Colleen Lewis

Professor

19972016
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Personal profile

Biography

Colleen Lewis is an Associate Professor in the Criminology Department at Monash University and Co-director of the Parliamentary Studies Unit. Her major research interests include anti-corruption models, police accountability, police-government relations and public sector and political accountability. She has a particular interest in models for improving public sector integrity and the relationships that exist between independent, anti-corruption agencies and governments and parliaments.

Associate Professor Lewis is the author of Complaints Against Police: the politics of reform (1999), and co-editor and contributor to the books The Fitzgerald Legacy: Reforming Public Life In Australia and Beyond (2010 with Ransley and Homel), Counter-Terrorism and the Post-democratic State (2005 with Hocking) , It's Time Again: Whitlam and Modern Labor (2003 with Hocking), Civilian Oversight of Police: Governance Democracy and Human Rights (2000 with Goldsmith), Unpeeling Tradition: Contemporary Policing (1994 with Bryett) and Corporate Management in Australian Government (1989 with Davis and Weller). She contributed multiple entries to the first World Police Encyclopaedia (2006) and The Sage Dictionary of Policing (2009).

Associate Professor Lewis also publishes in refereed and non-refereed journals, makes submissions to parliamentary committees and commissions of inquiry and contributes Opinion and Comment and Debate articles to Australian media.

Projects 2001 2016

Research Output 1997 2016

Compulsory professional development for members of parliament

Lewis, C., 2016, Parliamentarians' Professional Development: The Need for Reform. Lewis, C. & Coghill, K. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 101-119 19 p. (Public Administration, Governance and Globalization; vol. 16).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Parliamentarians' Professional Development: The Need for Reform

Lewis, C. H. & Coghill, K. A., 2016, Cham Switzerland: Springer. 213 p. (Public Administration, Governance and Globalization; vol. 16)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Reform required

Lewis, C. H., 2016, Parliamentarians' Professional Development: The Need for Reform. Lewis, C. & Coghill, K. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 201-208 8 p. (Public Administration, Governance and Globalization; vol. 16).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Barriers to prioritising education and training for parliamentarians: Role complexity and the media

Lewis, C. H., 2012, In : Parliamentary Affairs. 65, 3, p. 699 - 714 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

How should elected members learn parliamentary skills: An overview

Coghill, K. A., Lewis, C. H. & Steinack, K. B., 2012, In : Parliamentary Affairs. 65, 3, p. 505 - 519 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review