Dr Danielle Watson

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Senior Lecturer, Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice

PhD

Danielle Watson is a Senior Lecturer and Research Training Coordinator in the School of Justice. Before joining QUT, she was the coordinator of the Pacific Policing Programme at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji from 2017-2019. While at USP, she served as an academic advisor to the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police Training Advisory Group and the Pacific Immigration Development Community. She also developed the first and only post graduate degree in border security, specifically designed to upskill security service providers across the Pacific region. Danielle has been an investigator on nine competitive research grants and four international consultancies. She has also been the recipient of twelve academic awards including an Australian Government Endeavour Executive Fellowship and two British Academic Fellowships. Danielle is passionate about conducting research on policing and (in)security in small-island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean and Pacific with particular interests in police capacity building, recruitment and training, responses to domestic and family violence, strategies for improved police/community relations as well as many other areas specific to security service provision. Her research also includes a focus on regional security, particularly the protection of borders in the Caribbean and the Pacific. She has published widely on policing and other security related issues in SIDS.

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Research Reports
  • Watson D., Rivera J., & Macnich J. (2019). Guam Police Department Stakeholder Perceptions Study Technical Report. The University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Watson, D. (2017). Tuvalu Police stakeholder perceptions survey. Suva, Fiji: University of the South Pacific.
Type
Fellowship of a Learned Academy or Membership of AIATSIS
Reference year
2021
Details
Associate Fellow (Indigenous)
Type
Fellowship of a Learned Academy or Membership of AIATSIS
Reference year
2019
Details
I was awarded a British Academy Visiting Fellowship for Peer Collaboration and Research Project Development at Cardiff University, UK. The fellowship resulted in a successful British Academy Global Challenges Research Funds (GCRF)Networking Grant to titled 'Developing Contextually-appropriate Responses to Domestic Violence in Developing Pacific Island Countries: A Pathway to Improved Frontline Responses'.
Title
Improving the Policing of Gender Violence in the Global South
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP210100546
Start year
2021
Keywords
  • Examining the Sudanese Communitys perception of police legitimacy in Southeast Queensland
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Melissa Bull
  • Fakafoki Ki Api (Returned Home) - The Deportation of Tongan Non-citizen Criminals from Australia: an analysis of deportee's experiences and the perceptions and attitudes of Tonga towards receiving criminal deportees from Australia
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor John Scott, Professor Melissa Bull
  • Law Enforcement Policy & Practice impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Queensland.
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Kelly Richards, Adjunct Professor Russell Hogg
  • Women's movement, State, and Violence against Women: The emergence and transformation of Women's Police Stations in Argentina, 1988-2018
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Kerry Carrington