Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron specialises in socio-legal studies, with a particular interest in police interaction with vulnerable people. She is the lead senior researcher on the vulnerability, police education, and law enforcement and public health research themes at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, University of Tasmania.
Isabelle sits on various international and Australian professional and research governance boards, such as the Australian Institute of Police Management Ethical Review and Research Governance Advisory Committee. She sits on the Australian Crime Prevention Council as the executive member for Tasmania, and on the Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council.
Isabelle is passionate about issues of social justice, particularly how vulnerabilities should be better addressed in policing and criminal justice. Specifically, she is looking at the intersection of health, justice and policing in policy matters, for the purpose of facilitating access to justice for those who need it the most.
Isabelle dedicates most of her work to her children, for whom she wants to create a better, kinder world, even in some small capacity. She is a vibrant, fun, clear- and wide-thinking academic with a contagious abundance of joie de vivre (to borrow a beautiful phrase from her mother tongue)!