• Deputy Dean of Law
  • Deputy Dean - Research
Office:448 GPN3 building, St Lucia campus
Phone:+61 7 (336) 59785
Consultation:By appointment (email to confirm) or phone (07) 3365 1444
Professor Simon Bronitt


Simon Bronitt was appointed Professor of Law and Deputy Dean (Research) in the TC Beirne School of Law, commencing in June 2014. Previously he served as the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, hosted by Griffith University (2009-2014). Before moving to Queensland in 2009 to take up this position, Simon was a member of the Australian National University College of Law (1991-2009). During that time he served as Sub Dean in 1997-98, and was promoted to Professor in 2005. During his time at ANU, he held a number of research leadership roles, including Director of the National Europe Centre - an EU funded Centre - in the Research School of Humanities (2003-2008) and Director of the Australian Centre for Military Law and Justice, ANU (2009). Drawing on comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives, he has published widely on criminal justice topics ranging across terrorism law and human rights, comparative criminal law, covert policing, family violence, and mental health policing. His key publications include two textbooks, Principles of Criminal Law (3rd ed, Thomson Reuters 2010) and Law in Context (4th ed, Federation Press, 2012).

Research Interests

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • European & Comparative Law
  • Evidence
  • Human Rights Law
  • Law & History
  • Policing