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Professor Martine Powell


Martine Powell

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
+61 (0)7 3735 5917 (Work)
M07 2.27B, Mount Gravatt Campus

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Martine Powell is a Professor at Griffith University and Founding Director of the Centre for Investigative Interviewing (Griffith Criminology Institute). She is a world-leading expert in investigative interviewing - her work focuses on the ‘how to’ of obtaining accurate and detailed information from people about events to assist decision-making. It also addresses transfer of knowledge to the field, especially guidance for interviewers of vulnerable interviewees and questioning about sensitive topics. Martine has adopted a constructive and innovative scientific approach, working in partnership with industry. Her outputs are extensive - she has produced more than 260 peer-reviewed publications, supervised over 30 doctoral/PhD students, and has been lead or co-chief CI on numerous Category 1 grants including multiple ARC and AIC grants. The influence of Martine’s research has been recognised by several lifetime career awards and the widespread dissemination of her work, which has sparked a global revolution in interview training. Her funded industry partnerships span a range of disciplines and numerous countries across the globe.


  • Member
    Griffith Criminology Institute1 Jan 2018


  • PhD
    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Master of Clinical Psychology
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • B.A. (Hons 1A)
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • Diploma of Teaching Primary
    Brisbane C.A.E, Brisbane, Australia