Tyson Whitten

Dr Tyson Whitten

Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Tyson is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Adelaide, and an adjunct Lecturer in the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales. He was awarded his PhD in Criminology from Griffith University, where he also completed his undergraduate degree in Criminology and Psychology. Tyson’s research examines the development of criminal and antisocial behaviour across the life-course, with a focus on the risk factors and adverse health outcomes associated with young people’s involvement in, or experiences of, crime and delinquency.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - 2023 Adjunct Lecturer University of New South Wales
    2020 Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2018 Griffith University Australia PhD
    2013 Griffith University Australia Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours, 1st class)
    2012 Griffith University Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice (SS1978) Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
    Advanced Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus Australian National University Australia
    Going Places with Spatial Analysis – ArcGIS Environmental Systems Research Institute (United States) United States
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  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2021 - 2021 Examining the overlap of young people’s contact with the police as a person of interest and victim or witness. Online Stockholm Criminology Symposium Sweden
    2021 - 2021 Early life predictors of suspensions from primary school: a longitudinal multi-agency record-linkage study. Online Australian Early Development Census National Conference Australia
    2020 - ongoing Disparities in adverse health events among clients with a history of criminal conviction following drug and alcohol treatment Online Developmental and Life course Criminology Thematic Group Webinar Australia
    2020 - 2020 Young people’s profiles of cyber delinquency. San Francisco American Society of Criminology conference United States
    2020 - 2020 Early life predictors of suspensions from primary school: Cross-agency indicators of risk for school exclusion in a NSW population cohort. Adelaide International Population data Linkage Network Conference Australia
    2018 - 2018 Young People, the Internet and Emerging Pathways into Criminality: A study of Australian Adolescents. Atlanta American Society of Criminology conference United States
    2017 - 2017 Disentangling Operationalizations of Persistent Offending Stockholm Stockholm Criminology Symposium Sweden
    2017 - ongoing Disentangling Operationalisations of Persistent Offending. Brisbane Griffith Criminology Institute Seminar Series Australia
    2016 - 2016 Defining and Measuring Persistent Offending New Orleans American Society of Criminology conference United States
    2016 - 2016 How does Early Antisocial Behaviour Impact Later Life Success? An Examination of the age 30 Outcomes in an Australian population Sample. Amsterdam Life History Research Society Meeting Netherlands
    2015 - 2015 Conceptualising Persistent Offending Adelaide The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference Australia
    2013 - 2013 The Relationship Between Maternal Prenatal Smoking, Alcohol Consumption and Persistent Antisocial Behaviour in Offspring Brisbane The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130880
  • Email: tyson.whitten@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 1
  • Room: 1 15
  • Org Unit: Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies

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