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Dr Tyler Cawthray

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Society & Design

Accepting PhD Students

Research interests

Dr Tyler Cawthray has a PhD in Policing and Criminology from Griffith University and holds qualifications in International Relations and History.


He is an Assistant Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Bond University in the Faculty of Society and Design.


Tyler`s Doctoral Research concluded in 2020 focused on examining the problem of rebuilding the legitimacy of policing institutions in the wake of conflict or significant civil disturbance. The aim of this research was to better understand what community stakeholders consider important when determining whether they support both international police peacekeepers and local police.


Tyler’s research interests include police legitimacy; police and state building; pacific policing; police ethics, integrity, oversight, and corruption. He is currently conducting research with collaborators from the Queensland University of Technology, Ghent University and Leiden University on the impacts of space and technology on police legitimacy in Pacific Island, and European neighbourhood contexts. Tyler has also recently completed work with colleagues from the University of Sunshine Coast and Griffith University exploring the impacts of gender on police integrity indicators.


Tyler teaches across a range of subjects in the undergraduate and postgraduate Criminology programs at Bond University.


  • Policing and Criminology, PhD, Griffith University, Award Date: 10 Dec 2020
  • Arts, Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) , University of Southern Queensland, Award Date: 1 Jan 2010
  • Arts, Bachelor of Arts , University of Southern Queensland, Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Fields of Research

  • Criminology

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