Med, BA, GCUL&T, GDipAd
Amanda Davies is a lecturer who has been with CSU on a full-time basis since 2005. Her particular area of expertise is communication (police/citizen interactions). More recently Amanda has focused on the development, utilization and evaluation of simulation for developing policing knowledge and skills. In 2009 Amanda received a Vice Chancellor Award for Teaching Excellence and an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Teaching. During 2008 an 2009 Amanda presented two co-authored papers receiving awards for outstanding paper. Amanda completed her PhD in 2013 and is undertaking research in the utilization of simulation in police training.
At CSU Amanda has undertaken the following teaching and co-ordination roles:
2017 - current
Evaluation of the implementation of NSW Police Force Body-worn Video Cameras Phase Two Deployment (funded by NSW Police Force Major Events and Incidents Command)
This research project follows on from the Phase One evaluation and is designed to report on the impact of the implementation of Body-worn video cameras by NSW Police Officers in their operational duties.
Exploring strategies to support Indigenous applicants and officers for the New South Wales Police Force (funded by the NSW Police Force Aboriginal Programs Unit)
This research project is designed to identify barriers for Indigenous applicants to the New South Wales Police Force and their retention and/or progression.
Evaluation of the New South Wales Police Force Young Leaders Program (funded by the NSW Police Force Leadership Programs Unit)
This research project is designed to identify the impact on the development of leadership skills for NSW Police Officers attending the Young Leaders Program
2015 - 2017
Evaluation of the NSW Police Force Active Armed Offender Training Program (funded by NSW Police Force)
Research funded by NSW Police Force Weapons and Tactics Division
Evaluation of the impact of the level of preparedness of NSWPF officers after AAO training; and
Evaluation of the curriculum alignment with assessment
2015 - 2016
Evaluation of the NSW Police Force Take the Lead Leadership Program (funded by NSW Police Force)
Research funded by NSW Police Force Senior Leadership Executive, Education and Training Command
Evaluation of the impact of the training on NSWPF officers' leadership competence after training
Evaluation of the curriculum alignment with assessment; and
2015 - 2016
Evaluation of the implementation of Body-worn Video Cameras Phase One Deployment (funded by NSW Police Force)
Research funded by NSW Police Force Public Order and Major Events Command to evaluate the impact of the Body-worn video use by NSW Police Officers.
The research report recommendations have been adopted by the NSW Police Force for implementation in the Phase Two deployment;
The research report has been presented to the New South Wales Government Treasury Gateway Committee in support of the application for funding of the Phase Two deployment;
Development and evaluation of a Self-Assessment Rubric for Simulation based learning exercise programs (funded by NSW Police Force)
Research project in collaboration with the NSW Police Force Simulated Operations Unit, Education and Training Command, Sydney.
This project resulted from recommendations presented in my Doctoral thesis.
The research project was awarded a Best from around the Globe prize at the Simulation Australia Conference which funded the author to present the paper at the USA I/ITSEC Conference, the world's largest simulation conference.
Evaluation of the Pre-attestation phases of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice for preparing Probationary Constables for operational duty (funded by School of Policing)
Report prepared for: Principal, NSW Police Force Academy, Head of School of Policing Studies and School of Policing Courses Committee
This research project reported on the design and delivery of the pre-attestation Associate Degree in Policing Practice curriculum and included the view point of the probationary constables, field based supervisors and NSW Police Force management.
Evaluation of the Pre-attestation phases of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice teaching staff feedback on teaching/curriculum 201515 funded by School of Policing)
Report prepared for: Principal, NSW Police Force Academy, Head of School of Policing Studies and School of Policing Courses Committee.
This research project reported on the design and delivery of the pre-attestation Associate Degree in Policing Practice curriculum from the teaching staff perspective.
Evaluation of the IPROWD (Preparation program for Indigenous NSW Police Force applicants) Curriculum (funded by NSW Police Force)
This research project reported on the adequacy of the IPROWD curriculum and delivery in preparing students for the study of the Associated Degree in Policing Practice and the NSW Police Force probationary constable operational duties.
2013 - 2014
Evaluation of NSW Police Force Integrated Tactical Skill curriculum
What impact on tactical option decision making skills for recruit police officers is achieved through an integrated police tactical skill training approach.
This research project reported on the adequacy of an integrated tactical option decision making skills curriculum for supporting student learning.
2009 - 2013
Doctorate Thesis (funded by Charles Sturt University and NSW Police Force)
The impact of simulation-based learning exercises on the development of decision-making skills and professional identity in operational policing
This research project:
reported on the impact of Hydra-Minerva Simulation exercises within a Incident Command and Control training program for Superintendent level NSW Police Force Officers; and
Evaluation of a Weapons and Tactics Firearms Training Peer Support Pilot Programme (funded by NSW Police Force)
This research project reported on the implementation of a Peer Support Training program for teaching Firearm skills to NSW Police Force recruit students.
Evaluation of the NSWPF Hydra/Minerva Incident Command and Control Simulation Exercise
This research project was a pilot for the research to be conducted for my Doctoral Thesis.
The research reported on the impact of the simulation based exercise for transferring learning from the classroom to operational practice.
Re-useable learning objects: What is their impact on learning outcomes? A Charles Sturt University Scholarship in Teaching funded project
The research project report:
Achieved an ASCILITE Best Paper Award
Presented in the Charles Sturt University Vice-Chancellors report to Senate
Adopted by the Charles Sturt University Educational Design Unit as an exemplar for distance education course design
Evaluation of the Associated Degree in Policing Practice for preparing NSW Police Recruits for operational practice
(A member of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice review team, reporting on the level of adequacy of the curriculum in developing students for their operational policing duties)
The research informed the continuous improvement process for the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.