I am Postgraduate Coordinator and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra.
I study how policymakers can develop and implement policies to respond to social problems, such as crime and violence. My PhD involved fieldwork in Medellin, Colombia where I was investigating reductions in homicide rates. More recently, I've been involved in research projects investigating the experiences of people leaving prison in the ACT and gaps in National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support for people involved in the criminal justice system.
My research has been published in policy, crime, and justice journals and my work has been featured in public media such as ABC Radio, ABC News, the Canberra Times, SBS News, The Conversation and the Australian Institute of International Affairs. I also have several years of experience as the President of Prisoners Aid (ACT). In this role, I regularly provide advice to policymakers and service providers on policies and programs to improve the lives of ACT detainees during incarceration and post-release.
List of Publications: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=sQI6v7MAAAAJ&hl=en
2015. Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence (Innovation). University of Canberra.
2022. How do you break the cycle of crime? A study of ACT prisoners released from the Alexander Maconochie Centre has some surprising results. ABC Radio Canberra.
2022. Incarcerated people with disability don’t get the support they need that makes them more likely to reoffend. The Conversation. Yates, Doyle & Dodd.
2021. Finding work after prison: barriers and opportunities for former detainees in the ACT. Power to Persuade. Doyle, Yates, Bartels, Hopkins & Taylor.
2021. Efforts ramp up to prevent Canberra's prisoners returning to jail. Canberra Times.
2020. A protest movement of a different kind is taking place in Colombia with singers, actors and journalists holding a virtual concert, highlight concerns about recent killings. SBS News.
2020. Older prisoners need dedicated case manager as numbers grow, new research suggests. Canberra Times.
2020. Exploring ways to reduce Australia's reoffending rates. Canberra Times
2021. Experiences of people in Australian prisons. Talking Time Podcast.
I have experience teaching a range of business, policy and law subjects at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. I'm currently teaching ZBUS1104 Foundations of Management and ZBUS8109 Business Law.