Staff profile - Chad Whelan

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Dr Chad Whelan

Position: Assoc Hos (Teaching & Learning)
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 72594 +61 3 522 72594
Email: chad.whelan@deakin.edu.au

Biography

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.


LinkedIn profile

http://au.linkedin.com/pub/chad-whelan/2/a19/bb1/


Academic

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

Awards and prizes

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).


Research

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.


Publications

Publications

The following are selected recent publications. These publications are mostly focused on organisational networks, security networks, security and mega-events.

Books

Whelan, C. (2012) Networks and National Security: Dynamics, Effectiveness and Organisation (Ashgate: Surey, UK).  Click here.

Book Chapters

Palmer, D. and Whelan, C. (2014) 'Policing and Networks in the Field of Counter-Terrorism', in Lowe, D., Turk, A. and Das, D. (eds.) Examining Political Violence: Studies of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Internal War (CRC Press: Boca Raton, Fla).  Click here.

Journal Articles

Whelan, C. (forthcoming) 'Organisational Culture and Cultural Change: A Network Perspective, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.  Click here.

Whelan, C. (forthcoming) 'Security Networks and Occupational Culture: Understanding Culture Within and Between Organisations', Policing & Society. Click here.

Whelan, C. (2016) 'Informal Social Networks Within and Between Organisations: On the Properties of Interpersonal Ties and Trust', Policing, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 145-58. Click here.

Whelan, C. (2015) 'Managing Dynamic Public Sector Networks: Effectiveness, Performance and a Methodological Framework in the Field of National Security', International Public Management Journal, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 536-67.  Click here.

Burcher, M. and Whelan, C. (2015) 'Social Network Analysis and Small Group ‘Dark’ Networks: An Analysis of the London Bombers and the Problem of ‘Fuzzy’ Boundaries', Global Crime, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 104-22. Click here.

Whelan, C. (2014) 'Managing Dynamic Security Networks: Towards the Strategic Managing of Cooperation, Coordination and Collaboration', Security Journal, (advanced access 12 May 2014).  Click here.

Whelan, C. (2014) 'Surveillance, Security and Sporting Mega Events: Toward a Research Agenda on the Organisation of Security Networks', Surveillance & Society, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 392-404.  Click here.

Warren, I., Palmer, D. and Whelan, C. (2014) 'Surveillance, Governance and Professional Sport', Surveillance & Society, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 439-453.  Click here.

Whelan, C. (2011) 'Network Dynamics and Network Effectiveness: A Methodological Framework for Public Sector Networks in the Field of National Security, Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 275-286.   Click here.


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