Advisory Board


Associate Professor Nicholas O’Brien
Head of School, Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
Charles Sturt University, Canberra

Associate Professor Nicholas O’Brien is Head of School for the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University.  Before joining Charles Sturt University, Associate Professor O’Brien represented the United Kingdom Association of Chief Police Officers – Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee and all the United Kingdom police forces as the Counter Terrorism and Extremism Liaison Officer at the British High Commission in Canberra.  Prior to this posting he was in charge of International Counter Terrorism in Special Branch at New Scotland Yard.  Associate Professor O’Brien has written for various publications and appeared on radio and television commenting on terrorist related matters.

Board Members

Professor Simon Bronitt LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons)
Dean, School of Law, University of Sydney

Professor Bronitt is Head of School and Dean of the University of Sydney Law School since 2019. He joined the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland in 2014, Professor Simon Bronitt was the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security at Griffith University (2009-2014), and prior to that he was a legal academic based at the Australian National University (1991-2009).  His research fields extend across criminal law, policing, terrorism, and human rights.  His books include: Principles of Criminal Law (with B. McSherry, 2010), and Law in Context (with S. Bottomley, 2012).  Professor Bronitt also holds Adjunct Professorships at Australian National University and Charles Sturt University.

Emeritus Professor Ross Chambers
Charles Sturt University.

Professor Ross Chambers retired from Charles Sturt University, Australia as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in June 2012, following a career of 33 years at Charles Sturt University.  In August 2012 Professor Chambers accepted the invitation to take on the role of Head of Campus at Port Macquarie to support the development of Charles Sturt University’s new campus.  From 1992 to 2002 Professor Chambers was Dean, Faculty of Arts at Charles Sturt University.  In addition to his general academic leadership responsibilities as Dean, then Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Chambers has overseen the development and implementation of models of university education which support successful participation in higher education in rural and isolated communities and which improve the provision of professional services to these communities.

Professor Mick Keelty AO, APM
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
Charles Sturt University, Canberra

Professor Mick Keelty is a Professor at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University.  Professor Keelty was Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police – Australia’s Federal Law Enforcement Agency – from 2001 to 2009 and has 35 years of policing experience at local, national and international levels.  During his appointment as Commissioner, the Australian Federal Police grew significantly, gaining new major responsibilities in counterterrorism, high-tech crime, international peacekeeping and law enforcement capacity building, while maintaining its commitment to traditional responsibilities of enforcing Commonwealth criminal law and protecting Commonwealth interests from crime.  Professor Keelty has conducted two major inquiries for the West Australian government into fire and emergency services leading to major policy and legislative reforms.

Mr Warwick Jones (BA, MDefStudies)
Executive Director
Australian Institute of Police Management, Sydney

Mr Warwick Jones was appointed Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Police Management in April 2012 after acting in this role since December 2011.  Prior to this he was the Director, Programs at the AIPM since 2007.  In this role he was responsible for the design and delivery of a number of police and public safety industry leadership programs both internationally and domestically.  The international work included delivering training and capacity development programs in the USA, Hong Kong, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, Vanuatu, New Zealand, East Timor and Indonesia.  In 2010 he led the development and delivery of the first Assistant Commissioners Program in Australia.  He has been a program manager with the Leadership in Counter Terrorism Program since 2007, working with the RCMP, FBI, PSNI and Scottish Police College to deliver this program.