CJRC welcomes the appointment of Mr Michael Chataway as Lecturer, QUT School of Justice.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science, and a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Hons Class 1 from Griffith University. He has recently completed his PhD Dissertation titled: Fear of Crime in Time and Place: Developing and Testing a New Momentary Model of Victimisation Worry. His research focuses on how young people interpret and perceive crime and disorder within their everyday environments. In addition to his theoretical contributions to the fear of crime literature, Michael is among a handful of researchers in the world currently using mobile apps to collect context-dependent information on fear of crime and victimisation risk.
Michael’s research has been published in national and international journals including the Journal of Environmental Psychology, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, and the Journal of Applied Geography. His mobile app research and projects with colleagues have been featured by ABC Radio – Gold Coast, The Brisbane Times, and the Gold Coast Bulletin. Michael’s other research interests include: social geography, social and environmental psychology, attitudinal research, and innovative research methods. His future work aims to integrate these research interests to develop innovative strategies for reducing fear of crime using dynamic mobile sensors.
We welcome Michael to the School, and look forward to his valuable contribution.