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Lecturer and Researcher in Criminology, Edith Cowan University

Suz obtained her Criminology undergraduate and Honours degrees in Scotland before beginning work for Police Scotland as a custody officer. When she moved to Perth, she gained a role as site coordinator for ECU's Forensic Interview team and oversaw data collection in various criminal justice settings.

Suz has taught in a range of criminology units but has a particular interest in youth justice, drug use and courts. Suz is also an HDR supervisor in Criminology (see previous and current topics below) and is taking on students.

Suz's own research interests include young person and family experiences of youth justice, drugs and crime, and therapeutic jurisprudence in youth justice systems. She has completed a number of projects for the Department of Justice and WA Police including rural drug use, youth burglary, a case study of the Children's Court Dug Court, and perceptions of intimate image sharing.

Suz is passionate about HDR student experiences and runs CrimConnect Postgrad, an inter-university peer support group for postgraduate and early career researchers in Criminology.


  • –present
    Lecturer and Researcher in Criminology, Edith Cowan University