Salus Journal: Editorial Board


Associate Professor Philip Birch
Charles Sturt University, Australia

A/Professor Philip Birch, BSocSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Criminology & Policing in the Centre for Law and Justice at Charles Sturt University.  He previously held posts at the University of Western Sydney, the University of New South Wales, and the University of Huddersfield, in the United Kingdom. Prior to entering academia A/Professor Birch worked as a criminologist in the UK prison service, as well as in the crime and disorder field which included managing a specialist crime unit.  A/Professor Birch has published internationally, including books, book chapters, peer reviewed articles and Government reports in his main areas of research—offender management & rehabilitation; police, prisons and probation practices; gender symmetry violence with a particular focus on domestic and family violence along with sex work. He was the founder and inaugural editor-in-chief of the Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice (2014–2017) and Abuse: An International Impact Journal (2020 – Present), he has been the Editor-in-chief of Salus Journal since 2018 and currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research (2009 – Present).

Book Review Editor

Dr Piero Moraro
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Piero has lived and worked in Australia since 2011, after studying in UK and in Italy. He initially joined CSU as a contract lecturer in Philosophy, and moved to join Justice Studies as a permanent member in 2012. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Stirling (UK), and a MSC in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics.  He wrote his doctoral dissertation on the relation between civil disobedient and the criminal justice system.

Production Editor

Ms Kellie Smyth, BA, MApAnth, GradCert (LearnTeach in HigherEd)
Division of Learning and Teaching
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Editorial Board Members

Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron
University of Tasmania, Australia

Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron specialises in socio-legal studies, with a particular interest in police interaction with vulnerable people. She is the lead senior researcher on the vulnerability, police education, and law enforcement and public health research themes at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies. In her teaching capacity, she coordinates the Tasmania Police Recruit Course for the University, within which she teaches on police interactions with vulnerable people and the related legislation. Isabelle sits on various international and Australian professional and research governance boards, such as the Australian Institute of Police Management Ethical Review and Research Governance Advisory Committee. She sits on the Australian Crime Prevention Council as the executive member for Tasmania, and on the Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council.

Dr Scott Blandford
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

During a 30-year policing career with a major police service, Scott served in numerous operational and administrative positions. In addition, Scott has over 25 years of experience in developing and teaching courses at the college and university level. Scott has completed a Dalhousie University Certificate in Police Leadership; is a graduate of the BPA-Criminal Justice major program at Athabasca University, and has a Diploma in Public Administration and Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. Scott completed his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree at Columbia Southern University, with a research focus on organizational development in Canadian police organizations. He is currently an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator for the undergraduate and graduate Public Safety programs at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Dr Anna Corbo Crehan
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Dr Corbo Crehan BA (Hons), PhD (University of Melbourne) is a philosopher by profession. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University, and Presiding Officer of the CSU Human Research Ethics Committee.  Her research areas include various ethical issues facing police — particularly, integrity, professional boundaries, vulnerable populations, and policing Indigenous communities – and issues of human research ethics. She also conducts research into professional ethics.   She supervises a number of doctoral and masters level students across a range of policing-related topics and international policing contexts. She enjoys the challenge of applying her philosophical knowledge and skills to the practical issues facing contemporary policing, both in her research and her teaching.

Dr Carol Cox
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Carol had previously worked for the police for thirteen years gathering experience in various fields, and in the last few years of her service teaching equality to police officers, within Community Relations.  Carol entered fulltime academia at UCLAN in 2008 as well as an Associate Lecturer at Edge Hill.  Carol has an interest in diversity and police culture, which informed her PhD. After lecturing for two years at UCLan, Carol became responsible for academic standards and student experience in Forensic, Policing, Chemistry, Fire and Archaeology Programmes. For the last two years Carol has been the Acting Head of School for Forensic and Applied Sciences, with responsibility for the school and has recently moved into the role of Business and Partnership Lead for the school.

Dr Ruth Delaforce
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Dr Delaforce, BA, MA, PhD, is a lecturer with the Centre for Law and Justice at Charles Sturt University.  She is also an adjunct investigator with the Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) and co-editor of the CEPS Briefing Paper and Working Paper series.  Dr Delaforce completed her PhD in international relations and criminology at Griffith University in 2010.  Her thesis topic focused on the relationship between private military and security contractors and the state; it is currently being prepared for publication with Ashgate, entitled A Mafia for the State: The Private Military and Security Contracting Industry, 1945 to 2012.  In addition to this, she is also preparing a manuscript on crime and the military, entitled Military Organisation and the Organisation of Crime, for publication with Palgrave Macmillan.  Her research interests include the military-crime nexus, private military and security companies, insurgency and counterinsurgency studies.  Dr Delaforce has previously been employed in the private and public sectors, and law enforcement.

