Leadership Team


Professor Ross Homel

Professor Ross Homel AO is Foundation Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. He is a leader within his discipline and within the University, and a passionate advocate around the world for policies and practices that are based on firm scientific evidence and that improve individual and community wellbeing.

He has a national and international reputation particularly in crime and violence prevention, evidenced by numerous awards, honours and collaborations. Ross’ career focus is the theoretical analysis of crime and associated problems such as violence, child abuse, injury, substance abuse and corruption – and the prevention of these problems through the scientific method to problem analysis and the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions.


Dr Kate Freiberg

Dr Kate Freiberg is a Senior Research Fellow at the Griffith Criminology Institute. Her research is focused on the intersection of developmental psychology and prevention science.

Kate’s interest in the theory and practice of applying, and evaluating, collectively organised prevention initiatives in community settings includes strategies for supporting home-school-community partnerships to promote positive outcomes for children living in high-risk environments.