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Last Name
Griffith University
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History of Crime and Policing, Irish History, Irish Police, Dublin Metropolitan Police, Colonial Policing, Australian Police History, Urban Police
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About Me

I am a policing historian specialising in the history of urban policing, with a primary focus on Ireland, colonial/early 20th c Australia and Canada.  Currently, I am a Resident Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University Centre for Social and Cultural Research and the Queensland State Library ANZAC100 Fellow. Previously, I’ve held Fellowships at the Harry Gentle Resource Centre, Griffith Criminology Institute and the University of Toronto, Canada. I read history of crime and policing at Trinity College Dublin; supported through the Irish Research Council postgraduate scholarship scheme, receiving my doctorate in 2012.

I am also a PI an ARC DP, Managing Migrants and Border Control in Britain and Australia, 1901-1981, lead by an expert team (A Varnava, M Marmo and E Richards) based at Flinders University, Adelaide.

Recent Publications

A History of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and Its Colonial Legacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Policing Colonial Brisbane (UQP, 2019)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Australia, Ireland, Canada, Great Britain
Expertise by Geography
Australia, England, Ireland, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Law, Migration & Immigration, Urban History