Associate Professor Cindy Davids is Academic Director at the Macquarie University Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism. Cindy has varied academic background in interdisciplinary research and teaching. Her experience encompasses education, law, criminology, policing, legal regulation, professional and public sector ethics, and social and critical perspectives on accounting. She has a PhD from UNSW Law School where she studied conflict of interest in policing, a Masters Degree in Law and Policy, Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Legal studies), a Diploma of Education from LaTrobe University, and she recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Corruption Studies at Hong Kong University.
Associate Professor Davids’ research has appeared in a number of Australian and international journals. She is the recipient of a number of awards and has been the guest of a number of government agencies where she has advised on issues of corruption, misconduct and conflict of interest.
Recent work by Associate Professor Davids extended the study of conflict of interest to the domain of public sector ethics – examined in a collaborative study with the Victorian Ombudsman and resulting in an Ombudsman’s report on conflict of interest presented to the Victorian Parliament. Cindy is currently engaged in a collaborative research project with the Australian Federal Police, investigating ethical policing in the Pacific.