Research Publications


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).


Brown, D.A., Coyle, I.R. & Beaumont P.E. (1985). The automated Hettinger test in the diagnosis and prevention of repetition strain injuries. Applied Ergonomics, 16 (2), 113-118.

Forensic Science, Psychology and Law

Woskett, J., Coyle, I.R. & Lincoln, R. (2007). The probity of profiling: opinions of Australian lawyers on the utility of criminal profiling in court. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 14 (2), 306-314.

Coyle, I.R.  Pre-sentence Reports and Risk Assessment. (2008). In: Frizton, K. & Wilson, P. (Eds.), Forensic Psychology & Criminology: An Australian Perspective, McGraw Hill, Sydney, pp. 251-266.

Coyle, I.R., Field, D. & Miller, G. (2008). The Blindness of the eye-witness. The Australian Law Journal, 82, 471-498.

Coyle, I.R., Field, D. Wilson, P. Cuthbert, C. & Miller, G. (2009). Out of the mouths of babes: the case for an increased use of expert evidence in rebuttal of sexual abuse allegations by child witnesses. Criminal Law Journal, 33, 139-164.

Coyle, I.R., Field, D. & Wenderoth, P. (2009). Pattern recognition and forensic identification: the presumption of scientific accuracy and other falsehoods. Criminal Law Journal, 33, 214-226.

Field, D., Coyle, I.R., Starmer, G, A., Miller, G. & Wilson, P. (2009). Trust me I’m an expert: forensic science and witness immunity. The Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 41(2), 113-129.

Keyzer, P. & Coyle, I.R. (2009). Reintegrating sex offenders into the community: Queensland’s proposed reforms. Alternative Law Journal, 34 (1), 27-31.

Coyle, I.R., Field, D., Wilson, P., Cuthbert, C. & Miller, G. (2010). Response to Lumley. Criminal Law Journal, 34, 14-15.

Coyle, I. R. Klingons and the Internet. (2010) In: Lincoln, R. & Wilson, P. (Eds.) Crime on my Mind, Hew Holland, Sydney, pp. 49-53.

Coyle. I. R. (2011). The cogency of risk assessments. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 18 (2), 270-296.

Lincoln, R. & Coyle, I.R. (2012). No one knows you’re a dog on the Internet: implications for proactive police investigation of sexual offenders. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.  20 (2), 294-300.

Coyle, I. R. & Field, D. (2013). Psychology from the bench. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 20 (1), 91-104.

Coyle, I. R. & Halon, R.L. (2013). Humpty Dumpty and Risk Assessment: A Reply to Slobogin. In: Keyzer, P. (Ed.), Preventive Detention: Asking the Fundamental Questions. Intersentia, Cambridge, pp. 193-222.

Coyle, I. R. (2013).  How do decision makers decide when witnesses are telling the truth and what can be done to improve their accuracy in making assessments of witness credibility? Report to the Criminal Lawyers Association of Australia and New Zealand. Centre for Law Governance and Public Policy, Law Faculty, Bond University, 1-35.

Coyle, I.R. & Thomson, D. M. (2014). Opening up a can of worms: how do decision makers decide when witnesses are telling the truth. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 21(4), 475-491.

Coyle, I. R., Halon, R.L., Campbell, T.W., Thomson, D.M., & Woskett, J. (2016). Alice in recidivism land: the queen‘s logic and child protection worker’s assessment of sexual dangerousness. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 34(1), 6-36.

Coyle. I. R. & Keyzer, P. (2016). The removal of convicted non-citizens from Australia; is there only a minimal and remote chance of getting it right? Alternative Law Journal, 41(2), 86-88.

Psychopharmacology and Physiological Psychology

Singer, G. & Coyle, I.R. (1973). The effect of imipramine administered before and during pregnancy on litter size in the rat.  Psychopharmacologia (Berl.), 32, 337-342.

