Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Philip Birch

Associate Professor Philip Birch

Profile

Prior to entering academia Philip began his career working as a criminologist in the field holding the following posts:

  • Specialist Crime Team Manager – Kirklees Safer Communities Partnership, West Yorkshire, UK, (May 2004 –December 2006).
  • Community Safety Research Manager – Bolton Safer Communities Partnership, Greater Manchester, UK. (January 2003 – May 2004).
  • Senior Policy Officer (Crime Prevention/Reduction) –Oldham Safer Communities Partnership, Greater Manchester, UK. (October 2001 – January 2003).
  • Through Care Worker – HM Prison Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK. (December 2000 – October 2001).
  • Through Care Worker – HM Young Offenders Institution Lancaster Farms, Lancashire, UK. (July 1998 – December 2000).

Philip entered academia in January 2007 and has held academic positions at the University of Huddersfield, UK (2007-2009), the University of New South Wales (2009-2012) and the University of Western Sydney (2012-2017).  Since then, Philip’s teaching has been recognised by the Australian College of Educators in which he won a World Teaching Day Award (2019) for outstanding contribution to education.

His research is also well received both nationally and internationally. Philip’s interests centre on his practice background and focus on two overarching areas:

Criminal and Community Justice Policy and Practice

  • Police, Probation and Parole Policy and Practice;
  • Assessment, Treatment and Management of Offenders;
  • Gender and sexuality inclusive Domestic and Family Violence (DFV)/Inter-partner Violence (IPV)

Sex and Deviancy Studies

  • Sex Work, Sex Workers and Procurement;
  • LGBTI Criminality and Deviancy.

Since 2007, he has secured over $850,000 in research funding/grants, including an ARC Linkage grant, which has addressed a variety of themes within his areas of expertise. Philip has also presented his work at conferences both domestic and international, included invited papers and keynotes, including at a plenary session at the United Nations as part of the Australian delegation to the Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in 2019. Philip has also won a Literati Award for his published work.

Throughout his academic career, Philip has been involved in the supervision of Honours, Masters by Coursework, Masters by Research and PhD students in the field of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Policing, with several completions to date.

Philip is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds an honorary research fellowship in the School of Psychology (Forensic Centre), University of Central Lancashire, UK, as well as a Professorial Associate in the Ashworth Research Centre, Ashworth High Secure Forensic Mental Health Hospital, National Health Services, UK.  Philip was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice (2014-2017).  Currently he is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of  Abuse: An Impact Journal (2020-Present) and editor-in-chief of Salus: An international journal for law enforcement and public safety (2018-Present).  Philip sits on the editorial board member for the Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research (2009-Present).

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Qualifications

  • B.Soc.Sci. (Hons), Social Policy (specialisation: Crime and Justice) - The University of Manchester, UK.
  • Postgraduate Certificate (Higher Education Practice) - The University of Huddersfield, UK.
  • Postgraduate Certificate (Social Science Research Methods) -The Open University, UK.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Social Science) - The Open University, UK.
  • Master of Science (Social and Criminological Research Methods) - The Open University, UK.
  • PhD – Criminology - University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Fellow (FHEA) – Higher Education Academy, UK.

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Research

Criminal and Community Justice Policy and Practice

  • Police, Probation and Parole Policy and Practice;
  • Assessment, Treatment and Management of Offenders;
  • Gender and sexuality inclusive Domestic and Family Violence (DFV)/Inter-partner Violence (IPV).

Sex and Deviancy Studies

  • Sex Work, Sex Workers and Procurement;
  • LGBTI Criminality and Deviancy.

Current Research Projects

  1. DFV Victim Safety Strategies: Planning and Awareness. Chief Investigators: A/Prof. Philip Birch (CSU, Aus.) and Professor Jane Ireland (UCLan, UK).
  2. NSW Police reported child abuse cases: An examination of patterns and trends between 1994-2014. Chief Investigators: A/Prof. Philip Birch (CSU, Aus.) and Sergeant Ineke Romeyn (NSW Police, Child Sex Abuse Command).
  3. Sexual assault on university campuses: Examining safety strategy approaches and techniques.  Chief Investigators: A/Prof. Philip Birch (CSU, Aus.) and Professor Jane Ireland (UCLan, UK).
  4. Animal abuse: An investigation into the association with psychopathy and personality functioning – A 3-phased study. Chief Investigators: A/Prof. Philip Birch (CSU, Aus.) and Professor Jane Ireland (UCLan, UK).
  5. Hate Crime: Development of a risk assessment tool of criminal justice practitioners.  Chief Investigators: A/Prof. Philip Birch (CSU, Aus.) and Professor Jane Ireland (UCLan, UK).
  6. An examination of Gaslighting: Context, Setting, Prevalence.  Chief Investigators: A/Prof. Philip Birch (CSU, Aus.) and Professor Jane Ireland (UCLan, UK).
  7. Post-Crisis Disaster Management: Identifying Mental Health Difficulties and Risk/Protective Factors for Recovery in the Sri Lanka Military.  Chief Investigators: Professor Jane Ireland, Dr Carol Ireland, Dr Michael Lewis, Ms Reneesha De Silva (UCLan) and A/Prof. Philip Birch (CSU).

