Mark Israel

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

  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 35 Citations
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20052018
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Personal profile

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 and responsibilities

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 overview

Public Purposes Trust of Western Australia. Smart Casual Live in Western Australia. CI1 with Assoc Prof N Skead, Assoc Prof M Heath, Ms K Galloway, Ms A Hewitt, Prof A Steel. A$23,142

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

New and Noteworthy

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

Previous positions

Senior Consultant, Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services (AHRECS), 2007-present

Senior Consultant, Higher Education Evaluation and Development Consultancy (HEED), 2017-present

Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminology, School of Law, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2010-present

Member, National Health & Medical Research Council Working Committee reviewing Section 3, National Statement on Ethics Conduct in Human Research, 2015-present

Member of National Ethics Application Form Advisory Group for the National Health & Medical Research Council, 2014-present

Current projects

Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching 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.

Teaching overview

Mark teaches social research ethics at postgraduate level.

Research

Mark has published in the areas of:
criminology (crime and the media, state violence, community corrections, victims),
research ethics and research integrity,
higher education (teaching criminology and law), and
racism (racial discrimination in recruitment, indigenous under-representation on juries, antisemitism).

Keywords

  • Criminology
  • Research ethics and integrity
  • Higher education policy and practice

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Projects 2009 2016

Research Output 2005 2018

Ethical Imperialism? Exporting Research Ethics to the Global South

Israel, M. A. Feb 2018 The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics. Iphofen, R. & Tolich, M. (eds.). SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 89-102

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Moving beyond Regulatory Compliance: Building Institutional Support for Ethical Reflection in Research

Allen, G. & Israel, M. A. Feb 2018 The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics. Iphofen, R. & Tolich, M. (eds.). SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 276-288

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

National teaching awards and the pursuit of teaching excellence

Israel, M. A. & Bennett, D. Feb 2018 Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence: A new era for higher education. Broughan, C., Steventon, G. & Clouder, L. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Research Integrity and Research Misconduct

Israel, M. A. 2018 Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Poff, D. C. & Michalos, A. C. (eds.). Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

What's at risk? Who's responsible? Moving beyond the physical, the immediate, the proximate, and the individual

Allen, G. & Israel, M. A. 1 Feb 2018 Research Ethics Monthly

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle