Speakers 2016 Overview
— The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
— Dr. Kacper Gradon, PRIME (Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism)
— Dr. Agnieszka Gutkowska, PRIME (Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism)
— Piotr Karasek, PRIME (Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism)
— Catherine Jones, Assistant Secretary of the Countering Violent Extremism Centre in the Attorney-General’s Department
— John Coyne, Head of Border Security Program, ASPI
— John Yates, QPM
— Rod Cowan, Strategic Advisor, Emirates/ECU Centre for Aviation and Security Studies (CASS)
— Dr Anne (Azza) Aly, BA, PGDA, MEd, PhD
— Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of College, National Security College
— Associate Professor Nick O’Brien, Head of School, Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University
— Andrew Zammit, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
— Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan, National Manager Counter Terrorism
— Jason Brown, National Security Director, Thales
— Sam Davies, Co-Director, Stratcon Initiative
— Dr Jennie Clothier, Chief Scientist, Department Immigration and Border Protection
— Angus Willoughby, Melbourne Law School – University of Melbourne
— Associate Professor Richard Kemp, PhD, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales
The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
Mr Dutton was appointed as Minister for Immigration and Border Protection in December 2014 having served as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport from September 2013 after the election of the Coalition Government.
In Opposition he served as Shadow Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation before being appointed as Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing in 2008.
Mr Dutton was first elected to the Australian Parliament as the Member for Dickson in November 2001 at the age of 30.
He became one of the youngest Ministers since Federation when appointed Minister for Workforce Participation in 2004 two years later he was promoted to Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer.
Prior to entering Parliament, he employed 40 staff in his small business following a successful career as a Queensland police officer, including in the Drug Squad, Sex Offenders Squad and the National Crime Authority.
He is married to Kirilly and is the very proud father of Rebecca, Harry and Tom.
PRIME (Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism)
PRIME (Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism) is a major EU-funded international research project and will be presented by a team of European academics aiming to improve understandings of lone actor terrorism and to inform the design of social and physical counter-measures for the prevention of lone-actor radicalisation, the disruption of lone-actor terrorist plots, and the mitigation of terrorist attacks carried out by lone extremists. Visit PRIME’s website.
Dr. Kacper Gradon, Dr. Agnieszka Gutkowska and Piotr Karasek are part of the PRIME project.
Dr. Kacper Gradon
is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Warsaw and the Director of the Center for Forensic & Investigative Sciences (University of Warsaw). He is also an Associate Visiting Professor at UCL Department of Security and Crime Science (since 2010) as well as the University College London Honorary Senior Research Associate.
Both his Masters (2000) and Doctoral (2008, Magna cum Laude) dissertations address the issues of multiple homicide, crime prevention, criminal analysis and offender profiling. He has over 15 years of experience in research projects and teaching related to Homicide Investigation, Crime Scene Analysis, Forensic & Investigative Sciences and Criminology that he gained in Poland, UK, Canada and the USA. He has spoken at over 100 academic and Police conferences and seminars across Europe, North America and Asia.
Dr. Gradon worked for 3 years at the General Headquarters of the Polish National Police, where he participated in the creation of the Criminal Analysis and Criminal Intelligence Units. He also completed the London Metropolitan Police Specialist Operations Training of Hostage Negotiations, as well as several other Police courses in preventing and combating crime, led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Dutch Police, Guardia di Finanza, Bundeskriminalamt, Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Kacper Gradon is a recipient of three research scholarships funded by the Canadian International Development Agency and he was awarded three major research grants presented by the Polish Ministry of Science. He also received the “Scientific Mobility” scholarship of the Minister of Science, which allowed him to set up a permanent co-operation with University College London. His Ph.D. Thesis received the Polish Forensic Association “Scholarship for Young Experts in Forensics for Outstanding Achievements in Forensic Studies“. He was also awarded the “Best Young Professor” scholarship by the Polish “Modern University” Programme. In October 2011 he received the most prestigious award of the Polish Ministry of Science: „The Scholarship for Outstanding Academics”. In 2014, he was awarded the National Centre for Research and Development grant SIMS (Science Infrastructure Management Support) for a month-long training at the Max-Planck Institute, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Institute (Germany) and the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (USA). His most recent honour is the “Polityka Weekly” National Science Award.