Funding:

  • Home Office Crime Reduction Fund, Home Office, UK Government. $60,000 (March 2008).
  • Sex Worker Outreach Project/ACON, $13,860 (October 2009).
  • Research Promotion Grant, School of Social Science and International Studies, The University of New South Wales.  $5,144 (May 2010).
  • Learning and Teaching Seed Fund, School of Social Science and International Studies, The University of New South Wales.  $1,935 (January 2011).
  • Research Promotion Grant, School of Social Science and International Studies, The University of New South Wales.  $3,870 (June 2011).
  • NSW Police Research Grant (with Dr. Michael Kennedy), $150,000 (September 2012).
  • UWS, SSAP, Special Projects Fund (with Dr. Irena Veljanova), $4,800 (December 2012).
  • UWS, SSAP, Special Projects Fund, $4,900 (May 2013).
  • ARC Linkage Grant (administered through the Institute of Positive Psychology, ACU) $542,610 (June 2014 – May 2017).
  • ILWS Member Support Fund, CSU, $3,500 (September 2017).
  • Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences Research Fellowship, CSU, $40,000 (September 2017- June 2018).
  • QR GCRF funding program, UK, (with Professor Jane Ireland, Dr Carol Ireland, Dr Michael Lewis and Ms Reneesha De Silva (UCLan) $24,030 (July 2019).

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Publications

Books:

  1. Letherby, G., Williams, K., Birch, P., and Cain, M. (eds.) (2008) Sex and Crime?, Cullompton: Willan/Routledge.
  2. Ireland, J.L., Ireland, C.A., and Birch, P. (eds.) (2009) Violent and Sexual Offenders: Assessment, Treatment and Management, Cullompton: Willan/Routledge.
  3. Birch, P. and Herrington, V. (eds.) (2011) Policing in Practice. Melbourne: Palgrave MacMillan
  4. Birch, P. (2015) Why men buy sex: Examining sex worker clients.  London: Routledge.
  5. Ireland, J.L., Birch, P. and Ireland, C.A. (eds.) (2018) International Handbook on Aggression: Current issues and perspectives London: Routledge.
  6. Ireland, J.L., Ireland, C.A., and Birch, P. (eds.) (2018) Violent and Sexual Offenders: Assessment, Treatment and Management (2nd ed.), London: Routledge.
  7. Birch, P. and Das, D. (2019) Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders around the world.  Florida: CRC Press.
  8. Birch, P. and Sicard, L.A.  (in production, 2020) Prisons and Community Corrections: Critical Issues and Emerging Controversies.  London: Routledge.
  9. Birch, P., Kennedy, M. and Kruger, E. (in production, 2020) Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice. London: Routledge.

Book Chapters:

