Honorary Professor Simon Bronitt

Honorary Professor

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Simon Bronitt is the Head of School and Dean of Sydney Law School at The University of Sydney. Simon was a Professor in the UQ Law School for five years and served as Deputy Head of School and Deputy Dean (Research) from June 2014 to 2018. He previously served as the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, hosted by Griffith University (2009-2014).

Before moving to Queensland in 2009, Professor Bronitt was a member of the College of Law at The Australian National University (1991-2009). During that time he served as Sub Dean in 1997-98, and was promoted to Professor in 2005. During his time at ANU, he held a number of research leadership roles, including Director of the National Europe Centre an EU-funded centre - in the Research School of Humanities (2003-2008) and Director of the Australian Centre for Military Law and Justice, ANU (2009).

Drawing on comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives, he has published widely on criminal justice topics ranging across terrorism law and human rights, comparative criminal law, covert policing, family violence, and mental health policing. His key publications include two textbooks, Principles of Criminal Law (4th ed, Thomson Reuters 2017) and Law in Context (4th ed, Federation Press, 2012).

Research Interests

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Human Rights Law
  • Policing
  • Law and History


  • Masters (Coursework) of Law, University of Cambridge


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