Dr Suzanna Fay
University of Queensland, Australia

Dr Fay, BS, BA, MA, PhD, is a research fellow for the Australian Research Council, Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security, working on the National Security and Preparedness Survey.  Dr Fay completed her PhD in sociology at the University of Washington in 2011. Her dissertation examined the relationship between neighbourhood collective efficacy, collective behaviour, and violent crime, particularly for immigrants. Dr Fay’s research interests include neighbourhood crime and collective behaviour, ecological theories of crime, and juvenile justice practices for youth delinquency and child dependency cases. More specifically, she is currently working on three core projects while at University of Queensland. The National Survey seeks to benchmark Australian attitudes towards terrorism, national security, and overall wellbeing. The Living in Queensland study seeks to track how Queenslanders are preparing for disaster over time.  Lastly, she is currently working on a project that seeks to understand how definitions and reports of child abuse and maltreatment vary across Brisbane neighbourhoods.

Assistant Professor James Fitzgerald
Dublin City University, Ireland

Dr. James Fitzgerald is Lecturer in Terrorism Studies at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University and co-convenor of the Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group. His current research interests include: everyday resistances to (counter)terrorism; the political ontology of terrorism; and exploring (in)orthodoxies of “academic writing” and the types of knowledge produced thereof.

Dr Veronica Fox
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada

Dr Fox, BA, MA, DPS, is a criminologist-practitioner with over 17 years of experience in the Canadian criminal justice system. She is a lecturer in the Faculty of Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia, Canada. Dr Fox has extensive experience in front-line policing, youth justice, behavioural sciences, and information management. Her doctoral research examined the interplay of power and narrative in crime, justice, and policing stories in the Canadian mass media. Her research interests include the impact of social media on policing practice, police-media interactions, technology and policing, police governance, and first-responder mental wellness.

Dr Garth den Heyer
Arizona State University, USA

Dr Garth den Heyer is a leading researcher in policing and counter terrorism and instructor with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He is highly regarded internationally with senior fellowships and appointments in the United Kingdom and the US.

He graduated in economics from the University of London in 2002 and completed his doctorate at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He was a New Zealand police officer for more than 38 years, retiring at the rank of inspector. For more than 20 years he was responsible for the research, development and application of national, organisational and border security, counter-terrorism, emergency management, and search and rescue and disaster victim identification, policies, procedures, plans and responses. He was responsible for the national co-ordination of protective operations, the delivery of national counter-terrorism exercises, and operational and technical security measures.

Dr den Heyer is a qualified economist and econometrican and a mixed-methods researcher whose interests include police organizational reform and performance, police service delivery effectiveness, the police response to terrorism and the militarization of policing. His work in these areas have included evaluations of policing reform and interventions and in understanding policing in developing and post-conflict nations. He has published more than 30 articles and written seven books on a variety of criminal justice and policing topics.  He is a member of number police advisory committees and editorial boards, and is a senior research fellow with the National Police Foundation (in Washington, DC) and an associate with the Scottish Institute for Policing Research.

 Associate Professor Valerie Ingham
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Associate Professor Valerie Ingham lecturers in Emergency Management at Charles Sturt University. She is discipline lead for the Doctor of Public Safety and Fire Investigation courses. She has extensive experience in the design and delivery of tertiary level programs in emergency management, fire services, adult education, and community services. She leads the Disaster and Community Resilience Research Group and her research interests include perceptions of risk and resilience in Bangladeshi and Australian communities, community resilience and disaster recovery, time-pressured decision making, and the tertiary education of emergency managers and fire investigators. She has a keen interest in developing academic learning skills and promoting research excellence for post graduate students.

Dr Helen Martin
University of South Wales, UK.

Helen is currently Head of Policing and Security (on Campus) and an academic subject manager at the University of South Wales.  She has worked in further and higher education in the UK for 30 years in the areas of professional policing, business and security.   Her roles have included curriculum design and development, course leadership and validation as well as teaching and scholarly activity. Helen’s research and publications have focused on organisational behaviour, change management, leadership and management in general as well as evidence-based policing, social media use and the use of immersive learning in police education and training.