  1. Birch, P (2008) Attachment, Emotional Loneliness and Sexual Offending in Sex as Crime?, G. Letherby, K. Williams, P. Birch, and M. Cain (eds.), Cullompton: Willan/Routledge.
  2. Letherby, G., Williams, K., Birch, P., and Cain, M. (2008) Problematising sex in Sex and Crime?, G. Letherby, K. Williams , P. Birch, and M. Cain (eds.), Cullompton: Willan/Routledge.
  3. Considine, T. P. and Birch, P. (2009) Challenges of Managing the risk of Violent and Sexual Offenders in the Community in Violent and Sex Offenders: Assessment, Treatment and Management, Ireland, J.L, Ireland, C.A, and Birch, P. (eds.), Cullompton: Willan/Routledge.
  4. Birch, P. (2011) Working with communities: Social inclusion and policing practice in Policing in Practice, P. Birch and V. Herrington (eds.), Melbourne: Palgrave MacMillan.
  5. Birch, P. and Herrington, V. (2011) Policing in Practice: Understanding the role of a police officer in Policing in Practice, P. Birch and V. Herrington (eds.), Melbourne: Palgrave MacMillan.
  6. Herrington, V. and Birch, P. (2011) The reality of being a police officer in Policing in Practice, P. Birch and V. Herrington (eds.), Melbourne: Palgrave MacMillan.
  7. Birch, P. and Prenzler, T. (2017). Community-based Crime Prevention in Prenzler, T. (eds.) Understanding Crime Prevention: The Case Study Approach.  Queensland: Australian Academic Press.
  8. Ireland, J.L, Birch, P. and Ireland, C.A. (2018) Human Aggression: How far have we come? in International Handbook on Aggression: Current issues and perspectives, Ireland, J.L., Birch, P. and Ireland, C.A. (eds.), London: Routledge.
  9. Birch, P., Ireland, J.L. and Ninaus, N. (2018) Treating Stalkers: A framework for understanding process components in International Handbook on Aggression: Current issues and perspectives, Ireland, J.L., Birch, P. and Ireland, C.A. (eds.), London: Routledge.
  10. Birch, P., Ozanne, R.L. and Ireland, J.L. (2018) Homophobic and Non Homophobic Aggression: Examining its portrayal in print media in International Handbook on Aggression: Current issues and perspectives, Ireland, J.L., Birch, P. and Ireland, C.A. (eds.), London: Routledge.
  11. Birch, P. and Veljanova, I. (2018) Raising awareness, improving victim safety: Exploring the efficacy of DFV proactive prevention measures in International Handbook on Aggression: Current issues and perspectives, Ireland, J.L., Birch, P. and Ireland, C.A. (eds.), London: Routledge.
  12. Birch, P. and Wintle, E. (2018) Evaluating the sex offender register: an international assessment in Violent and Sexual Offenders: Assessment, Treatment and Management (2nd ed.), Ireland, J.L., Ireland, C.A., and Birch, P. (eds.), London: Routledge.
  13. Birch, P. and Ireland, J.L. (2019) Working with Violent Offenders: Assessment, Treatment and Management in The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice, Raynor, P., McNeill, F., Taxman, F., Trotter, C., Ugwudike, P and Graham, H. (eds), London: Routledge.
  14. Ireland, J.L. and Birch, P. (2019) Prison Gangs in M. Lewis, C.A. Ireland and J.L. Ireland (eds) Collective Violence Handbook. London: Routledge.
  15. Nolan, M.A. Hurley, M. H., Das, D. and Birch, P. (2019) Contextualising the issue: Leadership in Corrections in D. Das and P. Birch (eds) Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World.  Florida: CRC Press/Taylor Francis.
  16. Birch, P. Nolan, M.A. Hurley, M. H. and Das, D. (2019) Reflecting on Leaders in Corrections in D. Das and P. Birch (eds) Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World.  Florida: CRC Press/Taylor Francis.
  17. Birch, P., Vickers, M., Galovic, S. and Kennedy, M. (in press, 2020). Cultivating wellbeing amongst police officers: Examining challenges in the workplace in M. De Guzman & D. K. Das (eds.) Urban Security: Challenges for 21st Century Global Cities and policing. Florida: CRC Press.
  18. Ireland, J.L., Birch, P., De Silva, R. and Mian, U. (in press, 2020). Understanding and intervening in prison bullying: Another turn of the Kaleodoscope? in Peter K Smith and James O’Higgins Norman (eds.) Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Bullying: Volume 2: Development, coping and intervention.  Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  19. Sicard, L.A. and Birch, P. (in production, due 2020) Future directions of offender treatment programs in P. Birch and L.A Sicard (eds.) Prisons and Community Corrections: Critical issues and emerging controversies.  London: Routledge.
  20. Birch, P., and Boursnell, M. (in production, due 2020) Becoming a Pracademic: The importance of Professional Development for police officers in P. Birch, M. Kennedy and E. Kruger (eds.) Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice. London: Routledge.
  21. Moylan, K., Birch, P., Kennedy, M. and Veljanova, I. (in production, due 2020) Australian State Police Officers and International Policing Practice in P. Birch, M. Kennedy and E. Kruger (eds.) Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice. London: Routledge.
  22. Birch, P. and Sicard, L.A. (in production, due 2020) Young people, the Police and Policing in P. Birch, M. Kennedy and E. Kruger (eds.) Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice. London: Routledge.
  23. Birch, P. and Ireland, J.L. (in production, due 2020) Policing Hate Crime: Prevention, Disruption and Reduction in P. Birch, M. Kennedy and E. Kruger (eds.) Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice. London: Routledge.
  24. Romeyn, I. and Birch, P. (in production, due 2020) Child Abuse and Police Practice: Returning to proactive policing in P. Birch, M. Kennedy and E. Kruger (eds.) Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice. London: Routledge.

