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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University

Dr Ausma Bernot is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Australian Graduate School of Policing & Security, Charles Sturt University. She has six years of work experience with forensic science and research organisations across the globe, in particular China, where she had the chance to gain insights on how technologies are governed at provincial and national levels. Ausma’s doctoral research explored the dynamic interaction between surveillance technologies and social context and questions totalisation of surveillance in China.

Her current research focuses on the effects that the merging of infotech and biotech triggers in the fields of governance, surveillance, policing, and public safety. Along with Prof Patrick F Walsh, Ausma is working to advance the field of Health Security.

When she is not reading or writing about surveillance and intelligence, you can find her exploring Queensland's beautiful nature


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Griffith University


  • 2018 
    George Washington University, LGBT Health Policy and Practice