Researcher biography

Dr Sarah Bennett is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Queensland. Her research interests include evidence-based policing, procedural justice and legitimacy, experimental criminology and police practices. These interests are interwoven within three research aims to 1) understand the role of protective and developmental risk factors in future life outcomes, 2) advance the role of police and police training in improving outcomes for victims, offenders and communities and 3) innovate and apply rigorous research methods in real world settings to inform policy and practice. Sarah has significant and internationally unique expertise in the application of complex randomised controlled trials in the UK and Australia within courts, prisons, schools and policing contexts working with relevant stakeholders to achieve project outcomes. Sarah is a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology (AEC). Sarah is invested in strong partnerships with industry to facilitate measureable and meaningful research outcomes.

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