Peer Review Articles:

  1. Prior, J. Birch, P., and Hubbard, P. (2012) 'Sex worker victimisation, modes of working, and location in New South Wales, Australia: a geography of victimisation'. Journal of Sex Research, 50(6): 574-586.
  2. Ireland, J.L. and Birch, P. (2013) 'Emotionally abusive behaviour in young couples: Exploring a role for implicit aggression'. Victims and Violence, 28(4): 656-69.
  3. Birch, P. and Ireland, J.L. (2015) 'Men procuring sexual services from women: everyman or peculiar man?'. Journal of Forensic Practice, 17(1): 13-20.
  4. Iouchkov, V. and Birch, P. (2015) 'Masked Crusader': A Case Study of the 'Crime-Fighting' Activities of a 'Real-Life Superhero'. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 1(2): 3-11.
  5. Elfes, A. and Birch, P. (2015) 'Examining sex trafficking and police practice'. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice 1(2): 12-24.
  6. Birch, P., Ireland, J.L., Strickland, C.  and Kolstee, J. (2015) 'Problematic gambling and mental health within the LGBTI Community'.  Medical Research Archives, Vol. 3: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18103/mra.v0i3.202.
  7. Vickers, M., Birch, P., Galovic, S. and Kennedy, M. (2016) 'The Panopticon Effect: The Surveillance of Police Officers'. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 2(1) 28-40.
  8. Vickers, M., Birch, P., Galovic, S. and Kennedy, M. (2016) 'Trust in the workplace: An Australian Police Force Case Study'. International Journal of Business and Applied Social Sciences, 2(3): 60-74.
  9. Galovic, S., Birch, P., Vickers, M., and Kennedy, M. (2016) 'Complaints, Justice and Frontline Policing: A qualitative study'.  Journal of Forensic Practice, 18(2): 1-12.
  10. Birch, P. and Kennedy, P. (2016) 'Human directed aggression by pet dogs: A preliminary study'. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 8(3): 151-161.
  11. Birch, P. (2016) 'A Brief Research Report: Primary person-based crime prevention: An Australian case study'.  Journal of Forensic Practice, 18(4): 301-305.
  12. Birch, P., Vickers, M., Galovic, S, and Kennedy, M. (2017) 'Wellbeing, Occupational Justice and Policing Practice: An 'affirming environment'?. Police Practice and Research: An international journal, 18(1): 26-36.
  13. Birch, P., Baldry, E. and Hartley, V.H. (2017) 'Procuring sexual services: Evidencing masculinity diversity and difference through sex work research. Sexuality and Culture, 21(4): 1106–1119.
  14. Birch, P., Ozanne, R. and Ireland, J.L. (2017) 'Examining the portrayal of Homophobic and Non Homophobic Aggression in print media through an Integrated Grounded Behavioural Linguistic Inquiry (IGBLI) approach'. Journal of Forensic Practice, 19(3): 239-244.
  15. Ireland, J.L., Birch, P., Kolstee, J. and Ritchie, A. (2017) 'Partner abuse and its association with emotional distress: A study exploring current LGBTI relationships'. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 54(2017): 107–117.
  16. Kennedy, M. and Birch, P (2018) 'Changing the perception of police culture: Recognising masculinity diversity and difference in a 'dirty hands' vocation'.  Journal of Forensic Practice, 20(1): 1-6. (Winner: Emerald  Literati Award, 2019).
  17. Baumgaertner, R., Colvin, E. and Birch, P. (2018) Moral Panic and Perceptions of Community Fear: A local community study examining drug use, Salus: An International Journal of Law Enforcement and Public Safety, 6(2): 21-36.
  18. Birch, P. and Emmerson, E. (in press, 2019) ‘Immediate Responses by Service Providers after a Violent Critical Incident: A systematic review’. Aggression & Violent Behaviour. Birch, P. and Cox, E. (2019) ‘Immediate Responses by Service Providers after a Violent Critical Incident: A systematic review’. Aggression & Violent Behaviour, 46(2019): 8-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2019.01.003
  19. Penrice, K, Birch, P. and McAlpine, S. (2019) ‘Exploring hate crime amongst a cohort of Scottish prisoners: An exploratory study’.  Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 5(1): 39-49.  https://doi.org/10.1108/JCRPP-10-2018-0027
  20. Rimmer, B and Birch, P. (2019) ‘Exploring factors affecting attitudes towards rape survivors: The role of sexuality and religiosity’. Journal of Forensic Practice, 21(2): 139-144.
  21. Birch, P. and Harvey-Braun, D. (2019) ‘Sexual health, sexual rights and the procurement of sexual services: Evidence of the interface between Sexual Health and Criminal Justice. Journal of Forensic Practice, 21(2): 145-157.
  22. Lewis, M., Ireland, J.L., Ireland, C.A., Derefaka, G., McNeill,K., Birch, P., Room, L., Coultas, C., Green, E., Newsome, J., McClelland, D., Edwards, L., Smillie, L., McNabb, J.L., Onifade, H. and Fergus, J. (in press, 2020) Confirming the factor structure of the Psychopathic Processing and Personality Assessment (PAPA) using a community sample: Attending to sex differences in psychopathy. Journal of Personality Disorders.
  23. Fullwood, R. and Birch, P. (in press, 2020) ‘Perceptions of Male Rape: An investigation into the influence of empathy and victim sexuality’. Abuse: An Impact Journal.
  24. Sicard, L. and Birch, P. (under review) Music Therapy as a component of treatment in working with offenders.  Journal of Psychology, Crime & Law.
  25. Kennedy, M. and Birch, P. (under review) The Contradictions of Teaching and Learning Systemisation: Does an Outcome-based Approach Really Produce ‘Quality’ Practitioners? Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice.

