Dr Andrew Groves

Senior Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Acad))

College of Business, Government and Law

place Bedford Park (3.34)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Andrew specialises in research on alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and its relationship with drug policy, with a focus on methamphetamines and the experiences of young people. He is currently examining the challenges and risks to the community posed by the (ab)use of alcohol and illicit drugs in rural and regional areas of Australia. His broader research interests and expertise include academic integrity, specifically greater understanding and prevention of assignment outsourcing/contract cheating within higher education, as well as the criminological challenges for victims in the criminal justice system. Andrew has published in leading international journals in each of these areas and is undertaking a series of empirical projects.

Andrew also has experience working in the criminal justice system, having previously held the position of Senior Research and Evaluation Officer at the South Australian Attorney-General’s Department, as well as completing several research evaluations for key justice sector organisations, including The Salvation Army, Victim Support Service (SA), and the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction.


PhD, Criminology (Flinders University)

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (Deakin University)

Criminal Justice Honours (Flinders University)

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) (Flinders University)

Honours, awards and grants


$50,000 - Co-author on successful tender for research evaluation of correctional corruption, for the Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia (2014)

$5,000 - Research consultancy for 'Home Security Enhancement Program' Evaluation, Victim Support Service (2012)


Dean’s Certificate (Criminal Justice Honours Thesis), Flinders University Law School

Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation, BBSc Honours (Criminal Justice), Flinders University

Topic coordinator
CRIM2202 Policing and Society
CRIM7301 Honours Advanced Theory and Research Applications
Topic lecturer
CRIM1101 Crime and Criminology
Supervisory interests
Alcohol and other drugs
Criminal justice
Cultural drivers of young peoples’ alcohol and drug use
Drugs and alcohol policy
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Criminology (1)
Associate supervisor: Criminology (4), Education (1)
Expert for media contact
Alcohol and other drug policy
Alcohol and other drugs
Contract Cheating
Illicit drugs, methamphetamines, risk perception
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Media expertise
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol
  • Crime
  • Drugs
  • Research
  • Alcohol and other drug policy
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Contract Cheating
  • Illicit drugs, methamphetamines, risk perception
  • Victimology