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
  • Police communication
  • Policing major crises
  • Officer well-being
  • Police technology
  • Policing diverse populations
  • Measuring police effectiveness
  • Police deviance and integrity


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  30 October 2020 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers