Commander Stuart Bateson APM 

IMG_0128.JPGStuart has been a police officer with Victoria Police, Australia, for 30 years. He is currently Commander of the Safer Communities and Crime Prevention division. Prior to this, he was the Superintendent at North West Metro Division 2 responsible for frontline service delivery to a population of 500,000. Stuart has led significant reform in the way local police respond to family violence and formed a number of harm reduction partnerships with local drug and alcohol services. He has also worked in a number of investigative areas including organised crime, counter terrorism and homicide.  

Stuart holds a Masters of Business from the University of Newcastle and a Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) from Charles Sturt University.  He is a Rotary Peace Fellow having graduated from the Chulalongkorn University program in 2013. In 2015 Stuart participated in The University of Melbourne's Law Enforcement and Public Health professional devolvement program. In 2017 Stuart was awarded the Australian Police Medal for distinguished service to law enforcement.

Stuart lives in the western suburbs of Melbourne with wife Milka, and children, Aleksandar and Natasha.

Professor Scott Burris

Scott BurrisScott Burris, is a Professor of Law at Temple Law School, where he directs the Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Public Health Law Research program. He is also Associate Director of the Centers for Law and the Public's Health: A Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.

Burris began his career in public health law during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He was the editor of the first systematic legal analysis of HIV in the United States, AIDS and the Law: A Guide for the Public (Yale University Press, 1987; New Guide for the Public published 1993), and spent several years lobbying and litigating on behalf of people with HIV as an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union. Since joining the Temple faculty in 1991, his research has focused on how law influences public health and health behavior.

He is the author of over 100 books, book chapters, articles and reports on issues including discrimination against people with HIV and other disabilities; HIV policy; research ethics; and the health effects of criminal law and drug policy. His current research topics include health governance, the regulation of sexual behavior, harm reduction and human research subject protection. He has been particularly interested in developing theory and methods aimed at promoting effective local health governance. His work has been supported by organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

He has served as a consultant on public health law with organizations ranging from the United Nations Development Programme and the American Psychological Association to the Institute of Medicine and the producers of the Oscar-winning film Philadelphia. He is a member of the Law, Policy and Ethics Core of the Center for Interdiscplinary Research on AIDS at Yale, and serves as an advisor to the Tsinghua University AIDS Institute, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Research Center for HIV/AIDS Public Policy and the Program in Bioethics at Monash University. Burris is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and the Yale Law School.

Mr. Auke J. van Dijk

Auke Van DijkAuke van Dijk (1967, The Netherlands) is adviser to the Chief of the Amsterdam Police and strategist at the think tank Agora Police & Security. At ConstructingContext he develops products and services on bridging the gap between knowledge and action. He has an academic background in International Relations Theory and International Political Economy. His fields of expertise included the future of policing, cooperation in the field of security, crisis organization, counter terrorism and (constitutional) law, and changing relations between internal and external security.

He has been senior advisor at the Committee for Evaluation of Intelligence and Security Services, an independent temporary committee advising government on the development of the national intelligence agency. He was member of the Project Group Vision of Policing of the Board of Chief Commissioners of the Dutch Police which developed a new vision and strategy The police in evolution (2005).

In 2006 he was cofounder of the Agora Police & Security: an experimental space for thinking and debate among practitioners and academics. The Agora’s central aim is to enhance the organisation’s ability to think; more specifically to make sense of the societal context and its current or future consequences for day-to-day policing, and to question the way ‘things are done’ by and in the organisation. The Agora is an ‘intellectual playing ground’ and a ‘safe haven’ for the development of new ideas and for contradicting current insights and policy.

Professor Ernie Drucker

Ernest DruckerErnest Drucker is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health; Senior Research Associate and Scholar in Residence at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of NY, and on the teaching faculty of the Bard Prison Initiative. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in NY State and conducts research in AIDS, drug policy, and prisons and is active in public health and human rights efforts in the US and abroad. 

For 25 years ( 1980 – 2005) Dr. Drucker was Director of the Division of Public Health and Policy Research at Montefiore/Einstein . He founded Montefiore’s 1000 patient drug treatment program in 1970 and served as its Director until 1990. He has been an NIH funded principal investigator since 1991 and is author of over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles, texts, and book chapters. He was founding Associate Editor of The International Journal of Drug Policy; founder and Editor in Chief ( with John Booth Davies) of Addiction Research and Theory ( 1993- 2005); and is the founding Editor in Chief of the open access Harm Reduction Journal. Dr. Drucker is a founder (in 1994) and Honored Life Member of the International Harm Reduction Association; and a founder and Chairman of the Board of Doctors of the World / USA, 1993-1997, affiliated with Medicins du Monde, France (now Health Right International).  He has been a Fellow of the Lindesmith Center at the Open Society Institute, a senior Soros Justice Fellow since 2004, and a 2011 Senior Specialist in Global Health of the US/Australian Fulbright Program at the Law School of The University of New South Wales . His book, A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America , was published by The New Press in 2011.  ( www.Plague

Superintendent Frank Hansen APM

Frank HansenSuperintendent Frank Hansen commenced his career in the NSW Police Force in1970. At the time of his retirement at the end of 2010 he held the position of Local Area Commander, Rosehill.

Following 15 years in drug law enforcement Superintendent Hansen was promoted to his present rank in 1994. He then occupied various positions including Chief of Staff, Deputy Commissioner’s Office; Commander, Fraud Squad; Director, Public Affairs; Venue Commander, Sydney Olympic Games; Local Area Commander, Cabramatta for 2 years (2001/2); and Commander, Drug and Alcohol Coordination, State Crime Command (8 years) before his last position on retirement.

For the majority of his career Superintendent Hansen has had responsibility for providing policy advice to the NSW Police Force and Government on various aspects of illicit drug use, particularly legislative and training issues, policing practices and their relationship to the provision of public health services. He also had principle responsibility for developing the NSW Police position at Government initiated summits exploring drug and alcohol problems within the community.

Through sponsorship from the United Nations he has provided on the ground advice to the Russian Government (1998); Malaysian Government (2006) and the Taiwanese Government (2007) in respect to illicit drug use and its relationship to the incidents of AIDS.

Superintendent Hansen has represented the NSW Police Force on range of state and national committees including the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) and the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) and for 6 years Chaired the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD).

In 1994 Superintendent Hansen was awarded the Australian Police Medal for distinguished service in drug law enforcement.

Dr. Victoria Herrington

Victoria is an experienced academic, with expertise in applied policing and criminal justice research. Victoria has worked for the University of Portsmouth, the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at King’s College London, and Charles Sturt University, before joining the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) in 2011. She has extensive experience using both qualitative and quantitative research designs, interactive evaluation methodologies and participatory action research, and has worked closely with law enforcement agencies in both Australia and the UK. She has a track record of producing practically relevant and academically rigorous research outputs for a range of audiences. Outside of academia, Victoria started her career as a crime analyst with the Metropolitan Police Service.

Victoria’s research interests include maximizing strategic policing partnerships, interactions between the police and psychologically vulnerable groups, the (dis)connection between legislation and policy development in a criminal justice context, and leadership in public safety organisations.

Victoria is co-editor of Policing in Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) which provides police studies students, young in service police officers, and recruits with a companion text linking policing practice with academic theory. Victoria is a member of the International Editorial Board for the Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism; and the Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers; and an Associate Editor of the Salus Journal. She also regularly peer reviews papers for – amongst others – Policing and Society, Current Issues in Criminal Justice; and Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health.

In her current role as Director, Research and Learning at the AIPM, Victoria is responsible for research and academic governance at the Institute, and the development of research initiatives with partner agencies. This includes research on leadership and organisational theory, and evaluating the impact that leadership development can have on organizational and individual working practices. Victoria is passionate about the value that research can have to the public safety professions, and initiated the AIPM’sResearch Focus publication to better operationalize the latest in academic theory and research into practical implications for public safety leaders.

Victoria has a Bachelor degree (Hons) in Psychology, and a Masters degree in Criminal Justice Studies, both from the University of Portsmouth, and a PhD in Laws from King’s College London.

Director Ruth Jones OBE


Ruth Jones OBE is the Director of the National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse (NCSPVA) at the University of Worcester. In this role she leads staff in the design and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses including, the Masters Degree in Professional Development: The Dynamics of Domestic Violence’ the Postgraduate Certificate in Advocacy for Victims of Sexual Violence and the Foundation Degree for Sexual Violence Crisis Workers. She also designs and delivers courses in Family Studies, Social Policy and Social Welfare.

Ruth and her team also deliver training on all forms of violence and abuse to a large range of statutory agencies, voluntary organisations, educational establishments and the corporate sector as part of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provision and act as consultants to many domestic and sexual abuse projects locally, nationally and internationally.

Ruth has been recognised for her work in the domestic and sexual abuse sector with a number of awards including the award for best UK Universities Applied Research Project (2010). She was awarded the title of Worcestershire Woman of the Year in 2011 and Inspirational Woman of Europe in 2012. Ruth was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2014 for services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and was recognised by the Chief of the Pakistan Police Bureau for her international work which has included work in Pakistan, the USA, Fiji, India, Russia, Amsterdam and Malta.

Warwick Jones, Executive Director 

Warwick JonesWarwick was appointed Executive Director of the AIPM in April 2012 after acting in this role since December 2011.

Prior to this he was the Director, Programs at the Australian Institute of Police Management since 2007. In this role he was responsible for the design and delivery of a number of police and public safety industry leadership programs both internationally and domestically.

The international work included delivering training and capacity development programs in the USA, Hong Kong, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, Vanuatu, New Zealand, East Timor and Indonesia. In 2007 Warwick was instrumental in the development and delivery of the inaugural International Senior Command Program designed to better prepare senior police for leading Police contingents in peace keeping and capacity building environments. In 2008 Warwick attended the “Art and Practice of Leadership Development Program” at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government to learn more about how leadership development can be best delivered in the Public Sector. In 2010 he lead the development and delivery of the first Assistant Commissioners Program in Australia. He has been a program manager with the Leadership in Counter Terrorism Program since 2007, working with the RCMP, FBI, PSNI and Scottish Police College to deliver this program.

From 2005 to early 2007, Warwick was the Assistant Director, Programs at the AIPM. One of his key tasks was the development and delivery of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Leadership Development Program. Before working at the AIPM, Warwick served in the Australian Army.

Warwick is married and has three boys.

Professor Joachim Kersten

Joachim KerstenJoachim Kersten is Foundation Professor and Chair of Police Science at German Police University (M.A. program) in Muenster, Germany. He has a Master in Political Science from McMaster University, and a Doctorate in Social Science from the University of Tuebingen. He has previously been a Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Deutsches Jugendinstitut in Munich; in Criminology at the University of Melbourne; the 1991/92 Asahi Fellow in Tokyo; Resident Director of European Studies Program at University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Professor of Sociology at the University of Applied Police Sciences, Villingen, Germany; DAAD Professor at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. USA; and Professor of Sociology at University of Applied Police Sciences Villingen/ Germany.

He has published several books including Jugendstrafe (1980), Gut und (Ge)Schlecht (1997), and Der Kick und die Ehre (1999), and many journal articles in the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, British Journal of Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Inter­national Sociology, and International Journal of the Sociology of Law.  Recent English language publications in edited volumes include ‘A Comparative Look at Right-Wing Extremism, Anti-Semitism, and Xenophobic Hate Crimes in Poland, Ukraine, and Russia’, ‘Youth Groupings, Identity, and the Political Context – On the Significance of Extremist Youth Groupings in Unified Germany’, and ‘The Right Wing Network and the Role of Extremist Youth Groupings in Unified Germany’.

His major research interests include Restorative Justice and the Policing of Minorities in Germany, Austria, and Hungary (COREPOL EU FP7 Project); Intercultural Competence and Front Line Police Work; and Migrant Neighbourhoods in Germany and Trust in Police.

Professor Monique Michal Marks


Prof. Monique Marks currently heads up the newly established Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology (UFC@DUT). Initially trained as a social worker, she has a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Natal, and writes predominantly in the field of criminology. She has published widely in the areas of youth social movements, ethnographic research methods, police labour relations, police organizational change and security governance. She has published four books: Young Warriors: Youth Identity, Politics and Violence in South Africa; Transforming the Robocops: Changing Police in South Africa; and Police Occupational Culture: New Debates and Directions (edited with Anne-Marie Singh and Megan O’Neill) and Police Reform from the Bottom Up (edited with David Sklansky). She has also published over 45 peer reviewed articles and numerous reports. She sits on a number of journal editorial boards as well as the Board of Trustees of the Safer South Africa Foundation. She is a B-rated researcher, indicating that she has substantial international recognition. In her research work on security governance she has forged close relations with government, both local and national. Monique also runs a large community engagement project in Durban’s largest low income municipal housing estate, Kenneth Gardens.

Professor James R.P. Ogloff

James OgloffJames R. P. Ogloff, JD, Ph.D., FAPS is trained as a lawyer and psychologist. He is a Fellow of the Canadian, American, and Australian psychological societies. He is the Foundation Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology at Monash University and Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science. He is also Director of Psychological Services at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare). He has worked in clinical and forensic psychology in a variety of settings for more than 25 years. Professor Ogloff has specific expertise in the development and implementation of services for mentally ill people in the criminal justice system. He served as British Columbia’s first Director of Mental Health Services for the Attorney General’s Ministry (Corrections Branch). He is the Past-President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law and a former Chair of the College of Forensic Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Psychological Association and a Past-President of the American Psychology-Law Society.  Professor Ogloff has published 16 books more than 220 scholarly articles and book chapters. He is the recipient of the 2012 Donald Andrews Career Contributions Award for Criminal Justice Psychology from the Canadian Psychological Association and the 2009 Award for Distinguished Contributions in Forensic Psychology from the Australian Psychological Society.

Michael John Palmer, AO APM

Michael PalmerMichael John (Mick) Palmer is a 33 year career police officer with extensive experience in police leadership and reform in community, national and international policing. He enjoyed service in both the State/Territory and Federal areas of policing in Australia.

As Commissioner of the AFP, a position he held for 7 years, he was responsible and accountable to the Federal Government for the effective administration and the operations of the Commonwealth Government’s principal law enforcement agency with a mandate to investigate serious, organised and transnational crime and offences against the Commonwealth. In his capacity as Commissioner Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services, he held the position of NT Counter Disaster Controller with a responsibility for control of the response to natural emergencies and disasters.

Since his retirement from policing in 2001 Mick has conducted a range of inquiries for Federal and State Australian Governments including the Inquiry into the Immigration Detention of Cornelia Rau, the review of the National Crime Authority that led to the formation of the Australian Crime Commission and Inquiries into prison management in Tasmania and Victoria.

In late 2004 Mick was appointed as the Australian Federal Government’s Inspector of Transport Security, a position he held until June 2012.

As the Inspector of Transport Security he was directly responsible to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport for inquiries into major transport or offshore security incidents that point to a systemic failure or possible weakness of aviation or maritime transport security systems, and for proactive inquiries into identified transport security arrangements. During his time in this position he conducted inquiries and assessments into surface transport security, ferry security, maritime piracy and offshore oil and gas resources sector security.

Larry Proud, Director

Larry Proud.pngLarry has a 40 year history working within law enforcement and justice. As well as being a former commissioned officer with Victoria Police, Larry’s professional background includes various senior leadership roles in Australia and overseas. 

For 20 years Larry directed, managed and advised on complex and extensive international law and justice projects in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. He worked with diverse agencies including police, prisons, courts, social welfare, law reform, attorneys general, legal aid, ombudsmen and others. 

More recently, he was engaged by ANZPAA as a Senior Technical Specialist. He successfully led the development of a unified professional development strategy for police in Australia and New Zealand. 

Larry moved to position of Director, Strategic Services at ANZPAA in 2011. He leads a group of policy advisors and professionalisation specialists who ensure the effective delivery of cross jurisdictional policing initiatives. 

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Policing and a Masters Degree in Police Leadership and Management.

Professor Maurice Punch


Maurice Punch studied at the universities of Exeter, Cambridge, and Essex (MA 1966 and PhD 1972). He has worked at Essex University, SUNY Albany (USA) and in The Netherlands - where he has lived since 1975 - in the University of Utrecht and Nyenrode University. He is Visiting Professor at the Dickson Poon School of Law King`s College London and also at the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics.  

He has given numerous lectures, seminars and courses in several countries in Europe and also in North America and has published in English, Dutch and American journals. His books include Policing the Inner-City (Macmillan: 1979), Control in the Police Organization (MIT Press: 2003); Conduct Unbecoming (Tavistock: 1985), Politics and Ethics of Field Work (Sage: 1986), Dirty Business: exploring corporate misconduct (Sage: 1996), Rethinking Corporate Crime (with Jim Gobert; Cambridge University Press: 2003), Zero Tolerance Policing (Policy Press: 2007), Police Corruption (Willan: 2009) and Shoot to Kill (Policy: 2010). His most recent book is State Violence, Collusion and the Troubles (Pluto: 2012) about state, police and security forces deviance in Northern Ireland during the thirty years conflict there.

After some 20 years in Dutch universities he became an independent researcher /consultant in 1994 and since then has researched policing; taught on the National Police Training programme  (at Bramshill Police College / University of Cambridge) for the Strategic Command Course for senior police officers in England and Wales; and has presented on a variety of executive and degree programmes for police officers, managers, bankers and consultants and has advised a number of police forces.

His teaching and research is primarily in the areas of policing and of corporate crime. He has been involved in numerous conferences including contributions for the Council of Europe, UN and National Institute of Justice (USA), the Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity in The Hague and at the International Anti-Corruption Conference in Prague in 2001. For over a decade he has taught on graduate programmes at LSE and King`s; and given presentations to police forces and oversight agencies  - including Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, IPCC / Independent Police Complaints Commission (England and Wales) and GSOC / Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Ireland) – on police deviance, integrity, internal investigatory measures and external oversight.

Recently he has been involved in a project on leadership in policing with strategic advisors of the Amsterdam Police Unit of the new National Police Service (since 2013) in The Netherlands and is assisting in preparations for the forthcoming  conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health (Amsterdam, October 2014). In 1993 he helped with his wife to launch a foundation to aid young adults following a psychosis which led to setting up a recovery centre in Amstelveen known as De Windroos / The Compass: both remained active in the foundation until 2009 and have since written about the recovery approach adopted - Embracing Hope (Corry Punch-Venneman and Maurice Punch - Groningen, Hondsrug Pers, 2013).   

Professor Jennifer Wood

Jennifer_Wood.jpgJennifer is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Temple University (Philadelphia). She received her doctorate in criminology at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Temple, she served as a Fellow at the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at the Australian National University.

Jennifer is a criminologist with expertise in policing and regulation. Her work has explored how order and security is promoted by mixes of public and private entities including but well beyond the public police. Her co-authored book, Imagining Security(Willan, 2007; with Clifford Shearing), offers an account of ‘nodal governance’ as a means of explaining this plurality. She has published two co-edited books Democracy, Society and the Governance of Security (Cambridge, 2006; with Benoit Dupont) andFighting Crime Together: The Challenges of Policing and Security Networks (University of New South Wales Press, 2006; with Jenny Fleming)). Jennifer is currently leading an action research project designed to strengthen connections between policing, security and public health entities in Center City, Philadelphia.

Jennifer is a Methods Core member of the National Program Office for Public Health Law Research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is the North American Regional Editor for Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy.