Staff profile - Chad Whelan

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Dr Chad Whelan

Position: Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52272594 +61 3 52272594
Email: chad.whelan@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Dr Chad Whelan teaches and conducts research across many areas of criminology. Dr Whelan is the Course Director of criminology and is committed to developing authentic, engaging and innovative learning environments for criminology 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, and security and sporting events.


LinkedIn profile

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Academic

Teaching Interests

Dr Whelan is the Course Director of criminology - a program comprising a standalone degree as well as combined degrees with Forensic Science, Information Technology (Security), Law and Psychological Science. Dr Whelan is committed to developing authentic, engaging and innovative learning environments for criminology students, both on location and in the cloud. 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 recieved 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. Much of his recently published work, including a book 'Networks and National Security: Dynamics, Effectiveness and Organisation' (Ashgate, 2012), focuses on the organising principle of 'collaboration' within and between organisations. Specifically, his work systematically examines issues as diverse as structure, culture, policy, technology and relationships, which are important factors shaping the performance of all organisations. Dr Whelan also conducts research on the organisational dynamics of crime and terror groups and the organisation of security at major international sporting events - an area which he is currently researching across various sporting codes using a network perspective as applied to organising for risk, resilience and rivalry.


Publications

Publications

The following are Dr Whelan's recent publications. These publications are mostly focused on organisational networks, securty networks, security and surveillance and sporting 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 Politcal Violence: Studies of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Internal War (CRC Press: Boca Raton, Fla).  Click here.

Journal Articles

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

Burcher, M. and Whelan, C. (forthcoming) 'Social Network Analysis and Small Group ‘Dark’ Networks: An Analysis of the London Bombers and the Problem of ‘Fuzzy’ Boundaries', Global Crime. Click here.

Whelan, C. (forthcoming) 'Managing Dynamic Public Sector Networks: Effectiveness, Performance and a Methodological Framework in the Field of National Security', International Public Management Journal.

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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