Dr Chad Whelan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Assoc Hos (Teaching & Learning)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

chad.whelan@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72594

Biography

Dr Chad Whelan is the Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) and Senior Lecturer in Criminology, where he teaches and conducts research across many areas of criminology. He is committed to developing authentic, engaging and innovative learning environments for students. In terms of research, he is particularly interested in developing our knowledge of effective techniques to manage the risk of serious crime and terrorism, and network-based responses to such risks in the fields of security, intelligence and law enforcement. Dr Whelan is currently undertaking research in the area of security networks, security and mega-events.

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Research interests

Dr Whelan conducts research designed to develop our knowledge of effective techniques to manage the risks of serious crime and terrorism, and network-based responses to such risks in the fields of security, intelligence and law enforcement. His work systematically examines issues as diverse as structure, culture, policy, technology and relationships. Dr Whelan also conducts research on the organisational dynamics of crime and terror groups and the organisation of security at major events. He is currently contracted (with Dr Adam Molnar) to publish a book with Palgrave Macmillan entitled Securing Mega-Events: Strategies, Networks and Legacies for publication in 2017.

Teaching interests

Dr Whelan is the Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr Whelan is committed to developing authentic, engaging and innovative learning environments for students, both on location and online. In particular, he is focused on the strategic use of assessment as a means of developing knowledge and skills in ways that enhance graduate employability. Dr Whelan teaches across the criminology program but mostly in the areas of crime prevention and security as well as crime, terrorism and security. He has received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teacher of the Year (2013) and an Office of Learning and Teaching Citation (2014) for excellence and leadership in teaching and learning.

Awards

Deakin University Excellence in Teaching - Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teacher of the Year (2013).

Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2014).

Publications

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2016

Informal social networks within and between organisations: on the properties of interpersonal ties and trust

Dr Chad Whelan

(2016), Vol. 39, pp. 145-158, Policing: an international journal of police strategies and management, Bingley, Eng., C1

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2015

Organisational culture and cultural change: a network perspective

Dr Chad Whelan

(2015), Vol. In press, pp. 1-17, Australian & New Zealand journal of criminology, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

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Managing dynamic public sector networks : effectiveness, performance, and a methodological framework in the field of national security

Dr Chad Whelan

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 536-567, International public management journal, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Social network analysis and small group ‘dark’ networks: an analysis of the London bombers and the problem of ‘fuzzy’ boundaries

Mr Morgan Richard Burcher, Dr Chad Whelan

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 104-122, Global crime, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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2014

Surveillance, Governance and Professional Sport

Dr Ian Warren, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Chad Whelan

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 439-453, Surveillance & Society, Kingston, Ontario, C1

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Surveillance, Security and Sporting Mega Events: Toward a Research Agenda on the Organisation of Security Networks

Dr Chad Whelan

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 392-404, Surveillance & Society, Kingston Ont., C1

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Policing and networks in the field of counterterrorism

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Chad Whelan

(2014), pp. 145-166, Examining political violence: studies of terrorism, counterterrorism, and internal war, Boca Raton, Fla., B1

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2012

Networks and national security : dynamics, effectiveness and organisation

Dr Chad Whelan

(2012), Surrey, England, A1

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2011

Network dynamics and network effectiveness : a methodological framework for public sector networks in the field of national security

Dr Chad Whelan

(2011), Vol. 70, pp. 275-286, Australian journal of public administration, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

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2007

Policing in the 'communal spaces' of major event venues

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Chad Whelan

(2007), Vol. 8, pp. 401-414, Police practice and research: an international journal, Abingdon, England, C1

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2006

Responding to terrorism through networks at sites of critical infrastructure : a case study of Australian airport security networks

Dr Chad Whelan, A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2006), pp. 1-13, Social Change in the 21st Century, Brisbane, QLD, E1

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Counter-terrorism across the policing continuum

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Chad Whelan

(2006), Vol. 7, pp. 449-465, Police practice and research, Abingdon, England, C1

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