Adjunct Professor Mark Israel
Higher Education Evaluation and Development (HEED)
School of Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia
Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services
Mark provides advice to public and private higher education institutions and government organisations in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
He has a degree in law and postgraduate qualifications in sociology, criminology and education from Oxford, Cambridge and Flinders Universities respectively. He has 100 publications in the areas of higher education and research policy, research ethics and integrity, exile and migration, criminology and socio-legal studies. His books include Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists: Beyond Regulatory Compliance (Sage, 2015) and South African Political Exile in the United Kingdom (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999). His co-edited textbook, Crime and Justice: a Guide to Criminology (Thomson Reuters, 2006), has been used in teaching criminology at universities across Australia.
Mark is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, (all in the United Kingdom). He was appointed Fellow (2009) and Discipline Scholar (2010) by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (2010) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2017). He received: the Prime Minister’s Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year in 2004; the Radzinowicz Memorial Prize from the British Journal of Criminology in 2005; the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the Critical Criminology Division of the American Society of Criminology in 2006; the inaugural American Society of Criminology Teaching Award in 2010; and two grants from the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching to support the professional development of sessional staff (2013, 2014-16).
He is Chair of the Academic Board of Stanley College, and was Deputy Chair of the Academic Board of Think: Education and Chair of the Academic Board of the Australian School of Management. He has been External Examiner at the University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and the Victoria University of Wellington and a ministerial appointee to the SACE (Secondary School) Board in South Australia. He completed three years on the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching’s Awards Standing Committee.
Mark was Dean Learning and Teaching for the College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education at Murdoch University (2019-21) and was Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia from 2010-16 where he taught criminology and socio-legal studies. In 2014, he was Chair of UWA’s Bachelor of Arts Board of Studies and subsequently a member of the University's Board of Coursework Studies and Board of the Graduate Research School. In 2015, he became Deputy Chair of the Academic Board and was appointed a member of the teams involved in reviewing UWA’s undergraduate courses and the university’s assessment policy. He still holds a visiting position in the Faculty of Arts. He regularly acts as an expert assessor or commentator on educational matters.
Mark also acts as a senior consultant on human research ethics and research integrity matters with Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services (AHRECS).