Researcher Profile

Professor Mark Israel

Mark Israel
Mark Israel
Research Expertise:
  • Criminology
  • Research ethics and integrity
  • Higher education policy and practice

Biography

Mark has a degree in law from Cambridge and postgraduate qualifications in sociology (DPhil, Oxford), criminology (MPhil, Cambridge) and education (GradCertTertEd, MEdStud, Flinders). Between 1988 and 1992, Mark lectured in the United Kingdom. He moved to Flinders University in 1993 and became Associate Dean (2010-12) and Winthrop Professor of Law and Criminology (2010-16) at the University of Western Australia in 2010, Chair of the Board of Studies for the BA in 2014, and Deputy Chair of Academic Board 2015-16.

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

Mark is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Sciences.

He is available to undertake consultancy in higher education, research ethics and research integrity, and criminology. He has acted as a consultant to various institutions and agencies, including the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australian Governments, CSIRO, the National Health and Medical Research Council and the European Research Council, and on educational matters to a range of universities and private higher education institutions in Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

His editorial roles have included being Associate Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, and Criminal Justice Ethics and Pacific Rim Editor for Critical Criminology: an International Journal. He is or was also a member of the Editorial Boards of Teaching Sociology, Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, Journal of Academic Ethics, Research Ethics, the Journal of Empirical Research on Human-Research Ethics, Research Integrity and Peer Review, and the International Journal for Educational Integrity.

Future Research

Mark's current research interests include: research ethics and integrity in criminology, socio-legal studies and, more generally, in social science, and learning and teaching in criminology and law.

Funding Received

Law Foundation of South Australia. Smart Casual Live in South Australia (2016). CI3 with Assoc Prof M Heath, Ms A Hewitt, Ms K Galloway, Assoc Prof N Skead, Prof A Steel. A$14,330

Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Seed Project Grant (ID14-4320, 2015) ‘Smart casual 2: promoting excellence in sessional teaching in Law’. CI3 with Ms K Galloway, Ms A Hewitt, Assoc Prof M Heath, Assoc Prof N Skead, Prof A Steel. Category 1 Grant. A$225,000

Australian Research Council. Discovery Grant (DP130104760 2013-16). The expanding disciplinary scope of research ethics committees: an inquiry into need and resistance. CI4 with Dr LL Wynn; Dr KL White; Prof CJ Thomson. Category 1 Grant. A$225,000.

Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Seed Project Grant (SD13-2745, 2013) ‘Smart casual: towards excellence in sessional teaching in Law’. CI2 with Ms A Hewitt, Assoc Prof M Heath, Assoc Prof N Skead. A$49,000

Australian Learning and Teaching Council Discipline Scholar, 2010 A$370,000

Australian Learning and Teaching Council Associate Fellowship, 2009. A$90,000

Australian Research Council. Linkage Grant (2009-11). Australian Jurors' Perspectives on Expert Evidence. CI3 with Dr JM Horan; Assoc Prof J Goodman-Delahunty; Prof I Freckelton. A$142,000

Memberships

Member, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia

New and Noteworthy

Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists: Beyond Regulatory Compliance (Sage, 2015)

Previous Positions

Deputy Chair (2010-16) and Independent Member, Academic Board, Think: Education Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia, 2007-2016

Deputy Chair of Academic Board, University of Western Australia, 2015-16

Chair of the Board of Studies for the Bachelor of Arts, UWA, 2014

Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia, 2010-13

Associate Head of Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia (staff member 1993-2009)

Member, Awards Standing Committee, Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching, 2012-14

External Examiner, University of Hong Kong

External Examiner, Victoria University of Wellington

Associate External Academic Advisor, City University of Hong Kong

Ministerial Appointee, South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board, Adelaide, Australia

Current Projects

Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Seed Project Grant (ID14-4320 2015) ‘Smart casual 2: promoting excellence in sessional teaching in Law’. CI3 with Ms K Galloway, Ms A Hewitt, Assoc Prof M Heath, Assoc Prof N Skead, Prof A Steel

Australian Research Council. Discovery Grant (DP130104760 2013-15). The expanding disciplinary scope of research ethics committees: an inquiry into need and resistance. CI4 with Dr LL Wynn; Dr KL White; Prof CJ Thomson.

Qualifications

GradCertTertEd MEdStud Flin., MPhil MA Cant., DPhil Oxf.

Teaching

Mark teaches social research ethics at postgraduate level.

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