What I can offer as a Mentor
Professor Jason Payne brings to the classroom a philosophy that genuine change in the Australian criminal justice system can only be achieved by a new generation of research-literate and quantitatively-confident criminal justice practitioners, policy makers and researchers. Since commencing teaching in 2014, Professor Payne’s integration of theory and reflective practice into the criminology curriculum has been strongly endorsed by students and colleagues. He received an ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) in 2017, and the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016. Professor Payne is committed to developing criminology into a truly interdisciplinary experience for students who, above all else, will have the confidence to understand criminological data, to interpret criminological research, and through these skills challenge the outdated doctrines of the discipline.