Associate Professor Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron, PhD, specializes in socio-legal studies, with a particular interest in police education, police interaction with vulnerable people, and the nexus between law enforcement and public health.
Based at the University of Tasmanian, Australia, Isabelle is Head of Department for Policing and Emergency Management in the School of Social Sciences. Isabelle is particularly interested in research ethics, and as part of her leadership roles, she has been the deputy chair of the Tasmanian Human Research Ethics Committee since 2018.
Prior to joining the University of Tasmania, Isabelle was a senior lecturer at Charles Sturt University, and taught vulnerability issues to police recruits at the NSW Police College in Goulburn. Due to her area of expertise, Isabelle occasionally consults on the UNODC on vulnerability matters and international curricula. Isabelle is an award-winning police educator and an internationally-recognised expert in matters of law enforcement and public health, within which police interaction with vulnerable firmly sits. Within the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association, Isabelle heads up the Education Special Interest Group, and sits on the First Responders Mental Health Special Interest Group. She was nominated on the GLEPHA Board of Directors in 2020. She is the lead editor of the first-ever collection on Law Enforcement and Public Health, with GLEPHA colleagues.