Michael Grewcock

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Law, UNSW

Senior Lecturer

BA/LLB (UNSW);Grad.Dip.Legal Practice (UTS); MA (Refugee Studies) (UEL); PhD (UNSW)

Having worked as a solicitor in London for 13 years, Michael Grewcock returned to UNSW in 2004 to complete a PhD. He has taught criminology and criminal law in the Arts and Law faculties since 2006.

Areas of expertise
Criminology, Criminal law, State Crime, Forced Migration and Border Policing, Penology

Reviews editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (2010 - 2012)

Editorial Board, State Crime

Editorial Board, Howard Journal of Crime and Justice

International Editorial Advisory Group, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice

Research networks: Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law; Criminal Justice Research Network.

Member: Institute of Criminology; Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology.

Friend of the International State Crime Initiative http://www.statecrime.org/

Research supervision
PhD current, with Assoc.Professor Sarah Williams: Hannah Harris.
PhD current, with Dr.Vicki Sentas: Megan McElhone
Criminology Honours 2014: Megan McElhone and Prattana Pantad.
Social Sciences Honours 2015: Joshua Thorpe

Joint CI, ARC Discovery Grant, Exporting Risk: the Australian deportation project, DP 110102453, 2011-2013.

Courses taught
Crime & the Criminal Process (LAWS1021)
Advanced Criminal Law (LAWS3102)
Penology (LAWS3105)
Transnational Policing & Human Rights (LAWS8013)


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, UNSW Australia