Research Reports:

Unfunded Reports
  1. Birch, P and Ninaus, N. (2011) 'Community Management and Engagement:  Working with Muslim Offenders'.  Research Report for Inner Metropolitan Region, NSW Community Corrections.
  2. Birch, P.,  Ireland, J.L., Strickland, C. and Kolstee, J. (2015) 'Examining Gambling and Mental Health in a LBGTI community: Findings from a preliminary Study.  ACON, Sydney, NSW.
  3. Birch, P and Emmerton, E, (2017) 'Immediate Response Service Provision for Victims of Violent Crime: An Examination of Good Practice'. Research Report for Windermere Victim Support Service, Victoria. Port Macquarie: Charles Sturt University.
  4. Nally, T., Ireland, J.L., Birch, P. and Khan, R. (2018) Safety Strategies employed in responding to domestic and family violence: Research Report for Domestic Violence Management Service, NSW.  Lancashire/Port Macquarie: UCLan/CSU.
  5. Birch, P., Hudson, J. and Ireland, J.L. (2019) Hate Crime: Development of a Hate Crime Assessment Tool – A Preliminary Research Report. Port Macquarie/Lancashire: CSU/UCLan.
  6. Birch, P. and Ireland, J.L. (2019) ‘Program Review Report: Victims Impact and Risk Management Support Seminars (‘R’ Program)’.  Port Macquarie: Lancashire: CSU/UCLan.
  7. Birch, P., Hudson, J. and Ireland, J.L. (2019) Hate Crime: The development of an assessment tool for criminal justice practitioners – A Systematic Review. Port Macquarie/Lancashire: CSU/UCLan.
Funded Reports
  1. Wilcox, A., Christmann, K., Rogerson, M. and Birch, P. (2009) 'A Rapid Evidence Assessment: Tackling Demand in Prostitution'. Funded by Home Office, Crime Reduction Fund ($60,000)
  2. Birch, P. (2010) 'It's a Women's World: The Males Clients of Female Sex workers'. Funded by SWOP ($13,860) (Internal use only).
  3. Vickers, M., Kennedy, M., Birch, P., Gallovic, S. and Gallagher, P. (2014) 'May the force be with you: Furthering fresh futures for NSW Police. A Qualitative Pilot Study'. Funded by NSW Police ($150,000).
  4. Craven, R., Atkins, P. W., Kennedy, M., Birch, P. York, C. and Gallagher, P. (2016) 'From strength to strength: Furthering NSW Police Wellbeing.  Final Qualitative Research Report. Sydney: IPPE.  Funded by ARC Linkage Grant ($542,610).

