Associate Professor David Bright is a Criminologist and Forensic Psychologist. He has worked in a range of clinical and forensic settings including community mental health services, police agencies, courts, and prisons. His research interests include criminal networks, organised crime, drugs and crime, and offender rehabilitation.
Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching, University of New South Wales, 2013
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of New South Wales, School of Psychology, 2008; Thesis title: “The influence of gruesome evidence on juror emotion and decision making.”
Master of Psychology (Forensic) Honours, University of New South Wales, 2002
Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Honours, University of New South Wales, 1994
2010: The College of Forensic Psychologists (NSW Section) award for Research and Academic Work.
2010: Dean’s Rising Star Award for significant contributions to research (Faculty of Medicine, UNSW)
2007: Maconochie Award: “Best doctoral thesis on a forensic topic”. (College of Forensic Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society).
RHD Coordinator for the College of Business, Government and Law
Associate Professor David Bright is a criminologist and forensic psychologist with the Centre for Crime Policy and Research at Flinders University. His research interests include criminal networks, organised crime, and terrorist networks. Recent publications include a paper describing the use of computer simulations to measure the differential effectiveness of law enforcement interventions against criminal networks, and the use of longitudinal social network analysis to analyse the formation and evolution of a drug trafficking network
ERA 2015 Peer Reviewer (ARC)
Expert Advisor, NSW Law Reform Commission Parole Reference, Department of Attorney General and Justice.
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law (ANZAPPL).
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC)
Member of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC).
Member of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
Registered with the Psychologists Board of Australia (with endorsement in Forensic Psychology)
Performance Assessor for the Psychology Council of NSW
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS); and the APS College of Forensic Psychologists (Past Chair of NSW Section: 2009-2012)
Secretary and Committee member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law (ANZAPPL, NSW Branch); Past President: 2004-2006