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Nicole L. Asquith

Director, Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, University of Tasmania

Over the last 20 years, Professor Nicole L. Asquith has worked as a practitioner and academic in the two areas of interpersonal violence and policing vulnerability. Her doctoral research looked at the forensic possibilities of hate speech in hate crime, and was later extended through the analysis of 100,000 hate crimes reported to the London Metropolitan Police Service. She currently works with Australian policing and criminal justice agencies to address the issues raised by violent victimisation, and responding to victims', offenders' and practitioners' vulnerabilities. In addition to the role with TILES, she is the Co-Director of the Vulnerability, Resilience and Policing Research Consortium, Convenor of the Australian Hate Crime Network, and Co-Convenor of the Tasmanian Prejudice Related Violence Working Group.


  • 2020–present
    Professor, University of Tasmania
  • 2020–present
    Director , Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies


  • 2004 
    Melbourne, PhD