Matthew Willis is a Research Manager at the Australian Institute of Criminology, where has been for fourteen years.
His main research areas are crime, justice and community safety issues in Indigenous communities, correctional policy and practice and juvenile justice. He has conducted evaluations of a range of criminal justice programs and responses and is currently leading evaluations of national responses to radicalisation, extremism and grievance-fuelled violence.
Matthew’s previous research with the Institute has included homelessness amongst ex-prisoners, bushfire arson and federal offences. He has delivered numerous peer reviewed publications, consultancy reports, conference presentations and media interviews across his topic areas.
Matthew has operational management and policy experience with a range of Australian and ACT government justice agencies, including four years with ACT Corrective Services.