Dr Kelly Hine

PhD, Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Hons 1), Bachelor of Psychological Science
College Arts & Social Sciences

Research interests

  • Police-Citizen Interactions
  • Police Use of Force
  • Police Officer Injuries and Fatalities
  • Police Use of Technology
  • Policing Major Crises
  • Police Misconduct and Integrity
  • Decision-Making Processes
  • Naturalistic Decision Making


Kelly Hine is a Lecturer at the Australian National University.  She attained a double degree in Psychological Science, and Criminology and Criminal Justice, and holds a PhD in Criminology.  Dr Hine specialises in police-citizen interactions including the use of force by police and officer injuries.  Her research examines the decision-making process, and impediments to this process, during situations that are typically dynamic and volatile.  In addition to her research interest in frontline policing, Dr Hine's areas of expertise include police misconduct and police integrity.  Her research has implications for the way researchers examine police use of force, the way officers are educated and trained about force scenarios, and the policies and procedures that guide officers in use of force decisions.

Available student projects

I am available to supervise research students in a variety of police related areas including:

  • Police-citizen interactions
  • Police use of force
  • Policing major crises
  • The Dangers of Policing
  • Police technology
  • Police and Diversity
  • Police misconduct and integrity
  • Measuring police effectiveness

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Updated:  18 January 2021 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers