Phillip Wadds

Lecturer in Criminology
Senior Lecturer

Phillip is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales. He completed his PhD at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University in 2013. His thesis, Policing Nightlife: The Representation and Transformation of Security in Sydney's Night-Time Economy, followed critical transitions in the regulation and policing of Sydney nightlife and the role that both public and private policing agencies play in this complex and highly politicised environment.   

Phillip has project managed a number of major research projects, including the NDLERF funded Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts (POINTED) Project  and NSW Health funded Alcohol Combined with Energy Drinks (ACED) project. He is currently Chief Investigator on a NSW Department of Justice funded research project evaluating the Take Kare Safe Space Program that has been operating in key nightlife precincts across Sydney since 2014 ($180,000) and a pilot project investigating the nature and extent of violence, sexual violence and issues of public safety at Australian music festivals.

In 2018, Phillip was appointed to the City of Sydney's Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel and the Randwick City Council Night-time Economy Advisory Committee.

Phillip's research interests include the night-time economy, alcohol and drug related violence, crime prevention, policing policy and practice, plural policing, urban governance and the relationship between the media, crime and policing.

Subject areas

Publications

Book Chapters
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Tomsen S; Wadds P, 2016, 'Nightlife Ethnography, Violence, Policing and Security', in Stubbs J; Tomsen S (ed.), Australian Violence: Crime, Criminal Justice and Beyond, The Federation Press, Sydney
2016
Wadds PJ; Miller P; Pennay A; Droste N; Jenkinson R; Quinn B; Chikritzhs T; Tomsen S; Jones S; Palmer D; Barrie L; Lam T; Gilmore W; Lubman D, 2014, 'Patron offending and intoxication in night-time entertainment districts (POINTED)'', in Manton E; Room R; Giorgi C; Thorn M (ed.), Stemming the Tide of Alcohol: Liquor Licensing and the Public Interest
2014
Conference Papers
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Du Preez L; Wadds PJ, 2016, 'Gendered Responsibilisation in the Night-Time Economy', in Chou M (ed.), Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Conference, The Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Melbourne, TASA, Melbourne, pp. 62 - 67, presented at TASA, Melbourne, 28 November 2016 - 01 December 2016
2016
Wadds PJ, 2011, 'Securing Nightlife: Media Representations of Public and Private Policing', in The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2010, Sydney Law School., The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2010, Sydney Law School., Sydney University Law School, Sydney, presented at The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2010, Sydney Law School., Sydney University Law School, Sydney, 01 July 2010 - 02 July 2010, https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstream/2123/7374/1/Wadds_ANZCCC2010.pdf
2011
Journal articles
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Wadds PJ, 2018, '‘It’s not like it used to be’: Respect and nostalgia in the policing of nightlife', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004865818781204
2018
Pennay A; Peacock A; Droste N; Miller P; Bruno R; Wadds PJ; Tomsen S; Lubman D, 2018, 'What do we know about alcohol mixed with energy drink (AmED) use in Australia? Expanding local evidence', Public Heath Research and Practice, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/phrp2831817
2018
Fisher D; Wadds PJ; Clancey G, 2018, 'The patchwork of alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas in New South Wales (Australia)', Safer Communities, vol. 17, pp. 94 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SC-06-2017-0025
2018
Wadds PJ, 2015, 'Crime, Policing and (In)Security: Press Depictions of Sydney's Night-Time Economy', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 27, pp. 95 - 112
2015
Miller P; Pennay A; Droste N; Butler E; Jenkinson R; Hyder R; Quinn B; Chikritzhs T; Tomsen S; Wadds P; Jones S; Palmer D; Barrie L; Lam T; Gilmore W; Lubman D, 2014, 'A comparative study of blood alcohol concentrations in Australian night-time entertainment districts', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 33, pp. 338 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12145
2014
Miller P; Pennay A; Jenkinson R; Droste N; Chikritzhs T; Tomsen S; Wadds P; Jones S; Palmer D; Barrie L; Lubman D, 2013, 'Patron offending and intoxication in night time entertainment districts (POINTED) : a study protocol', International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, vol. 2, pp. 69 - 76
2013
Other
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Fileborn B; Wadds P, 2018, New research shines light on sexual violence at Australian music festivals, https://theconversation.com/new-research-shines-light-on-sexual-violence-at-australian-music-festivals-104768
2018
Fileborn BK; Wadds P, 2018, How music festivals can change the tune on sexual violence, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/how-music-festivals-can-change-the-tune-on-sexual-violence-89758
2018
Wadds PJ, 2017, Where are they now? What public transport data reveal about lockout laws and nightlife patronage, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/where-are-they-now-what-public-transport-data-reveal-about-lockout-laws-and-nightlife-patronage-73521
2017
Reports
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Fileborn B; Wadds P; Tomsen S, 2019, Safety and Sexual Violence at Australian Music Festivals: Final Report, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.30091.85280
2019
Miller P; Pennay A; Droste N; Jenkinson R; Quinn B; Chikritzhs T; Tomsen S; Wadds PJ; Jones S; Palmer D; Barrie L; Lam T; Gilmore W; Lubman D, 2013, Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-time Entertainment Districts (POINTED) : Final Report, NDLERF, National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, Monograph Series no. 46, Monograph Series no. 46
2013
Lubman D; Peacock A; Droste N; Pennay A; Miller P; Bruno R; Lloyd B; Hyder S; Roxburgh A; Wadds PJ; Tomsen S; Brown J, 2013, Alcohol and Energy Drinks in NSW: A Report Prepared for NSW Health, NSW Health
2013