Coyle, I.R. & Singer, G. (1975). The interaction of post-weaning housing conditions and prenatal drug effects on behaviour.  Psychopharmacologia (Berl.), 41, 237-244.

Coyle, I.R. & Kirkby, R.J. (1975). Dominance behavior in the rat following lesions of the caudate nuclei.  Physiology and Behavior, 14(1) 75-80.

Coyle, I.R. (1975). Changes in developing behavior following prenatal administration of imipramine.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 3(5) 799-807.

Coyle, I.R. & Singer, G. (1975). The interactive effects of prenatal imipramine exposure and postnatal rearing conditions on behaviour and histology.  Psychopharmacologia (Berl.), 44, 253-256.

Coyle I.R., Wayner, M.J. & Singer, G. (1976). Behavioural teratogenesis: A critical evaluation.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behaviour, 4(2), 191-200.

Coyle, I.R., Anker, R. & Cragg, B. (1976). Behavioral biochemical and histological effects of prenatal administration of progesterone in the rat.  Biochemistry and Behavior, 5(5) 587-590.

Coyle, I.R. (1977). The foetal alcohol syndrome:  drugs and birth defects. Australian Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 4 (2), 40.

Coyle, I.R., Wayner, M.J. & Singer, G. (1980). Behavioural teratogenesis: a critical evaluation. In: Persaud, T.V.N. (Ed.). Advances in the Study of Birth Defects Vol 4: Neural and Behavioural Teratology, MTP Press, Lancaster, pp. 111-133.

Kirkby, R.J., Polgar, S. & Coyle, I.R. (1981). Caudate nucleus lesions impair the ability of rats to learn a simple straight-alley task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 52 (2), 499-502.

Bartley, H.L., Coyle, I.R. & Singer, G. (1983). The effect of alcohol induced malnutrition in pregnancy on offspring brain and behavioural development.   Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior 19(3), 513-518.

Coyle, I.R., Field, D & Starmer, G. A. (2010). An inconvenient truth: legal implications of errors in breath alcohol analysis arising from statistical uncertainty. The Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 42(2), 101-114.

Organisational Psychology and Human Factors Engineering

Coyle, I.R., Sleeman, S.D. & Adams, N.  (1995). Safety climate.  Journal of Safety Research, 26 (4), 247-254.

Dietrich, J., Keyzer, P. Coyle, I.R., Norton, K., Sekendiz. B., Jones V. & Finch, C. (2014). Train the Trainers: maintaining standards to minimise injuries and avoiding legal liability in the fitness industry. Australian & New Zealand Sports Law Journal, 8(1), 89-106.

Keyzer, P., Coyle, I.R., Dietrich, J. Norton, K., Sekendiz, B., Jones, J. & Finch, C.F. (2014). Legal risk management and injury in the fitness industry: The outcomes of focus group research and a national survey of fitness professionals. Journal of Law and Medicine, 21, 826-844.

Keyzer, P., Finch, C.F., Norton, K.I., Dietrich, J., Sekendiz, B. & Coyle, I.R. (2014). Key issues influencing the management of risks in the Australian fitness industry: combining legal perspectives with injury prevention approaches.  British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48 (7), 618-618.

Gray, S., Keyzer, P., Norton, K., Dietrich, J., Sekendiz, B., Coyle, I,R., & Finch, C. F. (2014). Equipment and environment of fitness facilities: the perspective of fitness industry employees.  British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48 (7), 601-602.

Gray, S.E., Keyzer, P., Norton, K., Dietrich, J., Sekendiz, B., Coyle, I.R & Finch, C.F. (2015). The role of equipment, the physical environment and training practices in customer safety within fitness facilities: the perspectives of fitness industry employees. Journal of Fitness Research, 4 (2), 26-33.

Sekendiz, B., Norton, K., Keyzer, P., Dietrich, J., Coyle, I.R., Gray, S.E., & Finch, C.F. (2017). "Emergency preparedness in fitness facilities: bridging the gap between policy and practice, Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management. In Press.