Dr. Gradon has previously lectured and held Visiting Professorships at University College London, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Southern California, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY, University of Greenwich and Memorial University of Newfoundland and has co-operated closely with other academic institutions such as Harvard University Law School: Berkman Center for the Internet & Society and Stanford University. He co-designed and has been a leader of the first hands-on crime scene analysis workshops in Poland, called “CSI: Warsaw”.
Kacper’s current research interest address new techniques used in prevention of violent crime. He focuses on the application of digital and Internet forensics and analysis to forecasting and combating criminal and terrorist acts. His work also includes the practical aspects and tactics of crime scene investigation as well as surveillance technologies and integrated crime prevention (including Open Source Intelligence). He is an author of two academic books and several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.
As the Director of the University of Warsaw Centre for Forensic & Investigative Sciences (CF&IS) he is responsible for the Research & Development in the first independent, interdisciplinary, University-led institution of that kind in Poland. He also heads the CF&IS Postgraduate Studies in Forensic Sciences and Evidence Law.
Kacper Gradon is currently the UoW Primary Investigator and the Steering Committee Member in the European Commission FP7 Project PRIME (“Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism: Defending Against Lone Actor Extremist Events”). PRIME is an FP7 project of University College London, Kings College London, Aarhus University, University of Leiden, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Warsaw.
Dr. Agnieszka Gutkowska
Dr Agnieszka Gutkowska is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Warsaw. She has been doing research and teaching projects in criminology since 2003. In 2006, as a visiting scholar, she conducted comparative legal research in the School of Law at Indiana University of Bloomington. Dr Gutkowska also studied at the Eastern Europe Studies of Warsaw University (specialization: Russia – Asia – Caucasus). She has over 14 years of experience in researching issues relating to refugees, migration, cultural determinants of migration and integration of migrants in host societies, as well as the problems of the conflict of cultures, cultural determinants of crime and coexistence of different cultural and normative systems, with particular emphasis on Sharia and issues concerning foreigners in Polish prisons. She is the author of several publications and speeches on the subject. Since 2001, in cooperation with several NGOs she has implemented and coordinated numerous projects related to migration issues. Since March 2011, she has been also cooperating with the Polish governmental authority: Office for Foreigners.
Currently Agnieszka Gutkowska is involved in 2 research projects – FP7 Project PRIME (“Preventingm Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism: Defending Against Lone Actor Extremist Events”) and project concerning criminality of foreigners in Poland, carried out by scientific consortium under the leadership of the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, commissioned by Polish Border Guard.
Piotr Karasek (M.A., LL.M) is a research assistant and a doctoral candidate at the Department of Forensic and Investigative Sciences at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw. Involved as an academic lecturer associated with University of Warsaw Open University and the Centre for Forensic & Investigative Sciences. He also has practical experience in criminal cases as a current defence attorney trainee (and a member of the Warsaw District Bar Association).
He has prepared his Masters dissertation and graduated from the University of Warsaw with honours in 2014. The dissertation address the issues of digital evidence acquisition and due requirements in digital evidence handling (for this work he received the annual award of the Polish Forensic Association for the “Thesis of the year in the field of forensic science”). In his present research Piotr Karasek further investigates the issues of digital evidence acquisition, aiming to create a unified and evidence-based national procedure of proper digital evidence handling. His current interest also address new technologies in law enforcement, terrorism prevention, and effective violent crimes investigation.
Piotr Karasek participates in a number of research projects, including subjects of evaluating forensic experts and expert evidence (“Forensic Watch” – a research project created by the European Forensic Initiatives Centre in association with the Centre for Forensic & Investigative Sciences) and effective homicide investigation methods (“First 48hrs” – an internal research project within the University of Warsaw). He is currently a research assistant in the European Commission FP7 Project PRIME (“Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism: Defending Against Lone Actor Extremist Events”). PRIME is an FP7 project of University College London, Kings College London, Aarhus University, University of Leiden, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Warsaw. His primary research topics related to the PRIME research project are: the preparation phase of digital evidence acquisition in terrorism cases, dealing with encrypted evidence, denial of means as a terrorism countermeasure (including efforts to deny terrorists access to weapons and other tools, as well as specialized knowledge and skills).
He is an author or co-author of several publications in the field of forensic and investigative sciences, as well as criminology, and criminal procedure. He was a speaker at a number of national and international conferences, including the 15th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (EUROCRIM 2015) and the 7th European Academy of Forensic Science (EAFS 2015).
Catherine Jones, Assistant Secretary of the Countering Violent Extremism Centre in the Attorney-General’s Department
Catherine is Assistant Secretary of the Countering Violent Extremism Centre in the Attorney-General’s Department. The work of the Centre includes major new government initiatives to understand and counter the distribution of terrorist propaganda through social media and the national roll out of diversion and rehabilitation programs for radicalised or at-risk individuals. Catherine joined the department in 2012 and has held a number of roles focussed on national security capability and strategy and national disaster relief and recovery programmes before assuming her current role in August 2014. Her past roles have included the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, in which capacity she delivered a number of key national and whole-of-government reviews of emergency management and crisis coordination arrangements, and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including postings to Vanuatu and New Zealand. Catherine completed the Executive Masters in Public Administration through the Australia-New Zealand School of Government in 2013. She has an Honours Degree in Commerce (Marketing) from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of International Business (Asian Studies and Economics) from Flinders University of South Australia.
John Coyne, Head of Border Security Program, ASPI
Dr John Coyne joined ASPI as the Senior Analyst for the Border Security Program in February 2015. John comes to ASPI from the Australian Federal Police, where he worked on transnational serious organised crime, national security, and counter-terrorism. Over the last twenty years he has been an intelligence professional at tactical, operational, and strategic levels across a range of military, regulatory, national security and law enforcement organisations. During this period he has worked extensively in the ASEAN region, delivering a range of bilateral research projects. His more recent work in this area has focused on enhancing multilateral ASEAN information exchange regarding non-traditional illicit commodity flows.
John’s Phd examined strategic intelligence in law enforcement targeting transnational serious and organised crime. He has written and published on a range of border security and intelligence issues. He has been a Winston Churchill Fellow and a Vincent Fairfax Fellow.
John’s border security research interests include intelligence, private/ public sector cooperation in the border environment and integration of border security operations.
John Yates, QPM
John has recently joined Westfield (November 2013) in a newly created role as Global Head of Security for Scentre Group in Australia and New Zealand & Westfield Corporation in the United Kingdom, United States and the emerging markets. He also has responsibility for the corporate security requirements of the Lowy family and their private assets.
John retired from the Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) in November 2011 after a 30 year career. He held a number of the most senior positions in UK policing. His last role was as the UK’s most senior counter terrorism officer and as the senior advisor the Prime Minister and Home Secretary on all law enforcement related security matters. Previous roles included leading the fight against serious and organised crime in London. He also led the UK’s response to the South East Asian Tsunami for which he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal.
In between leaving policing and joining Westfield John spent time in the Middle East advising the government of Bahrain on police reform before joining G3, the Good Governance Group, a leading international strategic advisory firm, as their Group Executive Director.
John is based in Sydney.
Rod Cowan, Strategic Advisor, Emirates/ECU Centre for Aviation and Security Studies (CASS)
Rod Cowan has contributed for over 30 years to security thinking, through his writing, lecturing, speaking at industry conferences and public events, as well as having input to various Government investigations and corporate research.
In recent years through Edith Cowan University, his research focused on social media and open source risk, along with illicit trade, and he has conducted workshops for and consulted with law enforcement, intelligence, government entities and corporations in Australia, Middle East and the EU on how digital communications and social media, although providing many benefits, also represents serious threats to governments, business, communities and individuals, from attacks on reputations to inadvertently leaking information. A proponent for security-minded communications, Cowan argues, criminals and terrorists excel at exploiting the potential of digital communications, especially social media, while law enforcement, intelligence agencies and security organisations lag far behind in using communications as a security tool.
Currently, in addition to his role as Strategic Advisor to the Dubai-based Emirates/ECU Centre for Aviation and Security Studies, Cowan is the Writer/Director of the Security is Your Business collaboration project, and Editor-at-large for the Security Solutions magazine. Cowan has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, Sun Herald, the Bulletin magazine, appeared on national television and radio, and has received two industry awards for excellence for his writing on the security industry. A founding director of the Australian Security Medals Foundation Inc., Cowan is currently the Board’s Director for Philanthropy.
Dr Anne (Azza) Aly, BA, PGDA, MEd, PhD
Professor: Edith Cowan University
Adjunct Professor: Curtin University
Non Resident Fellow: Trends Research and Advisory, Abu Dhabi
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Dr Anne Aly is a Professor and internationally renowned expert in Counter Terrorism, radicalization and violent extremism. Anne leads the Countering Online Violent Extremism Research (COVER) Program and is the Director of the Global Issues Practice Centre at Edith Cowan University. Her research focuses on the use of social media by violent extremists and strategies to interrupt online activities including understanding of the audience and the role of victims and formers in counter narratives to extremism. She is the Chief Investigator on two major ARC Grants to investigate the role and influence of violent extremism in Australia and the region. She has written over 50 publications on topics ranging from Islamic identity to counter narratives and the policy response to violent extremism. Anne is the author and editor of six books including Terrorism and Global Security: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan)- Australia’s first text book on terrorism and security and is the editor of the forthcoming collection Violent Extremism on the Internet published by Routledge.
Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of College, National Security College, ANU
Professor Rory Medcalf has been Head of the National Security College at the Australian National University since January 2015. He has led the expansion of the College into policy engagement as well as education, executive development and research.
His professional background involves more than two decades of experience across diplomacy, intelligence analysis, think tanks and journalism, including a formative role as Director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute.
In government, Professor Medcalf worked as a senior strategic analyst with the Office of National Assessments, Canberra’s peak intelligence analysis agency. He was also an Australian diplomat, with wide experience including a posting to New Delhi, a secondment to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, truce monitoring after the civil conflict in Bougainville and policy development on Asian security institutions. He has contributed to three landmark reports on nuclear arms control: the 1996 Canberra Commission, 1999 Tokyo Forum and 2009 International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. His earlier work in journalism was commended in Australia’s leading media awards, the Walkleys.
Professor Medcalf has been prominent in developing Australia’s relations with India. He has been Associate Director of the Australia-India Institute and Senior Research Fellow in Indian Strategic Affairs at the University of New South Wales. He is the founding convener and co-chair of the Australia-India Policy Forum, an influential informal dialogue between the two countries.
Professor Medcalf was a member of the expert panel providing independent advice on the Australian Government’s 2016 Defence White Paper. His research areas include Australia’s security challenges, the further development of an Indo-Pacific concept of the Asian strategic environment, China-India relations, and prospects for maritime and nuclear stability in Indo-Pacific Asia, on which he has led projects funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
Professor Medcalf is a member of the editorial boards of Asia Policy and the Australian Journal of International Affairs. He is a Non-resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and retains affiliations as a Non-resident Fellow with the Lowy Institute for International Policy and the Seapower Centre of the Royal Australian Navy.
Associate Professor Nick O’Brien, Head of School, Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University
Before joining Charles Sturt University , Nick O’Brien represented the UK Association of Chief Police Officers – Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee (ACPO-TAM) and all the UK police forces as the Counter Terrorism and Extremism Liaison Officer (CTELO) at the British High Commission in Canberra. Nick covered Australasia and had a ‘watching brief’ on the Asia and the Pacific region.
Prior to this posting Nick was in charge of International Counter Terrorism in Special Branch at New Scotland Yard. He also had responsibility for the National Terrorist Financial Investigations Unit (NTFIU) and International Liaison.
Nick has had national responsibility for all Special Branch training in the United Kingdom.
Nick represented the UK at the G8 Counter Terrorist Practitioners Meetings and was the author of the G8 paper on ‘Best Practices in Dealing with Suicide Terrorism’. Nick has visited both Sri Lanka and Israel to study the phenomenon of suicide attacks.
Nick has also represented the UK at Europol and the European Police Working Group on Terrorism.
Nick has spoken on Counter Terrorism at Conferences in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and Malaysia.
Nick has also visited a number of countries on terrorist related matters: France, Holland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, Southern Ireland, Indonesia, Greece, the United States, Canada, Israel, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Thailand, the Philippines as well as Australasia.
Nick is a visiting Fellow at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Co-operation in Indonesia.
He is a graduate of the international Leadership in Counter Terrorism (LinCT) programme and is currently a member of the LinCT Training Committee.
Nick first started working in the counter terrorism related area in 1981 and has worked on Irish as well as international terrorism.
Nick has written for various publications and has appeared on radio and television commentating on terrorist related matters.
Academically Nick has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management.
He sits on the Board of Management of the Australian Graduate School of Policing. He is on the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) Journal Editorial Committee.
Andrew Zammit, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
Andrew Zammit is a PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne School of Social and Political Sciences, focusing on transnational support for armed movements. From 2010 to 2015 he worked at Monash University’s Global Terrorism Research Centre, examining violent extremism in Australia. He has published widely on terrorism and related issues in academic journals and media outlets, in Australia and internationally. He is also Deputy Editor of Australian Policy Online and maintains a research blog, The Murphy Raid.
Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan, National Manager Counter Terrorism
Neil Gaughan is a career police officer with excess of 30 years’ experience in general policing and investigative roles in both the ACT Region and AFP National Operations.
In February 2013 Neil took over responsibility for the Counter Terrorism (CT) portfolio of the Australian Federal Police. Since that time the AFP’s CT portfolio has almost doubled in size as a result of the world seeing a significant increase in the global terrorist threat, primarily brought about by the emergence of ISIS. Australia’s domestic terrorism environment has also changed significantly in the last 12 months, including the disruption of six terrorism plots since September 2014.
Neil has been involved in the development of current Australian CT policy, has contributed to national countering violent extremism strategies, has championed significant legislative reform and works collaboratively and cooperatively with regional partners to combat terrorism regionally and globally.
Prior to working in Counter Terrorism Neil ran the AFP’s High Tech Crime Operations (HTCO) portfolio. In HTCO Neil led investigation teams with responsibility for all complex cyber-crime and online child exploitation investigations, as well as delivering all the AFP’s technical, interception and surveillance capabilities.
During his tenure in HTCO, Neil chaired the Virtual Global Taskforce. The VGT is a global partnership of law enforcement agencies, non-government organisations and industry, working together to protect children from online child abuse and other forms of transnational child sexual exploitation.
Neil has tertiary qualifications in Public Administration, Public Policy and Risk Management.
Jason Brown, National Security Director, Thales
Jason Brown is the National Security Director for Thales in Australia and New Zealand. He is responsible for security liaison with government, law enforcement and intelligence communities to develop cooperative arrangements to minimise risk to Thales and those in the community that it supports. He is also responsible to ensure compliance with international and Commonwealth requirements for national security and relevant federal and state laws.
Before joining Thales in 2004 Jason had 27 years experience in Commonwealth Government with appointments which include;
- Assistant Secretary – Defence Imagery and the Geospatial Organisation,
- Director General – Safety, Compensation and People Development,
- Assistant Secretary – Defence Security, and
- Various appointments in the Attorney General’s Security portfolio in the areas of counter terrorism and security policy and investigations.
He has served on a number of senior boards and committees in both the Public Sector and Private Institutions. Including;
- Chair of the Security Professionals Australasia.
- Chair of the Steering Committee for the International Day of Recognition of Security Officers.
