Brief Curriculum Vitae



B.A. (Hons), The University of Sydney 1971.

PhD, La Trobe University 1975.

Post Doctoral Fellowship, La Trobe University 1976.




Member, The Australian Psychological Society 1975

Member, The Safety Institute of Australia (not current)  1983

Member, The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (not current) 1985

Member, The Australian Psychological Society College of Forensic Psychologists 1996

Academic Member, The Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists 2014          

Registered Psychologist pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation

National Law Act 2009: Registration No.: PSY0001381561




Commonwealth Undergraduate Scholarship, 1968

Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship, 1972

Sydney University, Walter Reid Prize, 1970 and 1971

William Buckland Foundation Scholarship (co-recipient) 1977

Victoria Law Foundation Grant (co-recipient), 1976

New South Wales Law Foundation Grant (co-recipient), 1978

Bond University, Faculty Grant (co-recipient), 2007

La Trobe University Medal-Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2009

Criminal Lawyers Association of Australia and New Zealand Grant, 2011



Jan 1972 – May 1975      Tutor, Department of Psychology, La Trobe University           

May 1975 – Dec 1975     Research Fellow and Senior Tutor, Department of                                                  Psychology, La Trobe University


Jan 1976 – Nov 1976       Lecturer, Department of Liberal Studies, Swinburne                                              University


Nov 1976 – Nov 1977      Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology,                                                   La Trobe University


Dec 1977 – Nov 1979       Senior Consultant, Hay Associates, Management                                                   Consultants, Melbourne


Dec 1979 – Dec 1982        Personnel (Development) Manager, James                                                              Hardie,Industries (Paper, Packaging & Irrigation                                                      Divisions) Sydney


Jan 1983 to Present           Private Practice and various Academic                                                                       Appointments


He has been/am a referee for the following scientific journals: The Medical Journal of Australia; Biochemistry and Behaviour; Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behaviour; Psychopharmacologia (Berlin); Physiology and Behaviour; Journal of Threat Assessment and Management.


He has held/hold the following external academic and professional positions, which are listed in approximate chronological order vis-à-vis appointment date.


·Lecturer, Psychology, Swinburne University (Past)

·External Supervisor, Bachelor of Human Movement Wollongong University.

·External Supervisor, Master of Safety Science, University of New South Wales (Past).

·Examiner, Master of Forensic Psychology, Monash University (Past).

·Guest Lecturer in Psychology/Ergonomics, Griffith University (Past).

·Guest Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and Forensic Ergonomics, Faculty of Law, Newcastle University (Past).

·Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bond University (Past).

·Visiting Professorial Fellow, Centre for Forensic Excellence, Faculty of Law, Bond University (Past).

·Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Psychology Department (Past).

·Course Facilitator in Human Factors Engineering, Faculty of Science, University of Southern Queensland (Past).

·External Supervisor, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University (Past).

·Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Psychology, Deakin University (Past).

·Consultant Expert in Medico-Legal Psychology, The International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands (Current).

·Professorial Associate, Faculty of Law, Bond University (Current).

·Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, University of Southern Queensland (Current).

·Member, Advisory Board, Bravehearts (Current).

·Adjunct Professor, School of Law, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University (Current).

·Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University (Current).



Clinical Psychology

Kirkby, R.J., Montgomery, R.B., Crewdson, M., Wills, G., Mitchell, K.R., Coyle, I.R. and McMurray, N.   (1977). The training of professional psychologists in health care.  Proceedings of Third National Health Science Education Conference, Melbourne.



Francis, R.D. & Coyle, I.R. (1976). Consider your verdict; applications of the video-tape modular technique in sentencing.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 9, 181-186.


Coyle, I.R. & Francis, R.D. (1976).  Sentencing: applications of videotape in analysis and training.  Journal of Behavioural Science, 192-193, June.


Coyle, I.R. & Francis, R.D. (1976). Crime migrants and unemployment.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 9, 71-76.


Francis, R.D. & Coyle, I.R. (1976). Migrants and violent crime. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 8(1), 14-23.


Francis, R.D. & Coyle, I.R.  (1976). Sentencing: applications of videotape in analysis and training: a feasibility study.  Report to the Victoria Law Foundation.


Coyle, I.R. & Francis, R.D. (1978).  Sentencing in magistrate’s courts; a view from the outside.  Proceedings of the Institute of Criminology: Sentencing, University of Sydney, 35, 29-42.


Francis, R.D. & Coyle, I.R.  (1978). The sentencing process: a new empirical approach.  Proceedings of the Institute of Criminology: Sentencing, University of Sydney, 35, 13-28.


Francis, R.D.  (1981). Migrant Crime in Australia.  St Lucia University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (chapter 6 based on joint research with R.D. Francis).


Francis, R.D. (2014). Birthplace, Migration and Crime The Australian Experience. Palgrave Macmillan (Studies on Sentencing in chapter 7 based on joint research with R.D. Francis).


For a complete CV please email.