Wayne Petherick, PhD

Wayne is Associate Professor of Criminology in the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University on Queensland's Gold Coast and is author or coauthor of over 50 scholarly articles and book chapters, including three textbooks related to his teaching matter. These include Profiling and Serial Crime, Forensic Victimology, and Forensic Criminology. ​He teaches Criminal Profiling, Criminal Motivations, Crime and Deviance, Forensic Criminology, Applied Crime Analysis, and Profiling and Crime Analysis at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Wayne also supervises HDR (higher degree by research) students with supervision ranging from the development of risk assessment tools to an examination of the emotional and psychological factors that lead to victimisation. Wayne is currently conducting research on the use of heuristics in case linkage, and risky online behaviours for children and adolescents.

In addition, Wayne has lectured on criminal profiling, stalking, and bullying in Australia and the United States and he has consulted on a variety of cases including numerous homicides, sexual assaults, stalking, and risk assessments in Australia and overseas. He is a frequent media commentator, through radio, television, and print, on stalking, homicide, risk and threat, and other matters of criminological importance.

Wayne can be contacted on wpetheri@staff.bond.edu.au or wpetheri@me.com.