Associate Professor Angela Dwyer

Associate Professor Angela Dwyer


Dr Angela Dwyer is an Associate Professor of Police Studies and Emergency Management at the University of Tasmania, Australia. She is a leading scholar on how sexuality, gender, and sex diversity influences experiences with police and criminal processing systems and is co-chair of the Division of Queer Criminology with the American Society of Criminology. Angela regularly provides strategic advice for Queensland Police Service and Tasmania Police about their LGBTI police liaison programs, and presents upskilling workshops to senior managers on LGBTIQ workplace issues for organisations like the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Police, Fire, and Emergency Management in Tasmania. She was also invited to be part of the Executive Board for Equality Tasmania, the leading organisation working to make legislative change for better outcomes for LGBTIQ people in Tasmania. She is the lead editor of Queering Criminology with Dr Matthew Ball and Dr Thomas Crofts, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Relevant Publications:

  • Dwyer AE, ‘ It’s Not Like We’re Going to Jump Them’: How Transgressing Heteronormativity Shapes Police Interactions with LGBT Young People’, Youth Justice, 11, (3) pp. 203-220 ISSN 1747-6283 (2011) [Refereed Article]
  • Asquith N, Panfil VR, Dwyer A, ‘LGBQ people and social justice’, Routledge Handbook of Social, Economic, and Criminal Justice, Routledge, C Roberson (ed), London, pp. 168-186. ISBN 9781138545649 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

  • Dwyer AE, Ball M, Bond C, Lee M, Crofts T, ‘Reporting Victimisation to LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) Police Liaison Services: A mixed methods study across two Australian states’, Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council Grant: CRG 31/11-12, Criminology Research Advisory Council, Australia, pp. 11-12. (2017) [Government or Industry Research]