Professor Alida Merlo
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

Dr Merlo, BA, MS, PhD, is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was a Professor of Criminal Justice at Westfield State University in Massachusetts. Her research is in the areas of juvenile justice, women and law, and criminal justice policy. She is the co-author with Peter J. Benekos) of The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law, 9th Edition, co-author (with Peter J. Benekos) of Crime Control, Politics & Policy, 2nd edition, co-editor (with Peter J. Benekos) of Controversies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, 2nd edition; and co-editor (with Joycelyn M. Pollock) of Women, Law & Social Control, 2nd edition. Recently, her research has been published in Criminal Justice Policy Review, International Journal of Police Science and Management, Asian Criminology, Trauma, Violence & Abuse, the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, the Prison Journal, Youth Justice, Women & Criminal Justice, and Feminist Criminology. She is on the editorial board for Crime & Delinquency, Women & Criminal Justice, and the International Journal of Police Science and Management. She is a past-president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.  In 2012, she was presented with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Minority Mentor Award. Previously, she received the Academy’s Fellow Award and Founder Award.

Professor Tim Prenzler
University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Tim Prenzler is a Professor of Criminology in the School of Law and Criminology, University of the Sunshine Coast. His teaching and research areas include crime and corruption prevention, policing, the security industry, police and security officer safety, and gender in policing. Recent books include Regulating the Security Industry: Global Perspectives (2018, Routledge, with Mahesh Nalla), Understanding Crime Prevention: The Case Study Approach (2017, Australian Academic Press), Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement (2016, Taylor & Francis, with Garth den Heyer) and Policing and Security in Practice: Challenges and Achievements (2016, Palgrave-Macmillan).

Professor Rick Sarre
University of South Australia, Australia

Dr Sarre, LLB, MA, SJD, is Professor and Dean of Law and Criminal Justice at the School of Law, University of South Australia.  He was educated in Adelaide, Iowa, Ontario, and Canberra, and in 2015 was awarded the Juris Doctor (Honoris Causa) from Umeå University, Sweden in recognition of his contribution to legal education.  He is the Immediate Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and a Fellow of the Society.  His current research is in the fields of private security law, bail reform, restorative justice, and surveillance science, law and practice.

Associate Professor Patrick F Walsh
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Dr Patrick F. Walsh, BA, MSocSc, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Intelligence and Security Studies at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University, Sydney. He is the Course Coordinator for the post-graduate intelligence analysis program. He teaches national security and intelligence issues as part of this program and has a broad research interest in areas that include: national security and law enforcement intelligence; intelligence reform issues; emerging intelligence practice areas; and biosecurity. He is the author of Intelligence and Intelligence Analysis (Routledge, 2011).  Associate Professor Walsh is also a consultant to government agencies on policies that address intelligence reform.

Dr Danielle Watson
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Danielle Watson is Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She conducts research on policing in the Global South with particular interests in police/community relations in small island developing states. She has researched and published journal articles, books and book chapters on topics in policing marginalized communities, community policing, and stakeholder perceptions of policing and police effectiveness. She is the sole author of Police and the Policed: Language and Power Relations on the Margins of the Global South and co-editor of Mapping Security in the Pacific: A Focus on Context, Gender and Organizational Culture.

Dr Troy Whitford
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Dr Whitford, BA, MA, PhD, lectures in Intelligence and Security Studies at Charles Sturt University and is a government licenced investigator. His research interests include field intelligence, intelligence collection and analysis.  He has published on politically motivated groups, terrorism and intelligence methods.  Dr Whitford has served as “special projects” advisor and policy adviser to a number of Australian Federal Senators and Members of the House of Representatives. He regularly delivers workshops on strategic and field intelligence to police services in Australia and overseas.

Dr Andy Williams
University of Portsmouth, UK

Dr. Andy Williams is a Principal Lecturer and Associate of Research at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK. Having completed his doctorate in 2003, which consisted of an ethnography of the Paulsgrove anti-child sex offender demonstrations in 2000, he has developed academic courses and practitioner training in understanding risk and dangerousness for sexual offenders. He is co-author (with Mike Nash) of The Anatomy of Serious Further Offending (2008) and The Handbook of Public Protection (2010). His recent books are The Myth of Moral Panics (2014, with Bill Thompson) and Forensic Criminology (2015). He has undertaken numerous evaluations of UK public protection systems, including an evaluation of the Integrated Offender Management model (IRiS, 2014) for Avon and Somerset Police and Probation services, Hampshire’s Violent Offender Intervention Programme (2016) and Aurora New Dawn’s Domestic Violence Cars initiative (2018). His current research is examining Online Child Abuse Activist Groups (‘pedophile hunters’).