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Associate Professor Pamela Henry

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5415, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO4.204
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5415
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO4.204  


Pamela Henry is an Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities. Pamela is the Director of the Sellenger Centre for research in Law, Justice and Social Change. She is a member of the ECU Human Research Ethics Committee, Research and Higher Degrees Committee and Ethics Sub Committee.


Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Current teaching

  • LAW4130 Innocence Project


Associate Professor Pamela Henry is the Director of the Sellenger Centre for research in Law, Justice and Social Change.

Professional associations

  • ECU Human Research Ethics Committee, Member
  • ECU Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change, Director
  • ECU Faculty of Business and Law Board, Member
  • ECU Faculty of Business and Law Research and Higher Degrees Committee, Member
  • ECU Faculty of Business and Law Ethics Sub Committee, Member.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University.
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS), Edith Cowan University.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours, Edith Cowan University.


Recent Research Grants

  • Operation Turning Point,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2016 - 2019,  $9,394.
  • The Validity of WA Police Driver Training ,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2016 - 2019,  $36,098.
  • Operation Communique,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2016 - 2018,  $10,987.
  • Sellenger Centre Criminal Justice Review Project,  Law Society of WA,  Grant,  2014 - 2015,  $50,000.
  • One Life WA Suicide Prevention Strategy,  Centrecare (Inc),  Grant - WA Suicide Prevention Strategy,  2011 - 2014,  $1,000,000.
  • Criminal Justice Review Project,  Law Society of WA,  Grant,  2010 - 2013,  $182,351.
  • Fly in Fly out Worker Supports,  Lifeline WA,  Grant,  2013,  $30,439.
  • Evaluation of Indigenous Justice Programs,  Attorney-General - Commonwealth,  Grant,  2010 - 2013,  $336,000.
  • Misuse of the information management system by Public Servants employed within WA Police,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2010 - 2012,  $9,091.
  • Drug Use Monitoring of Australia DUMA (Phase II),  Australian Institute of Criminology,  Grant,  2009 - 2012,  $528,000.
  • Evaluation of FRC Prison Based Program,  Centrecare (Inc),  Grant,  2010 - 2012,  $61,510.
  • Problem Gambling in CALD Communities,  Centrecare (Inc),  Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $48,873.
  • Str8 Talk'n,  City of Gosnells,  NCCPP - Grant,  2008 - 2011,  $96,784.
  • Contract to Investigate Mechanisms and Costs Associated with Establishing a Sustainable Road Trauma Support Service in Western Australia,  Department of Health WA,  Grant,  2010,  $35,000.
  • Post Separation Family Project,  Centrecare (Inc),  Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $28,000.
  • Age of First Cannabis Use,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2009,  $11,685.
  • Blueline Evaluation,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2009,  $9,091.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Rajakaruna, N., Henry, P., Cutler, A., Fairman, G., (2017), Ensuring the validity of police use of force training. Police Practice and Research: an international journal, 18(5), 507-521, Oxon, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2016.1268959.
  • Weissofner, N., Henry, P., Scott, A., (2017), A preliminary examination of the effect of Operation Turning Point Western Australia: An evidence based policing strategy. Police Science: Australia and New Zealand Journal of Evidence Based Policing, 2(1), 30-35, Melbourne, Victoria, Emergencymedia.
  • Rajakaruna, N., Henry, P., Scott, A., (2015), A necessary safety net: use of a confidential internal telephone line to report unethical behaviour. Police Practice and Research: an international journal, 16(5), 431-443, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2014.932695.
  • Tudor-Owen, J., Scott, A., Henry, P., Bull, R., (2015), Starting from scratch: Planning practices of police recruits in Western Australia. Australasian Policing, 7(2), 3-9, Melbourne, VIC, Australasian Institute of Policing Inc..
  • Hamilton, K., Henry, P., (2013), FDR in prisons: meeting the needs of Aboriginal clients. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 24(4), 224-229, Australia, Lawbook Co..
  • Henry, P., Hamilton, K., (2013), Issues and barriers to the provision of FDR in prison. Australiasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 24(3), 195-200, Australia, Lawbook Co..
  • Rajakaruna, N., Henry, P., Crous, C., Fordham, A., (2013), Community intelligence: Exploring human source as a new frontier. Australasian Policing: A Journal of Professional Practice and Research, 5(1), 25-30, Melbourne, Victoria, Australasian Institute of Policing.


  • Cooper, T., Sims, M., Scott, J., Henry, P., Barclay, E., Love, T., (2014), Evaluation of Indigenous justice programs. Project D, Safe Aboriginal Youth Patrol Programs in New South Wales and Northbridge Policy and Juvenile Aid Group in Western Australia : final report., Australia, Commonwealth Attorney General's Department.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Criminal Justice,  Mid West- Gascoyne District Police Officers' Experience With The Cannabis Infringement Notice Scheme

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Exploring The Experience Of Separation In Australia: Perspectives From Formerly Married And Cohabiting Parents

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Written Plans And Self-evaluations In Investigative Interviews With Witnesses
  • Master of Criminal Justice by Research,  Perceptions Of Stalking: The Influence Of Perpetrator Mental Disorder Diagnosis, Target-perpetrator Gender, And Perpetrator Persistence
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