Welcome Dr Laura Bedford

On Monday we welcomed Dr Laura Bedford as a new lecturer within the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, at QUT with a morning tea at The Gardens Café at Gardens Point.

Laura holds a PhD in Criminology, a MA in Economic History and a B. Soc Sci (Hons) in Political Science.  Laura has over 25 years experience in social and economic policy research and advocacy, working as a consultant and in senior roles in the public and private sector in South Africa and Australia.  Over the past two years, Laura has been employed by the Queensland Police Service as the lead researcher on a randomised controlled field trial which examined the impact of mobile technology on frontline policing.  Laura is currently interested in new directions in criminology, including the application of social and environment justice perspectives to problematise the translation of hegemonic criminological theory, and criminal justice practice, within the Global South.

We warmly welcome Laura to the team.


Apply Now for Lecturer Position in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law

The School of Justice, Faculty of Law, at Queensland University of Technology, is home to distinguished international researchers and is a leader in high-impact interdisciplinary criminological research. It publishes the successful Web of Science and Scimago recognised International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy; hosts the most well attended biennial criminology conference in the global south and promotes a flourishing research culture. In 2012 it established The Crime and Justice Research Centre (CJRC). The CJRC is trailblazing new theoretical and epistemological horizons through its work in ‘Southern Criminology’ and to further this endeavour it will co-host the 2017 Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference with the Asian Criminological Society’s Annual Conference.

The School of Justice is currently advertising a full-time, Level B lecturing position.

To find out more about the position and to apply, click here.

Applications close 22 August 2016. 

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