Special Issue Journals:

  1. Mille, A, Hirschfield, A. Gavin. H, Skinns, D, Wilcox, A, Birch, P, Monchuk, L and Smithson, H. (eds.) (2008) 'Online Journal: Papers from the British Society of Criminology Conference 2008'.  London: British Society of Criminology.
  2. Birch, P., and Crofts, N. (2017) Law Enforcement and Public Health: Papers from the 3rd Annual Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference 2016.  Special Edition - Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 3(3): 1-54.
  3. Henrich, S., and Birch, P. (in production, 2020) Trans Communities in the Criminal Justice System Special Edition - Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 6(3): 1-54.

Book Reviews:

  1. Birch, P. (2013) 'Analyzing Crime: What it is, What it isn't, Where it comes from', by E. Boyanowsky. International Society for research on aggression (ISRA) Bulletin, June 2013.
  2. Birch, P. (2018) ‘Higher Education and Police’, Edited by C. Rogers and B. Frevel.  Policing, special issue on Higher Education in Policing.

Other:

Keynotes:

Birch, P. (2018) Becoming a pracademic: The importance of lifelong learning as a police officer in the 21st Century, paper presented at NSW Police Education and Training Expo, Sydney, Australia.

Birch, P. (2019) Hate Crime: Prevention, Disruption and Reduction, paper presented as part of the Thematic Discussion on Hate Crime at the 28th Session for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime, United Nations, Vienna, Austria.

Invited Presentations:

Birch, P (2011) Reconceptualising Dangerousness: Rethinking the management of dangerous offenders in the community, paper presented at the Inner Metropolitan Region Community Offender Services: Probation and Parole Officer's Development Day, Long Bay Prison, Sydney, Australia.

Birch, P. (2011) 'Taking a chance' with managing dangerous offenders in the community: The importance of defining 'risk', paper presented at the Probation and Community Correction Officers Association (PACCOA) annual conference, Sydney, Australia.

Birch, P. and Ireland J.L. (2013) The use of implicit aggression: An investigation into romantic relationships amongst young people, paper presented at the Offender Programmes Unit Seminar Series, Corrective Services NSW, Sydney, Australia.

Birch, P. (2014) The role of the 'prac-ademic' in corrective services, paper presented at the Annual Prize Night, Probation and Parole Officers Association New South Wales (PPANSW), Sydney, Australia.

Birch, P., Ireland, J.L. and Kolstee, J. (2016) Informing assessment, informing treatment: Exploring factors of LGBTI Domestic and Family Violence, paper presented at the Probation and Community Correction Officers Association (PACCOA) annual conference, Canberra, Australia.

Birch, P. (2017) Prostitution and Procuring Sexual Services: Why men buy sex? paper presented at the GeoSex17 Special Session, American Association of Geographers, Boston, USA.

Birch, P. (2017) Exploring factors of LGBTI Domestic and Family Violence, paper presented at the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Prague, CZ.

Birch, P. (2017) Wellbeing and the procurement of sexual services: Challenging the criminalisation of sex work, paper presented at the Centre for Law & Justice Research Seminar Series and the CSU Port Macquarie Research Series, Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie, Australia.

Birch, P. (2018) Male clients of female sex workers: Criminal or Conventional, paper presented at the Crime and Justice Research Centre, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Public Lectures:

Men and the procurement of sexual services: examining their motivation.  Hosted by the Forensic Centre at the University of Central Lancashire, January 11th, 2017.

Invited Lectures:

Examining Sex Work: Markets, Providers and Purchasers. Faculty for Study Abroad Masters of Counselling Program, Texas Wesleyan University, USA.  (October 5th 2012).

Sex Workers and their Clients: New Directions in understanding the industry. Faculty for Study Abroad Masters of Counselling Program, Texas Wesleyan University, USA.  (October 10th 2013).

Procuring Sexual Services: Why men buys sex. Faculty for Study Abroad Masters of Counselling Program, Texas Wesleyan University, USA.  (February 19th 2015).

Buying sex: Men and the procurement of sexual services. Faculty for Study Abroad Masters of Counselling Program, Texas Wesleyan University, USA.  (February 18th 2016).

Examining aggression in romantic relationships.  Faculty of Psychology and Counselling, SMU, Dallas, Texas, USA. (August 16th 2016).

Managing Offenders in the Community. School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, UK. (January 10th, 2017).

Examining procurement: Applying principles of sexual health.  Faculty for Study Abroad Masters of Counselling Program, SMU, Dallas, Texas, USA. (April 5th 2018).

Sexual Health Principles and Procuring sex: Exploring the relationship. Faculty for Study Abroad Masters of Counselling Program, SMU, Dallas, Texas, USA. (April 5th 2019).

Exploring Crime Prevention: Adopting a proactive approach to disrupting crime.  International Summer School, AGSPS, CSU (Port Macquarie), Australia. (December 16th 2019).

Published Conference Proceedings:

Caldwell, H., Birch, P., and Hossian, Z. (2011, June). Purchasing sex – Describing the lived experiences of men who buy sex in Australia through client narratives. In Journal of Sexual Medicine (Vol. 8, pp. 218-218). Commerce Place, 350 Main ST, Malden, 02148, MA USA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Conference Presentations:

Birch, P. (2001) A comparative analysis of USA and UK Law on Sex Offender Registration, poster presentation at the 10th Annual Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

Birch, P. (2001) Motivating Offenders in Custody, paper presented at Manchester City College - Prison Education Seminar, Wakefield, UK.

Birch, P. (2002) Factors Associated with Offending Behaviour within a Young Prison Population, paper presented at the 11th Annual Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Birch, P. (2003) Researching Domestic Violence: Collection, Collation and Analysis, paper presented at Bolton's Domestic Violence Forum Conference, Reebok Stadium, Bolton, UK.

Birch, P. (2004) Sustainability of Hard to Reach Group Projects, paper presented at the Community Safety Seminar Series, The University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK.

Birch, P. (2004) Addressing Domestic Violence within Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships, paper presented at the National Community Safety Conference, British Society of Criminology, Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham, UK.

Birch, P. (2009) Sex Offenders: Insecure and Lonely?, paper presented at The Crime and Justice Research Network, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Birch, P., (2009) Men who purchase sex in NSW: Preliminary Findings, paper presented at HARP ShowNet, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Birch, P., and Considine, T. (2009) Managing Dangerous Offenders in the Community: A definitional challenge?, paper presented at ANZSOC, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.

Birch, P. Wilcox, A., Rogerson, M. and Christmann, K. (2009) Men who purchase sex: Pathological and Deviant?, paper presented at ANZSOC, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.

Birch, P. (2010) Motivational factors of men procuring sexual services, paper presented at the Research Seminar Series, Australian Graduate School of Policing, Manly, Australia.

Birch, P. (2011) Understanding men's procurement of sexual services: The accounts of female sex workers, paper presented at the Erotic's Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

Birch, P. (2012) Making Sense of Men's Procurement of Sexual Services: Introducing a 'Multi-factor Choice Model', paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Western Region Annual Conference, Los Angeles, USA.

Birch, P. and Ireland, J.L., (2012) New Directions in understanding Aggression: Gender Symmetry Violence in Romantic Relationships, paper presented at the Metropolitan Region Community Offender Services: Probation and Parole Officer's Development Day, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Birch, P. and Ireland, J.L. (2012) Examining implicit aggression: The use of emotional abuse by young people in romantic relationships, paper presented at ANZSOC, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Birch, P. (2013) Criminalising clients of prostitutes: Evidence based practice or just a moral objection?, paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Atlanta, United States of America.

Veljanova, I. and Birch, P. (2013) Infotainment and Domestic Violence: Educating CALD communities through community theatre, paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association annual conference, Monash University, Australia.

Birch, P. (2014) Examining Sex Worker Clients behaviour, paper presented at ACON Staff Development Conference, ACON, Sydney, Australia.

Birch, P. and Ireland, J. L. (2014) Men procuring sexual services from women: everyman or peculiar man? Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, University of Glasgow, UK.

Birch, P., and Ninaus, N. (2014) Preventing Stalking: The role of emotional regulation and management, paper presented at the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology annual conference, The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, United States of America.

Birch, P. (2015) Multi Factor Analysis Choice Model for the Procurement of Sexual Services: Why men buy sex, paper presented at the Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.

Galovic, S., Birch, P., Vickers, M. and Kennedy, M. (2015) Complaints, Justice and Frontline in Policing: A Research Note, paper presented at Global Policing Research Summit - The International Conference on the Politics and Management of Policing Reform, University of Twain.

Birch, P. (2016) Challenging 'dysfunction': Examining Police Practice through occupational justice and wellbeing, Roundtable session presented at the International Police Executive Consortium, George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.

