New Visiting Professor for Policing Research at the International Centre for Policing and Security

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Welcome to Dr Philip Birch, our new Visiting Professor in Policing Research.

Professor Dr Philip Birch is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Policing in the Centre for Law and Justice at Charles Sturt University, Australia.  He has previously held posts at the University of Western Sydney, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and the University of Huddersfield in United Kingdom (UK).

Prior to entering academia Philip worked as a criminologist in the field holding posts in the UK prison service as well as in the crime and disorder field, which involved managing a specialist crime unit.

Philip has published internationally, including books, book chapters, peer reviewed articles and Government reports in his main areas of research – offender management and rehabilitation; police, prisons and probation practices; gender inclusive violence, with a particular focus on domestic family violence, and sex work.