and committees; published a small number of academic articles on juvenile crime, crime prevention and alcohol and other drugs issues; and have had the opportunity to make presentations to conferences in various countries.
All of these experiences have informed the development of my crime prevention teaching and training resources.