- Member of ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission 2007 to 2015.
- Chair of Australian Standards Committee (MB25) for Security and Resilience.
- Fellow and member of the Governing Board of the Australian Risk Policy Institute (ARPI) as Director, Global Security Risk Policy.
- Chair of the Australasian Council of Security Professionals 2009 – 2012.
- Senior Regional Vice President ASIS International Group 20 2009 – 2012,
- Chair of Australian Defence Security Committee 1999 – 2002.
Jason has a number of publications in the areas of client service, intelligence management and security. He is internationally known speaker in the areas of intelligence, security, innovation, export control, scenario and strategic planning. He is a Fellow of the British Security Institute and ARPI, a member of ASIS International, the National Gallery of Australia Foundation, the Risk Management Institution of Australasia and University House – Australian National University. He holds Security Professional Chartered status in the UK and Registered Professional status with SPR-A. He was awarded the Australian Security Medal for Conspicuous Service in February 2011. In 2013 IFSEC International recognised him in the top 40 globally influential persons in Security and Fire Management.
Jason has been involved in a range of non-security related public activities, including Chair of Lake Tuggeranong College Board, Vice President of the Burragate Rural Fire Brigade, supporter of the iLead mentoring program and donor support for the National Gallery of Australia Foundation, Victorian National Gallery and the National Parks of NSW.
Sam Davies, Co-Director, Stratcon Initiative
Sam is the Cco-Director of The Stratcon Initiative, a US based cyber and intelligence education NGO. He lived in Jordan through 2014, working for Save the Children’s regional office in Amman and being deployed to northern Iraq in June/July of that year. Sam holds a Bachelor of International Relations (Security Specialisation) from the Australian National University, and has also studied at The George Washington University in Washington DC.
Dr Jennie Clothier – Chief Scientist, Department Immigration and Border Protection
Dr Clothier is the Defence Science and Technology Group’s Chief Technology Officer, National Security (CTO-NS) and the Chief Scientist for the Department Immigration and Border Protection. She currently leads an initiative to invigorate Australia’s research efforts in national security and is actively involved in the development and operation of science and innovation programs within a number of Government departments.
Jennie has been with the research arm of the Department of Defence for over twenty five years, specialising in information technology and analysis. In that time, she has led a number of branches and divisions in the areas of Defence aerospace and joint operations.
Angus Willoughby, Melbourne Law School – University of Melbourne
Angus Willoughby is a final year Juris Doctor student at Melbourne Law School. He is a Research Assistant in the Asia-Pacific Centre for Military Law and the Programme on the Regulation of Emerging Military Technologies. Angus recently returned from the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University where he was a Visiting Scholar. During his time at the National Defense University, Angus conducted a research project on biometric surveillance technologies and the right to privacy under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Later this year, Angus will undertake the Master of Laws programme at the University of Cambridge.
Associate Professor Richard Kemp, PhD, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales
Associate Professor Richard Kemp is based at the School of Psychology, UNSW Australia, where he is director of the Master of Psychology (Forensic) program. Richard’s background is in experimental and applied cognitive psychology. He was awarded his PhD from University College London in 1995 for his research into theoretical aspects of human face perception. In recent years Richard’s research has focused on the application of psychological knowledge to issues relating to the legal system and policing. His current research interests include identity verification, witness memory, facial identification, forensic science evidence and expert evidence.
Richard has published more than 75 peer-reviewed articles which have been cited more than 3000 times, and he has an h-index of 21. Richard has been awarded more than $2.0 million competitive research funding from the Australian Research Council since 2001. In addition he has received direct funding from government agencies, and businesses. His research has informed changes in procedure in various sectors of government, including police, and he is regularly asked to provide expert testimony to Australian courts on issues related to memory and identification. Richard has been invited to present his research to various legal professionals including Judges, Crown Prosecutors, Public Defenders, Police and Investigators. In addition to his journal publications, Richard has published three psychology textbooks including a bestselling guide to statistics for psychologists which is about to appear in its sixth edition.