Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES)

Law Enforcement and Public Health

LEPH (TILES) Tasmania-wide Consultation

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Law enforcement and Public Health (LEPH) UTAS consists of a team of multidisciplinary researchers who study how the two disciplines of law enforcement (or policing) and health co-exist in the field, as well as conceptually.

Research projects on LEPH essentially consist of the critical analysis of police organisations’ collaboration with other government and non-government agencies. From an applied research perspective, the ultimate goal of LEPH UTAS is to gather examples of evidence-based practices to develop better, more efficient collaborations in the field, and better service delivery.

Members of LEPH UTAS include researchers who have expertise in police studies, socio-legal studies, criminology, sociology, health, and public health.

LEPH Members

  • LEPH Research Leader: Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron
  • Members: Professor Roberta Julian, Dr Danielle Campbell and Dr Clarissa Hughes (Charles Sturt University).


TILES researchers have strong links with the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health (CLEPH), and TILES is a member of the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (GLEPHA).

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LEPH (TILES) Café-Conversations

Every second Wednesday of the month, from February 2018 and until August 31st 2018, LEPH (TILES) will hold a ‘café-conversation’ with a maximum of 6 participants.

The purpose of the café-conversation is to inform and raise participants’ awareness about the consultation, its purpose and the various ways to answer questions. It also allows to answer questions participants may themselves have about format and contents. Café-conversations are NOT audio-recorded, although the host-researchers will have a note-pad to occasionally jot down important ideas.

Café conversations, inspired from the ‘world cafés’ movement are simple, effective, and flexible formats for hosting group dialogue. The basic process allows for a more casual or informal focus group (http://www.theworldcafe.com/key-concepts-resources/world-cafe-method/).

Since this event is catered for, RSVPs are essential. For RSVP and more information, please email: leph.tiles@utas.edu.au

Café-Conversations Dates (2018):
  • 14 February - 2.30pm-4pm
  • 14 March - 2.30pm-4pm
  • 11 April - 2.30pm-4pm
  • 9 May - 2.30pm-4pm
  • 13 June - 2.30pm-4pm
  • 11 July - 2.30pm-4pm
  • 8 August - 2.30pm-4pm