Senior Lecturer in Criminology, UNSW

Dr Alyce McGovern is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She has researched widely on police-media relations, leading to the publication of her work in a number of well-respected journals, including Policing and Society and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. She recently published her monograph Policing and Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications (with Dr Murray Lee) through Routledge. Alyce’s current research projects are focused on proactive police public relations activities, sexting, craftivism, and criminology education. Alyce was awarded a Criminology Research Council Grant (2012/2013) with colleagues at the University New South Wales, University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney to explore experiences and perceptions of ‘sexting’ amongst young people.


  • 2010–present
    Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of NSW
  • 2008–2010
    Lecturer in Justice Studies, Charles Sturt University


  • 2011 
    University of NSW, Graduate Certificate University Learning and Teaching
  • 2009 
    University of Western Sydney, PhD
  • 2004 
    University of Western Sydney, B Social Science (Criminology) Honours 1st class
  • 2003 
    University of Western Sydney, B Social Science majoring in Criminology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Sexting and Young People: Perceptions, Practices, Policy and Law
    Funding Source:
    Criminology Research Council/Australian Institute of Criminoogy

Research Areas

  • Criminology (1602)