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Assoc Professor, School of Justice, QUT, Queensland University of Technology

Mark joined the School of Justice Studies as an Associate Lecturer in 2004. He previously worked in the Queensland state government in policy and project roles associated with accountability and the justice system. He completed a PhD on the history of public sector ethics and accountability in Queensland through Queensland University of Technology.

Mark is the Coordinator of the Policy and Governance Major, of the Bachelor of Justice degree. He also teaches in the “International Policing” program which forms the major component of the Bachelor of Justice Degree for the Singapore Police.

Most of Mark’s publications relate to the link between police corruption and organised crime. His is also a member of the Higher Education Research Network (HERN).

He is the host of the New Books in Terrorism and Organised Crime podcast.

Mark worked as a bureaucrat in the Queensland State Government for 17 years before joining the School of Justice.

He worked in policy, projects and research including 18 months as the Director of the Ethics and Integrity Unit of the Office of the Public Service Commissioner.

Research interests

Corruption and accountability.
Dark Networks.
Organised crime.
Work Integrated Learning and simulation in teaching.


  • –present
    Transformational Learning and Teaching Fellow/Senior Lecturer Chancellery, Learning and Teaching Unit, QUT
  • –present
    Senior Lecturer Faculty of Law, School of Justice, QUT


    Queensland University of Technology, PhD