Phillip Wadds

Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Senior Lecturer

Dr Phillip Wadds is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at UNSW, Sydney. His research is situated at the intersection of four interrelated themes: policing; nightlife and related leisure; alcohol and other drugs; and violence. He has spent the last decade undertaking ethnographic and field-based research examining various features of nightlife in Sydney with an enduring focus on its policing and regulation.

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 and a 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, music festivals, alcohol and drug related harm and violence, crime prevention, policing policy and practice, plural policing, urban governance and the relationship between the media, crime and policing.

Books
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Wadds P, 2020, Policing Nightlife: Security, Transgression and Urban Order, Routledge, Oxon
2020
Book Chapters
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Wadds P, 2020, 'Fear and Loathing in the Cross: Researching the Policing of Nightlife in Sydney', in Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K (ed.), Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences: Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan, London
2020
Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K, 2020, 'Sharing Stories', in Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K (ed.), Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences:Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan, London
2020
Apoifis N; Wadds P; Schmeidl S; Spurway K, 2020, 'Collecting Stories', in Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K (ed.), Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences: Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan, London
2020
Apoifis N; Wadds P; Spurway K; Schmeidl S, 2020, 'Collecting Stories', in Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan
2020
Fileborn B; Wadds P; Tomsen S, 2020, 'Gender, Transgression, and Sexual Violence at Australian Music Festivals', in Platt L; Finkel R (ed.), Gendered Violence at International Festivals: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Routledge
2020
Lee M; Tomsen S; Wadds P, 2020, 'Locking-Out Uncertainty: Conflict and Risk in Sydney’s Night-Time Economy', in Pratt J (ed.), Criminal Justice, Risk and the Revolt Against Uncertainty
2020
Lenette C, 2020, 'Sitting with the mess', in Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K (ed.), Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences: Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward., Palgrave
2020
Fileborn B; Wadds P; Barnes A, 2019, 'Setting the Stage for Sexual Assault: The Dynamics of Gender, Culture, Space and Sexual Violence at Live Music Events', in Raine S; Strong C (ed.), Towards Gender Equality in the Music Industry Education, Practice and Strategies for Change, Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 89 - 102, http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/ebookviewer/ebook/bmxlYmtfXzIyNzExNThfX0FO0?sid=a44528b9-9cf3-41f5-8a4e-2a507ba2c492@sdc-v-sessmgr02&vid=0&format=EB&lpid=lp_viii&rid=0
2019
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
Edited Books
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Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K, (eds.), 2020, Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences: Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan, London
2020
Journal articles
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Fileborn B; Wadds P; Tomsen S, 2020, 'Sexual Harassment and Violence at Australian Music Festivals: Reporting practices and experiences of festival attendees', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
2020
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, 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
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

2019 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award -  for Safety and Sexual Violence at Australian Music Festivals project.

2015 Dean's Award for Innovative Blended Learning (Western Sydney University)

Winner of the 2013 Drug and Alcohol Awards ‘Excellence in Research Award’ - POINTED project

 

NSW Department of Justice- Evaluating the Take Kare Safe Space Project (with Professor Anthony Shakeshaft and Professor Chris Doran)- $180,000

Safety, sexual harassment and assault at Australian music festivals (with Dr Bianca Fileborn and Professor Stephen Tomsen)- $12,000

 

Planning for a Vibrant and Safe Night-Time Economy in Parramatta LGA- $80,000

Nightlife and the Night-Time Economy

Alcohol and Drugs

Violence, Safety and Music Festivals

Crime Prevention

Policing

Private Security

Subject areas

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