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Mr Jeff Corkill


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5544
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO18.320  

Jeff is a Lecturer in the School of Science and a member of the ECU Security Research Institute.

Current Teaching

  • SCY1117 - Intelligence foundations
  • SCY3508 - Radicalism and political Extremism
  • SCY2120 - Applied intelligence
  • SCY2112 - Counterterrorism


Jeff served in the Australian Army for 20 years. A graduate of the Royal Military College he served as an officer in the Australian Intelligence Corps. His post military career has included appointments in security management and security & intelligence consulting both in Australia and overseas.

Professional Associations

  • Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) Member
  • International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) Board Member
  • International Studies Association (ISA) Member

Research Areas and Interests

  • Intelligence analysis, information and source evaluation, analyst attributes and intelligence education
  • Professional Intelligence Judgement Artistry, and resilience and security vetting


  • Master of Professional Studies (Transdisciplinary), University of Southern Queensland, 2007.
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Management and Analysis, Other WA higher ed institution, 1996.
  • Diploma in Applied Indonesian Language, Other WA higher ed institution, 1996.
  • Certificate in Human and Physical Resource Supervision, Other WA higher ed institution, 1993.
  • Associate Diploma in Personnel Administration, Other WA higher ed institution, 1993.


Recent Research Grants

  • The Efficacy of Pseudonyms: An investigation into Current Research and Application,  Australian Taxation Office,  Grant,  2017,  $20,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Corkill, J., Brooks, D., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Harris, K., Ferguson, C., Harms, C., (2017), The use of resilience indicators to assist in the selection of personnel for employment in classified and covert environments. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience, 436-450, Abingdon, UK, Routledge.
  • Brooks, D., Corkill, J., Coole, M., (2016), The Australian Security Continuum: National and Corporate Security Gaps from a Surveillance Language Perspective. National Security, Surveillance and Terror: Canada and Australia in Comparative Perspective, 133-154, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43243-4_6.

Journal Articles

  • Brooks, D., Coole, M., Corkill, J., (2018), Revealing community security within the Australian security continuum. Security Journal, 31(1), 53-72, United Kingdom, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., DOI: 10.1057/s41284-016-0088-4.
  • Deering, T., Corkill, J., (2017), The intelligence analyst: Attributes, knowledge, skills and characteristics. The Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, 25(1), 25-39.
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