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Prof Chad Whelan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Education

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

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

Biography

Chad Whelan is a Professor in Criminology at Deakin University, where he teaches and conducts research across many areas of criminology, as well as contributes to the Master of Leadership in the Deakin Business School. He is the Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) and holds other academic and strategic leadership roles in this area at Deakin University, and is a member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. Chad Whelan conducts research across several areas, but principally focuses on applying a network perspective to complex crime/security problems and law enforcement responses to those problems. He has received numerous research grants worth over $3.75m on these and related problems and has over 50 research publications.

He is author of Networks and National Security: Dynamics, Effectiveness and Organisation (Routledge, 2012); Securing Mega-Events: Networks, Strategies and Tensions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018; with Adam Molnar); Policing Across Organisational Boundaries: Developments in Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2019, with Benoît Dupont and Peter Manning); and Organised Crime and Law Enforcement: A Network Perspective (Routledge, 2021; with David Bright). His work has appeared in many criminology and management journals, including Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; British Journal of Criminology; Crime, Law and Social Change; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Global Crime; International Public Management Journal; Journal of Criminology; Police Practice and Research; Police Quarterly; Policing; Policing and Society; Security Journal; Studies in Conflict and Terrorism; Surveillance and Society; Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice; and Trends in Organized Crime.

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Research interests

Chad Whelan conducts research in various areas, particularly on organised crime, terrorism, cyber-crime and security, and multi-agency responses to such problems across organisational boundaries and professional disciplines. Much of his research adopts a network perspective. 

Teaching interests

Chad Whelan is the Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and has other academic and strategic leadership roles in teaching and learning at Deakin University. Chad teaches across many areas of the criminology program as well as contributes to the Master of Leadership in the Deakin Business School.

Knowledge areas

Chad Whelan has expertise in areas such as: organised crime; terrorism; cyber-crime; policing; security; networks; and network analysis.

Awards

Senior Fellow, Advance HE (previously Higher Education Academy), United Kingdom), 2019.

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

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

Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, 2009.

Publications

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2021

Organised crime and law enforcement: a network perspective

David Bright, Chad Whelan

(2021), [Abingdon, Eng.], A1

book

Enhancing relationships between criminology and cybersecurity

Benoît Dupont, Chad Whelan

(2021), Vol. 54, pp. 76-92, Journal of Criminology, C1

journal article
2020

Exploring the relational properties of networked intelligence systems

Chad Whelan, David Bright

(2020), pp. 166-182, Policing transnational crime : law enforcement of criminal flows, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

On the durability of terrorist networks: revealing the hidden connections between Jihadist cells

David Bright, C Whelan, Shandon Harris-Hogan

(2020), Vol. 43, pp. 638-656, Studies in conflict and terrorism, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Exploring the hidden social networks of 'lone actor' terrorists

D Bright, C Whelan, S Harris-Hogan

(2020), pp. 1-18, Crime, law and social change, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Understanding the structure and composition of co‑offending networks in Australia

David Bright, Chad Whelan, Carlo Morselli

(2020), pp. 1-20, Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article
2019

Taking stock of networks across the security field

Chad Whelan, Benoit Dupont

(2019), pp. 90-106, Policing Across Organisational Boundaries: Developments in Theory and Practice, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Securing the Brisbane 2014 G20 in the wake of the Toronto 2010 G20: 'failure-inspired' learning in public order policing

A Molnar, C Whelan, P Boyle

(2019), Vol. 59, pp. 107-125, British journal of criminology, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Intelligence-led policing in practice: reflections from intelligence analysts

morgan Burcher, chad Whelan

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 139-160, Police quarterly, London, Eng., C1

journal article

On the relationship between goals, membership and network design in multiagency 'fusion' centres

David Bright, C Whelan

(2019), Vol. 42, pp. 441-454, Policing: an international journal of police strategies & management, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Exploring the implications of 'low visibility' specialist cyber-crime units

D Harkin, C Whelan

(2019), Vol. 52, pp. 578-594, Australian and New Zealand journal of criminology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Civilianising specialist units: reflections on the policing of cyber-crime

Chad Whelan, Diarmaid Harkin

(2019), Criminology and criminal justice, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Policing Across Organisational Boundaries : Developments in Theory and Practice

Benoît Dupont, Chad Whelan, Peter Manning

(2019), London, Eng., A7

edited book
2018

Securing mega-events: networks, strategies and tensions

C Whelan, Adam Molnar

(2018), London, Eng., A1

book

Social network analysis as a tool for criminal intelligence: understanding its potential from the perspectives of intelligence analysts

M Burcher, C Whelan

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 278-294, Trends in organized crime, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

The challenges facing specialist police cyber-crime units: an empirical analysis

Diarmaid Harkin, Chad Whelan, Lennon Chang

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 519-536, Police practice and research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Security networks and occupational culture: understanding culture within and between organisations

C Whelan

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 1131-135, Policing and society, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Managing dynamic security networks: towards the strategic managing of cooperation, coordination and collaboration

C Whelan

(2017), Vol. 30, pp. 310-327, Security journal, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Policing political mega-events through 'hard' and 'soft' tactics: reflections on local and organisational tensions in public order policing

C Whelan, A Molnar

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 85-99, Policing and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Managing flows during mega-events: taking account of internal and external flows in public order policing operations

C Whelan, A Molnar

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 176-197, Global crime, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Taking stock of networks across the security field: a review, typology and research agenda

C Whelan, B Dupont

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 671-687, Policing and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Introduction for special issue policing across organisational boundaries: developments in theory and practice

B Dupont, P Manning, C Whelan

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 583-585, Policing and Society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Organisational culture and cultural change: a network perspective

C Whelan

(2016), Vol. 49, pp. 583-599, Australian & New Zealand journal of criminology, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal article

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

C Whelan

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

journal article
2015

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

M Burcher, C Whelan

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

journal article

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

C Whelan

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

journal article
2014

Policing and networks in the field of counterterrorism

D Palmer, C Whelan

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

book chapter

Surveillance, governance and professional sport

I Warren, D Palmer, C Whelan

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 439-453, Surveillance and Society, C1

journal article

Surveillance, security and sports mega events: Toward a research agenda on the organisation of security networks

C Whelan

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 392-404, Surveillance and Society, C1

journal article
2013

Networks and national security: Dynamics, effectiveness and organisation

C Whelan

(2013), pp. 1-170, Networks and National Security: Dynamics, Effectiveness and Organisation, A1

book
2011

Network Dynamics and Network Effectiveness: A Methodological Framework for Public Sector Networks in the Field of National Security

C Whelan

(2011), Vol. 70, pp. 275-286, Australian Journal of Public Administration, C1-1

journal article
2007

Policing in the 'communal spaces' of major event venues

D Palmer, C Whelan

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

journal article
2006

Counter-terrorism across the policing continuum

D Palmer, C Whelan

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

journal article

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

C Whelan, D Palmer

(2006), pp. 1-13, Social Change in the 21st Century, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, E1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Understanding the structure and composition of co-offending networks in Australia

Prof Chad Whelan, Dr David Bright, Prof Carlo Morselli

  • 2019: $5,843
  • 2018: $14,281
  • 2017: $8,438

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Anita Harris, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, Prof Chad Whelan, Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc, Dr Philippa Collins, Dr Hass Dellal, Dr Nida Denson, Prof Kevin Dunn, Dr Liam Magee, Dr Liam McGarty, A/Prof Amanda Third, Dr Michael Ungar, Dr Sherene Idriss

  • 2019: $1,824,753
  • 2018: $1,065,362

Evaluation of Victoria Police Cultural and Community Diversity Educational Strategy (working title).

Prof Chad Whelan, Prof Michele Grossman

  • 2019: $39,682

Pathways to radicalisation: Using social network analysis to detect harmful and protective in fluences within social networks.

Prof Chad Whelan, Johan koskinen, Dr David Bright

  • 2020: $2,727
  • 2019: $17,571

Other Funding Sources

Qualitative end user evaluation, D2D CRC Federated Police Project

Prof Rens Scheepers, Prof Chad Whelan, Prof Ingrid Nielsen, Prof Louis De Koker

  • 2017: $40,056
  • 2016: $40,056

Improving strategic direction and implementation of Big Data (technologies and analytics) in Australian National Security Agencies: A new framework to inform decision makers

Prof Chad Whelan

  • 2020: $7,500
  • 2019: $30,000
  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $30,000

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Anita Harris, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, Prof Chad Whelan, Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc, Dr Philippa Collins, Dr Hass Dellal, Dr Nida Denson, Prof Kevin Dunn, Dr Liam Magee, Dr Liam McGarty, A/Prof Amanda Third, Dr Michael Ungar, Dr Sherene Idriss

  • 2020: $163,325
  • 2019: $112,204

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Owen Ormerod

Thesis entitled: Advancing the epistemology of intelligence analysis: A Polanyian perspective

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Morgan Richard Burcher

Thesis entitled: Social Network Analysis as an Investigative Tool for Crime Intelligence

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences