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Senior Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

James joined the Australian Centre for Child Protection as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in 2014 shortly after receiving his PhD. Funded by Parkerville Children and Youth Care, the position focuses on research into multi-agency approaches to addressing child sexual abuse. James' doctoral thesis dealt with the challenges of conducting program evaluation that has credibility and relevance to human service practitioners. His previous research work has primarily focused on public management in the criminal justice system and quality teaching and learning in the higher education sector.


  • 2014–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of South Australia
  • 2013–2013
    Research assistant, University of Wollongong
  • 2013–2013
    Research officer, University of Western Sydney
  • 2011–2013
    Research officer, University of Technology Sydney


  • 2014 
    University of Western Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2007 
    Edith Cowan University, Master of Criminal Justice
  • 2004 
    Edith Cowan University, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)


  • 2014
    The practice of quality in assuring learning in higher education., Quality in Higher Education
  • 2014
    A sense of belonging to enhance participation, success and retention in online programs., International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education.