Birch, P. (2018) Wellbeing, Occupational Justice and Police Practice: Examining rank and file experiences, paper presented at the International Policing and Security Conference, Doltone House, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

Birch, P. and Edwards, L. (2019) Investigating the relationship between childhood animal cruelties and adult aggression, paper presented at the Western Society of Criminology Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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Teaching

JST204 – Young People and Crime

JST205 – Criminology: History and Theory

JST320 – Drugs and Crime

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Supervision

  • Primary Supervisor of PhD – Ineke Romeyn, Pathways of child poly-victimisation: A study of repeat victimisation of children reported to NSW Police for child abuse. (February 2016 – Present, PT).
  • Joint Supervisor of PhD - Thomas Nally, Victim Safety Strategies adopted within the context of DFV, (January 2017 – Present, PT). (NHS Funded PhD).
  • Primary Supervisor of Doctorate in Public Safety – Andrew Williams, Emergency Management of Disasters and Domestic Violence Incidents (February 2018 – Present, PT).
  • Primary Supervisor of PhD – Charrissa Chew-Moriarty, Emotional First Aid and Police Officers: Examining the role of family members (February 2019– Present, PT).
  • Primary Supervisor of PhD – Afra Azzahra, Financing of child sex trafficking. (February 2020 – Present, FT). (DFAT Scholarship).

Completions

  • Primary Supervisor of Master of Arts (Fraud Investigation) – Ludek Seda 'An investigation into identity theft amongst a university student population' (August 2011 – August 2012, FT, Charles Sturt University).
  • Co-supervisor of PhD - Vlad Iouchkov, 'The Hero with a Thousand Graces': An Examination of Real-Life Superhero Metamorphoses (February 2013 – May 2017, FT, University of Western Sydney).
  • Primary Supervisor of Master of Science (Forensic Psychology) – Beth Rimmer, Perceptions of Rape: An investigation into the effect of religiosity (September 2016 – June 2017, FT, through the Forensic Centre, School of Psychology, UCLan, UK.).
  • Primary Supervisor of Master of Science (Forensic Psychology) – Ruth Fulwood, Perceptions of Rape: An investigation into the effect of sexuality (September 2016 – June 2017, FT, through the Forensic Centre, School of Psychology, UCLan, UK.)
  • Primary Supervisor of Master of Science (Forensic Psychology) – Lioni Edwards, An investigation into childhood animal cruelty and adult aggression (September 2017 – July 2018, FT, through the Forensic Centre, School of Psychology, UCLan, UK.)
  • Co-supervisor of PhD – Alan Beckly, Human rights and ethical practice in Australian Policing, (February 2014 - September 2018, FT)
  • Primary Supervisor of PhD – Kelly Moylan, Human rights and international peacekeeping: The role of state police (February 2012 – September 2019, PT).
  • Primary Supervisor of PhD – Louise Sicard, Music Therapy and treatment interventions for offending behaviour and complex needs (February 2016 – February 2019, FT). (APA Scholarship).

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Membership and Activities

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy, UK.
  • Member - American Society of Criminology (ASC).
  • Member - British Society of Criminology (BSC).
  • Fellow - International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA).
  • Member - Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS).

Awards and Prizes

  • Emerald Literati Award for journal article: “Changing the perception of police culture: recognising masculinity diversity and difference in a ‘dirty hands’ vocation” (with Dr Michael Kennedy), Emerald Publishing – August 2019.
  • World Teachers Day Award, 2019: For outstanding contribution to teaching – Australian College of Educators – October 2019.

Internal CSU Activities

  • Discipline Lead – Criminal Justice, Public Safety & Security, Port Macquarie Campus.
  • Member – School Research Committee.
  • Member – School Assessment Committee.
  • Member – Faculty Course Committee.
  • Full Research Member – Institute for Land, Water & Society.
  • Co-chair – Public Safety and Security Faculty Research Group.

External Activities

  • Editor-in-chief – Salus: An international journal for law enforcement and public safety.
  • Editor-in-chief – Abuse: An Impact Journal.
  • Honorary Research Fellow - School of Psychology & Forensic Centre, University of Central Lancashire, UK.
  • Professorial Associate - Ashworth Research Centre (ARC), Ashworth High Secure Forensic Mental Health Hospital, NHS, UK.
  • Expert Witness – UNSW Global Expert Opinion Services, Australia.
  • Expert Witness - NSW Police, Expert Referral Team, Australia.
  • Editorial Board Member – Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research.
  • ​Member - Australian Institute of Police Management Governance & Ethics Committee, Australia.

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