Adjunct Professors Program

Professor John Byrne Joins the School of Justice as an Adjunct Professor

QUT School of Justice is delighted to welcome Adjunct Professor John Byrne LFPIA LFRAIA as part of our commitment to integrative approaches to crime prevention and informed legal decision-making.

With a distinguished career in public and private sectors that includes authoring the Queensland Government’s guidelines on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), adopted by state and local government agencies, John utilises his extensive expertise in urban design, city development and planning matters as an advisor to governments, developers and the community.

Having directed the design and negotiation of multiple Award-winning developments, John is particularly skilled at applying best practice principles in effective design and planning to deliver on the human-centred purposes of planning legislation.

In a domain built on clear principles that still leaves much room for interpretation, John offers clarity about national and international best practice and how this can be delivered in a constructive, commercial and community-oriented way.

Most recently, John has extended his expertise and advice to include insights from neuroscience about the core needs of humans and how this will shape societal expectations and obligations of governments, developers and other decision-makers involved in the design and management of cities and public spaces.

John has long held an Adjunct Professorship in QUT’s Architecture and Urban Design programs and the role now in the two Faculties reflects his passion for combining and balancing the priorities of different city-making disciplines in integrated urban outcomes.

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