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Associate Professor, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland

Adrian Cherney, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Science, at the University of Queensland. He holds a PhD in Criminology from the University of Melbourne. One major focus of his work is on counterterrorism, evidence-based policing, institutional legitimacy and cooperation with authorities e.g. police and government. He is currently undertaking research in partnership with a number of agencies on community cooperation in counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism. He has secured both national and international grants from the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department, New South Wales Corrective Services, Queensland Department of Communities, the Australian Research Council, the US Air Force and the Australian Institute of Criminology.
Research interests:
radicalization and countering violent extremism
Police and ethnic group interactions,
crime prevention
evidence-based policy and practice.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Criminology Head of Discipline, The University of Queensland