Phillip is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales. He completed his PhD at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University in 2013. His thesis, Policing Nightlife: The Representation and Transformation of Security in Sydney's Night-Time Economy, followed critical transitions in the regulation and policing of Sydney nightlife and the role that both public and private policing agencies play in this complex and highly politicised environment.
Phillip has project managed a number of major research projects, including the NDLERF Funded Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts (POINTED) Project and NSW Health funded Alcohol Combined with Energy Drinks (ACED) project. Phillip is current a Chief Investigator on two research projects, an evaluation of the Take Kare Safe Space program funded by NSW Department of Justice, and a pilot project examining safety and sexual violence at Australian music festivals funded by UNSW and Western Sydney University.
Phillip's research examines the policing and regulation of public leisure as well as the relationship between alcohol and other drugs and violence. He has particularly focused on the night-time economy, music festivals, urban governance and the relationship between the media, crime and policing.
Lecturer in Criminology, UNSW
Lecturer in Criminology, Western Sydney University
Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, PhD Criminology and Cultural Studies
The patchwork of alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas in New South Wales (Australia)', Safer Communities
'What do we know about alcohol mixed with energy drink (AmED) use in Australia? Expanding local evidence', Public Health Research and Practice
'It's not like it used to be': Respect and Nostalgia in the Policing of Nightlife, Australia and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
'Nightlife Ethnography, Violence, Policing and Security', Australian Violence: Crime Criminal Justice and Beyond
Crime, Policing and (Insecurity): Press Depictions of Sydney's Night-Time Economy, Current Issues in Criminal Justice
A comparative study of blood alcohol concentrations in Australian night‐time entertainment districts, Drug and Alcohol Review
Patron offending and intoxication in night-time entertainment districts (POINTED), Stemming the Tide of Alcohol
Patron offending and intoxication in night-time entertainment districts (POINTED): A study protocol, International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research
Grants and Contracts
Safety and Sexual Violence at Australian Music Festivals
UNSW and WSU
Evaluating the Take Kare Safe Space Program
NSW Department of Justice
Member of the City of Sydney's Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel
Member of Randwick City Council's Night-Time Economy Advisory Committee