Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology


The Society

Statement of purpose

The purposes for which The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc. is established are:

  • to promote study, understanding, and co-operation in the field of Criminology;
  • to bring together persons actively engaged, or who have been actively engaged, in teaching and/or practices in the field of Criminology;
  • to foster training and research in Criminology in institutions of learning, and in law enforcement, judicial, and correctional agencies;
  • to encourage communication within the field of Criminology through publications and conferences;
  • to promote and foster understanding of Criminology by parliaments, governments, and the public.

The Committee of Management

The initial constitution of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc. was confirmed by the Executive of the Society on December 5, 1967 pursuant to a resolution of the inaugural general meeting of the Society.

This inaugural meeting had been held on October 24, 1967 at the University of Melbourne and was attended by 47 people.


        Dr Jason Payne
        Criminology and Social Policy 
        University of Wollongong
        Northfields Avenue
        Wollongong NSW 2522


Dr Kelly Hine
University of the Sunshine Coast


Ms Katalina Foliaki
Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 1936
Canberra ACT 2601


Officers and Committees

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc. is comprised of Officers and a Committee of Management which include representatives from New Zealand and all the states and territories of Australia.

The Officers and the Committee of Management are elected at the Society AGM, held to coincide with the annual conference. The Officers and the Committee of Management meet at the Annual conference and at other times throughout the year as needs be.

Nominations for committee membership

Members are encouraged to email the secretary by August 31 of each year their nomination for election for any vacant positions. The incumbent will be informed by the secretary 4 weeks ahead of the AGM of any other nominations. If the incumbent wishes to continue stand, a biography of 100 words will need to be completed (by all relevant candidates) for circulation to the membership 3 weeks ahead of the AGM, and there will then be an election at the AGM. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the AGM and, if so, that person will be entitled to speak briefly to their nomination.
The following positions will be declared vacant at the 2022 AGM which will be held at the ANZSOC Conference in Darwin, December 2022.

Office Bearer

  •   President
  •   Vice President Australia
  •   Treasurer
  •   Secretary
Committee Members 
  •   Australian Capital Territory
  •   Queensland
  •   New South Wales
  •   New Zealand
  •   Postgraduate Early Career Researcher
  •   Newsletter Editor
  •   South Australia
  •   Historical Adviser

Download the Nomination form here.

Office Bearers

Professor Jason Payne (University of Wollongong)

Australian Vice-President
Dr Asher Flynn (Monash University)

New Zealand Vice-President
Dr Susann Wiedlitzka (University of Auckland)

Ms Katalina Foliaki (Australian Institute of Criminology)

Dr Kelly Hine (Australian National University)

Committee Members

New South Wales
Dr Rachel Loney-Howes (University of Wollongong)

Northern Territory
Ms Louise Ogden (Department of the Attorney-General and Justice)

Dr Angela Higginson (Queensland University of Technology)

South Australia
Melissa de Vel-Palumbo (Flinders University

Dr Loene Howes (University of Tasmania)

Dr Mary Iliadis (Deakin University)

Western Australia
Dr Natalie Gately (Edith Cowan University)

Australia Capital Territory
Dr Emily Corner (Australian National University)

New Zealand
Dr Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni (University of Auckland)
Dr James Mehigan (University of Canterbury)

Postgraduate Early Career Researcher Representative
Ms Lisa Wheildon (Monash University)

Newsletter Editor
Dr Emily Moir (University of the Sunshine Coast)

Journal Editor
Professors Mark Halsey and Andrew Goldsmith (Flinders University)

Historical Adviser
Professor Russell Smith (Flinders University)

2022 conference convenors
Ms Louise Ogden (Chair, ANZSOC)
Professor Russell Smith (ANZSOC)
Kate Burns (Monash University)

CoM members L-R: Jason Payne (President), Katalina Foliaki (Secretary), Mary Iliadis (VIC), Emily Corner (ACT), Russell Smith (Historical Adviser), Kelly Hine (Treasurer), James Mehigan (NZ), Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni (NZ), Tyson Whitten (SA).
CoM members L-R: Andrew Goldsmith (Journal Editor), Loene Howes (TAS), Angela Higginson (QLD), Rachel Loney-Howes (NSW), Susann Wiedlitzka (VP NZ), Natalie Gately (WA), Louise Ogden (NT). Members not in the photos: Asher Flynn (VP Aust), Mark Halsey (Journal Editor), Emily Moir (Newsletter Editor).