Keynote Speakers

Confirmed Keynotes

Dr Garner Clancey – Senior Lecturer (Criminology), Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney

Dr Garner Clancey is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. Before joining the Sydney Law School in 2011, Garner worked as a crime prevention consultant (between 2002-2010) and in criminal justice (including Juvenile Justice NSW and the NSW Police Force) and alcohol and other drug agencies in NSW and England (between 1992-2002). Garner also taught crime prevention, policing, juvenile justice, security and criminology at five other Australian universities between 2000 and 2011.<

Garner is currently the Vice President of the Australian Crime Prevention Council, a Board member of the Australian Safe Communities Foundation, an Associate Member of the Applied Criminology Centre (Huddersfield University), and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Science (University of New England.

Professor, Dr Geoff Dean, Director of International Programs for Policing, Security & Terrorism Studies, Griffith Criminology Institute (GCI),  Griffith University

Dr. Geoff Dean is a Professor at Griffith Criminology Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He is an international peer reviewer and guest editor for several prestigious journals, publishes extensively, and consults globally with police and security organisations. His areas of professional expertise, teaching and research specialisation are in countering violent extremism (including right-wing extremism), entrepreneurial transnational organised crime, knowledge-managed policing, criminal profiling, investigative psychology, preventive security and crowd safety management. His published works include two books by Oxford University Press (OUP) in the UK on Organised Crime: Policing Illegal Business Entrepreneurialism (2012) and Knowledge Management in Policing and Law Enforcement: Foundations, Structures, Applications (2007). His latest book is on Neurocognitive Risk Assessment for the Early Detection of Violent Extremists (2014) published by Springer, New York. Professor Dean is a specialist consultant on project funded by the Gold Coast City Council to develop Safety Management Plans for the Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, and Coolangatta precincts as part of the security arrangements for the Commonwealth Games in April 2018.

Professor Brian Lovell – Director, Advanced Surveillance Group, School of ITEE, UQ

Professor Lovell is Director of the Advanced Surveillance Group in the School of ITEE, UQ. He was President of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) [2008‐2010], and is Fellow of the IAPR, Senior Member of the IEEE, and voting member for Australia on the Governing Board of the IAPR. Professor Lovell is General Co-Chair of the International Conference on Biometrics to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, in 2018. He was General Co‐Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing in Melbourne, 2013 and Program Co‐Chair of the International Conference of Pattern Recognition in Cancun, 2016. In 2011, the Face in the Crowd recognition system developed by his research group won the IFSEC Industrial Prize for Best CCTV System (Birmingham, UK) and the APICTA Trophy for Best R&D in the Asia‐Pacific Region (Phuket, Thailand). These early systems were also demonstrated to the research community during invited presentations at CVPR2011 (Colorado Springs) and IJCB2011 (Washington). His research interests include non‐cooperative and mobile Face Recognition, Biometrics, Surveillance, Statistical Manifolds, and Pattern Recognition. In 2016 his startup company was listed as a Top 20 Homeland Security Provider by US-based Government CIO Outlook Magazine.

Anthony Morgan – Research Manager for Crime Prevention and Evaluation Research, Australian Institute of Criminology

Anthony Morgan is a Research Manager with the Australian Institute of Criminology. Since joining the AIC in 2006 Anthony has been Principal or Co-Investigator on more than 60 research projects worth over $6 million. He has spent more than ten years evaluating a wide range of government programs designed to prevent and reduce crime, including in the areas of crime and violence prevention, policing technology, specialist court models and offender rehabilitation. He has also conducted research on a wide range of crime prevention topics, including situational crime prevention, the use of CCTV and alcohol-related violence in the night time economy. Anthony has been involved in the development of local, state, national and international crime prevention strategies. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award for his research into local crime prevention.

Professor John Toumbourou – CEO, Communities That Care

Professor Toumbourou is the Chair in Health Psychology within the School of Psychology at Deakin University. He is the Leader of Intervention Sciences in the Deakin University Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development ( He is a prominent social advocate in areas related to child and adolescent mental health promotion and the prevention of alcohol and drug problems.

Professor Toumbourou has been influential internationally and nationally in assisting the development of research and practice in the fields of prevention science and health psychology. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the not-for-profit company Communities That Care Ltd  (, established under the auspice of the Royal Children’s Hospital to assist communities deliver evidence-based prevention programs.

Wayne Tufek – Director, Cyber Risk

Wayne Tufek is currently a Director of CyberRisk. His career spans over 20 years as an active hands on practitioner of information security and technology risk management. He has successfully designed, led, implemented and managed information security, risk management, IT governance and business continuity programs within ASX 25 companies and some of Australia’s largest organisations. He has worked in the public sector, Big 4, financial services, consumer products, education and retail sectors. Wayne is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds the SABSA SCF, CISSP, CRISC and CISA qualifications. He has presented at security conferences and events in Australia and internationally.

The Conference Committee would like to thank the 2016 keynote speakers

  • John Byrne – Urban Design Consultant and QUT Adjunct Professor in Urban Design and Architecture
  • Professor Andrew Markus – School of Philosophy, Historical and International Studies, Monash University
  • Nicole Matejic – CEO, Info Ops HQ
  • Professor Murray Lee – Professor of Criminology, University of Sydney
  • Rodger Watson – Deputy Director, Designing Out Crime Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Toby Kent – Chief Resilience Officer, Resillience Melboure, City of Melbourne
  • Susanne Legena – Deputy CEO, Plan International Australia
  • Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott, Centre for International Security Studies, Department of Government and International Relations, The University of Sydney
  • Nick Heath – General Manager, Hobart City Council (Night time economy panel)