Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES)



Our Research

Our research is recognised locally, nationally and internationally and its reputation is built on professionalism and innovation.

Since its inception TILES has undertaken research in many projects, drawing upon specific expertise and priorities. The priorities are on the basis of the University of Tasmania's identified research strengths, and needs and opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. TILES’ research is committed to responsible research practices and promotes research integrity.

Research Streams

Research at the Institute focuses on 5 Research Streams reflecting our collaborative and interdisciplinary strengths.

Practitioners and Academics - Working Together

TILES is committed to excellence in collaborative and interdisciplinary research that links practitioners with academics - together improving the quality of law enforcement and enhancing community safety.

Membership and Collaboration

The Institute is in active collaborative relationship with many (local, national and international) research centres, institutions and organisations. TILES is a member of the Criminology, Law and Police Studies Research Group (CLP) at the University of Tasmania.

Successful Partnership

TILES is engaged in successful partnerships with the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management (DPFEM) and other organisations.

TILES and DPFEM Research Committee

The Research Committee’s primary function is to manage academic research conducted with DPFEM (Tasmania Police). The Research Committee is committed to supporting collaborative and interdisciplinary research – where research outcomes can inform and assist law enforcement areas in practice, improve the quality of law enforcement and enhance community safety.

Researchers who wish to conduct research with DPFEM (Tasmania Police) will need to submit an application which is available on the Tasmania Police website.

Higher Degree by Research Programs

The Institute provides opportunities for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs - the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Research (MRes), and full fee paying postgraduate courses.