Afroze is the PhD Candidate of School of Social Science. She is doing her PhD research on Criminology under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adrian Chereny. Her research will focus on community engagement in countering violent extremism under Bangladesh context.


Afroze received double Masters on ‘Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism with the Degree of International Security Studies’ from  Macquarie University (MQ), Sydney Australia under the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship in 2014. She received another Masters on Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Professionally she is a police officer, worked as the Superintendent of Police in Bangladesh Police. She has the twelve years of policing experience, in particular on police training, research and academic activities. She worked at Police Staff College Bangladesh (PSC) for more than 10 years in various capacities. She was the course teacher of the course on Terrorism, Intelligence and Research Methodology of the Master degree program of PSC.

Afroze has proven her excellent leadership skill through her capacity to influence change and bring difference to her organization. She facilitates in building institutional linkage between Macquarie University Australia and PSC which led to achieving Australia Awards Fellowship Round 16 for PSC and the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two. For her exemplary contributions to strengthen Bangladesh Police, she was awarded Bangladesh Women Police Award 2017 in 'Excellence in Service'.

She is active in social networking. She is involved in various national and international law enforcement, research and intelligence organizations such as Bangladesh Police Women Network (BPWN) and Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO).

Research Interests

Her research interests include counter terrorism, criminal intelligence, criminal psychology, research methodology, and gender justice.

Publication: book chapter Afroze, RS, 'Modernization and policing in South Asia: the case of Bangladesh with particular reference to women in policing in Shahidullah, MS edited Crime criminal justice and the evolving science of criminology in South Asia: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2017, pp. 247-272. journal articles Afroze, RS, 'Social bond and delinquency: a case study of street children in Dhaka city', PSC Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, 2015, pp. 11-35 and  Afroze, RS, 'Internal migration and economic growth: Bangladesh context', PSC Journal, vol. 4, no. 1, 2017, pp. 17-28.