Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES)

Law Enforcement and Public Health


Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH) 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 is to gather examples of evidence-based practices to develop better, more efficient collaborations in the field, and better service delivery.

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

The Tasmanian Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (TasOPCAT) Network was formed in March 2020 as a project within Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH).

LEPH Members

  • LEPH Research Leader: Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron
  • Members: Prof Roberta Julian, Dr Danielle Campbell, Dr Romy Winter, Assoc Prof Angela Dwyer, Ms Rikki Mawad (Law), Dr Jennifer Ayton (Health & Medicine) and Ms Johanna Hæstrup (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  • LEPH Contact: leph.tiles@utas.edu.au, phone +61 3 6226 7218

Research Projects

  • Evaluation of Safe Spaces (2021)
  • Evaluation of the Tasmanian Suicide Register (2020 - 2021)
  • Fostering Trauma-Informed Communities of Practice in areas of Rural and Regional Tasmania (2020).

Publications - visit TILES Publications and Reports.

LEPH (TILES) Tasmania-wide Consultation

Law Enforcement and Public Health in Tasmania: is collective impact a viable pathway for collaboration? Project.

Workshop Report Series


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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