Dr Phillip James Wadds
Senior Lecturer

Dr Phillip James Wadds

PhD Criminology; B. Criminology and Policing (Hons)

Law & Justice
Sch of Law Society&Criminology

Dr Phillip Wadds is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at UNSW, Sydney. His research is situated at the intersection of four interrelated themes: policing; nightlife and related leisure; alcohol and other drugs; and violence. He has spent the last decade undertaking ethnographic and field-based research examining various features of nightlife in Sydney with an enduring focus on its policing and regulation.

Phillip has project managed a number of major research projects, including the NDLERF funded Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts (POINTED) Project  and NSW Health funded Alcohol Combined with Energy Drinks (ACED) project. He is currently Chief Investigator on a NSW Department of Justice funded research project evaluating the Take Kare Safe Space Program that has been operating in key nightlife precincts across Sydney since 2014 and a project investigating the nature and extent of violence, sexual violence and issues of public safety at Australian music festivals.

In 2018, Phillip was appointed to the City of Sydney's Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel and the Randwick City Council Night-time Economy Advisory Committee.

Phillip's research interests include the night-time economy, music festivals, alcohol and drug related harm and violence, crime prevention, policing policy and practice, plural policing, urban governance and the relationship between the media, crime and policing.

Phone
9385 2312
Location
G44 Morven Brown

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Apoifis N; Wadds P; Spurway K; Schmeidl S, 2020, 'Collecting Stories', in Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K, 2020, 'Sharing Stories', in Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K (ed.), Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences:Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan, London
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Apoifis N; Wadds P; Schmeidl S; Spurway K, 2020, 'Collecting Stories', in Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K (ed.), Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences: Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan, London
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds P, 2020, 'Fear and Loathing in the Cross: Researching the Policing of Nightlife in Sydney', in Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K (ed.), Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences: Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan, London
    Edited Books | 2020
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K, (eds.), 2020, Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences: Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan, London
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Fileborn B; Wadds P; Tomsen S, 2020, 'Gender, Transgression, and Sexual Violence at Australian Music Festivals', in Platt L; Finkel R (ed.), Gendered Violence at International Festivals: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Routledge, https://www.routledge.com/Gendered-Violence-at-International-Festivals-An-Interdisciplinary-Perspective/Platt-Finkel/p/book/9780367362546
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Lee M; Tomsen S; Wadds P, 2020, 'Locking-Out Uncertainty: Conflict and Risk in Sydney’s Night-Time Economy', in Pratt J (ed.), Criminal Justice, Risk and the Revolt Against Uncertainty
    Books | 2020
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds P, 2020, Policing Nightlife, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351039420
    Books | 2020
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds P, 2020, Policing Nightlife: Security, Transgression and Urban Order, Routledge, Oxon
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Fileborn B; Wadds P; Barnes A, 2019, 'Setting the Stage for Sexual Assault: The Dynamics of Gender, Culture, Space and Sexual Violence at Live Music Events', in Raine S; Strong C (ed.), Towards Gender Equality in the Music Industry Education, Practice and Strategies for Change, Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 89 - 102, http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/ebookviewer/ebook/bmxlYmtfXzIyNzExNThfX0FO0?sid=a44528b9-9cf3-41f5-8a4e-2a507ba2c492@sdc-v-sessmgr02&vid=0&format=EB&lpid=lp_viii&rid=0
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Tomsen S; Wadds P, 2016, 'Nightlife Ethnography, Violence, Policing and Security', in Stubbs J; Tomsen S (ed.), Australian Violence: Crime, Criminal Justice and Beyond, The Federation Press, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds PJ; Miller P; Pennay A; Droste N; Jenkinson R; Quinn B; Chikritzhs T; Tomsen S; Jones S; Palmer D; Barrie L; Lam T; Gilmore W; Lubman D, 2014, 'Patron offending and intoxication in night-time entertainment districts (POINTED)'', in Manton E; Room R; Giorgi C; Thorn M (ed.), Stemming the Tide of Alcohol: Liquor Licensing and the Public Interest
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Baillie G; Fileborn B; Wadds P, 2021, 'Gendered Responses to Gendered Harms: Sexual Violence and Bystander Intervention at Australian Music Festivals', Violence Against Women, pp. 10778012211012096, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10778012211012096
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds P; Fileborn B; Tomsen S, 2021, 'Carnival, Sexual Violence and Harm at Australian Music Festivals', The British Journal of Criminology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azab047
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Fileborn B; Wadds P; Tomsen S, 2020, 'Sexual Harassment and Violence at Australian Music Festivals: Reporting practices and experiences of festival attendees', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds PJ, 2018, '‘It’s not like it used to be’: Respect and nostalgia in the policing of nightlife', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004865818781204
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Fisher D; Wadds PJ; Clancey G, 2018, 'The patchwork of alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas in New South Wales (Australia)', Safer Communities, vol. 17, pp. 94 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SC-06-2017-0025
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Pennay A; Peacock A; Droste N; Miller P; Bruno R; Wadds PJ; Tomsen S; Lubman D, 2018, 'What do we know about alcohol mixed with energy drink (AmED) use in Australia? Expanding local evidence', Public Heath Research and Practice, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/phrp2831817
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds PJ, 2015, 'Crime, Policing and (In)Security: Press Depictions of Sydney's Night-Time Economy', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 27, pp. 95 - 112
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Miller P; Pennay A; Droste N; Butler E; Jenkinson R; Hyder R; Quinn B; Chikritzhs T; Tomsen S; Wadds P; Jones S; Palmer D; Barrie L; Lam T; Gilmore W; Lubman D, 2014, 'A comparative study of blood alcohol concentrations in Australian night-time entertainment districts', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 33, pp. 338 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12145
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Miller P; Pennay A; Jenkinson R; Droste N; Chikritzhs T; Tomsen S; Wadds P; Jones S; Palmer D; Barrie L; Lubman D, 2013, 'Patron offending and intoxication in night time entertainment districts (POINTED) : a study protocol', International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, vol. 2, pp. 69 - 76
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds P, 2010, 'Raising the Bar: Preventing aggression in and around bars, pubs and clubs, Kathryn Graham and Ross Homel', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 22, pp. 185 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2010.12035879
  • Reports | 2020
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Christopher D; Wadds P; Shakeshaft A; Tran DA, 2020, Evaluation of the Take Kare Safe Space Program, https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/evaluation-take-kare-safe-space-program
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Fileborn B; Wadds P; Tomsen S, 2019, Safety and Sexual Violence at Australian Music Festivals: Final Report, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.30091.85280
    Reports | 2013
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Miller P; Pennay A; Droste N; Jenkinson R; Quinn B; Chikritzhs T; Tomsen S; Wadds PJ; Jones S; Palmer D; Barrie L; Lam T; Gilmore W; Lubman D, 2013, Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-time Entertainment Districts (POINTED) : Final Report, NDLERF, National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, Monograph Series no. 46, Monograph Series no. 46
    Reports | 2013
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Lubman D; Peacock A; Droste N; Pennay A; Miller P; Bruno R; Lloyd B; Hyder S; Roxburgh A; Wadds PJ; Tomsen S; Brown J, 2013, Alcohol and Energy Drinks in NSW: A Report Prepared for NSW Health, NSW Health
  • Other | 2018
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Fileborn B; Wadds P, 2018, New research shines light on sexual violence at Australian music festivals, https://theconversation.com/new-research-shines-light-on-sexual-violence-at-australian-music-festivals-104768
    Other | 2018
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Fileborn BK; Wadds P, 2018, How music festivals can change the tune on sexual violence, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/how-music-festivals-can-change-the-tune-on-sexual-violence-89758
    Other | 2017
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds PJ, 2017, Where are they now? What public transport data reveal about lockout laws and nightlife patronage, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/where-are-they-now-what-public-transport-data-reveal-about-lockout-laws-and-nightlife-patronage-73521
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Du Preez L; Wadds PJ, 2016, 'Gendered Responsibilisation in the Night-Time Economy', in Chou M (ed.), Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Conference, The Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Melbourne, TASA, Melbourne, pp. 62 - 67, presented at TASA, Melbourne, 28 November 2016 - 01 December 2016
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Phillip James Wadds
    Wadds PJ, 2010, 'Securing Nightlife: Media Representations of Public and Private Policing', in The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2010, Sydney Law School., The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2010, Sydney Law School., Sydney University Law School, Sydney, presented at The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2010, Sydney Law School., Sydney University Law School, Sydney, 01 July 2010 - 02 July 2010, https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstream/2123/7374/1/Wadds_ANZCCC2010.pdf

Awards

2019 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award -  for Safety and Sexual Violence at Australian Music Festivals project.

2015 Dean's Award for Innovative Blended Learning (Western Sydney University)

Winner of the 2013 Drug and Alcohol Awards ‘Excellence in Research Award’ - POINTED project

 

Grants

NSW Department of Justice- Evaluating the Take Kare Safe Space Project (with Professor Anthony Shakeshaft and Professor Chris Doran)- $180,000

Safety, sexual harassment and assault at Australian music festivals (with Dr Bianca Fileborn and Professor Stephen Tomsen)- $12,000

 

Planning for a Vibrant and Safe Night-Time Economy in Parramatta LGA- $80,000

Media