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Dr. Danielle Watson

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

School of Government, Development & International Affairs
The University of the South Pacific

 

Danielle Watson is Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology. She is the former coordinator of the Pacific Policing Programme at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji from 2017 to 2019. She also developed USP's Postgraduate Border Security Programmes. Dr. Watson has conducted training workshops and provided consultancy services for police and immigration bodies across the region. She has also served as an academic advisor to the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police and the Pacific Immigration Development Community.

Dr Watson conducts research on policing in developing small-island territories with particular interests in police capacity building, recruitment and training, responses to domestic and family violence, strategies for improved police/community relations as well as many other areas specific to policing in developing country contexts. Her research also includes a focus on regional security, particularly the protection of borders in the Caribbean and the Pacific. She is the principal researcher on two ongoing projects "Policing Pacific Island Communities" and "Re-evaluating Police Responses to Domestic and Family Violence". She is also the editor (together with Sara Amin and Christian Girard) of Mapping Security in the Pacific: A Focus on Context, Gender and Organizational Culture, 1st Edition (2020 Routledge) and sole author of Police and the Policed: Language and Power Relations on the Margins of the Global South (2018, Palgrave Macmillan).

 


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