Dr Kelly Hine is a Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Prior to joining USC, Dr Hine was a Lecturer at the Australian National University. She attained a double degree in Psychological Science and Criminology & Criminal Justice and holds a PhD in Criminology from Griffith University.
Dr Hine is a policing researcher and specialises in front-line policing, particularly, police-citizen interactions. Her research examines the decision-making processes and impediments involved during situations that are rapidly unfolding and typically dynamic and volatile. Dr Hine's research includes the use of force by police, the dangers of policing (including injuries and fatalities to both officers and citizens), policing major crises, the use of technology by police, and police diversity (both diversity within the workforce and police diverse populations). In addition to her research interest in frontline policing, Dr Hine's areas of expertise include police misconduct and police integrity. Her research has implications for the way researchers examine policing practices and interactions, the way officers are educated and trained, and the policies and procedures that guide officers.