PhD (Griffith University), Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice with Honours (Griffith University)
Dr Michael Chataway is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Queensland University of Technology. Dr Chataway has significant expertise in quantitative research and app based methods of research. His current research focuses on better understanding occupational violence incidents in healthcare, and in particular, fear of occupational violence among nurses and midwives. Michael is well known for his innovative contributions to the fear of crime scholarship. His innovative research using mobile apps to collect real time information about fear of crime and perceptions of disorder has given rise to new social-psychological models of fear of crime. This model has improved our overall understanding of the social psychological processes involved in risk perceptions, perceptions of threat and dangerousness. In addition to this mobile app research, Michael has also began a program of research exploring the efficacy of virtual reality as a tool to better understand bystander intervention in incidents of sexual harassment with researchers at the University of Manchester and University of Sunshine Coast. Dr Chataway's research has been published in several national and international journals including the Journal of Environmental Psychology, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology , the Journal of Applied Geography, City & Community and Victims & Offenders. He has also recently published a book titled Space, Time, and Crime, which explores various developments in the study of spatio-temporal features of crime and offending. The latest edition, incorporates new insights from studies using technologies to map fear of crime, victimisation, and offending. Michael is recognised as an innovative thinker and is passionate about making our communities safer.
- Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
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- Academic Excellence in Research awarded by the Dean Griffith Graduate Research School
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- In 2018, I was appointed an honorary Adjunct Research Fellow of the Griffith Criminology Institute at ERA 5 research institute
- Chataway M, Mellberg J, (2021) Fear of crime in Brisbane city: revisiting the importance of ‘context’ in the development of fear of crime, Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 23 (2), pp. 137-154.
- Chataway M, (2021) Occupational Violence Against Healthcare Professionals: Applying a Criminological Lens, QUT Centre for Justice Briefing Paper.
- Hart T, Lersch K, Chataway M, (2020) Space, Time, and Crime, Carolina Academic Press.
- Chataway M, Bourke A, (2020) Fear of crime, disorder, and quality of life. In KM Lersch & J Chakraborty, Geographies of Behavioural Health, Crime, and Disorder: The Intersection of Social Problems and Place, Springer, pp. 137-163.
- Chataway M, (2020) Sense of place and feelings of safety: Examining young adults' experiences of their local environment using mobile surveys, City and Community, 19 (3), pp. 656-675.
- Chataway M, Hart T, (2019) A social-psychological process of "fear of crime" for men and women: Revisiting gender differences from a new perspective, Victims and Offenders, 14 (2), pp. 143-164.
- Chataway M, Hart T, Bond C, (2019) The social-psychological process of fearing crime: Developing and testing a new momentary model of victimisation worry, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 52 (4), pp. 462-482.
- Chataway M, Hart T, (2018) Crime prevention and reduction programs: How does knowing about community initiatives moderate attitudes towards criminal victimisation?, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 51 (2), pp. 239-257.
- Chataway M, Hart T, Coomber R, Bond C, (2017) The geography of crime fear: A pilot study exploring event-based perceptions of risk using mobile technology, Applied Geography, 86, pp. 300-307.
- Chataway M, Hart T, (2016) (Re)Assessing contemporary 'fear of crime' measures within an Australian context, Journal of Environmental Psychology, 47, pp. 195-203.
- Perceptions of Police Communication: How Technologies in Policing Influence Trust in Police during the COVID-19 Pandemic
PhD, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Adjunct Associate Professor Toby Miles-Johnson, Professor Melissa Bull
- Authorised push payment (APP) fraud and open banking in Australia
PhD, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Associate Professor Cassandra Cross
- Crime Construal, Psychological Distance, and Community Members' Worry about Crime
PhD, Principal Supervisor
Other supervisors: Associate Professor Matthew Ball, Adjunct Associate Professor Toby Miles-Johnson