Lecturer in Criminology, UNSW

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's research interests include crime prevention, policing policy and practice, plural policing, the night-time economy, alcohol and drug related violence, urban governance and the relationship between the media, crime and policing.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Criminology, UNSW
  • 2014–2016
    Lecturer in Criminology, Western Sydney University


  • 2013 
    Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, PhD Criminology and Cultural Studies


  • 2015
    Crime, Policing and (Insecurity): Press Depictions of Sydney's Night-Time Economy, Current Issues in Criminal Justice
  • 2014
    A comparative study of blood alcohol concentrations in Australian night‐time entertainment districts, Drug and Alcohol Review
  • 2013
    Patron offending and intoxication in night-time entertainment districts (POINTED): A study protocol, International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research

Research Areas

  • Criminology (1602)