Carmel is the Key Academic in Criminal Justice Systems with the First Year College (FYC) and contributes to FYC units in education and organisational behaviour. The combination is a great fit for Carmel as it draws on her qualifications and experience in each of those areas.

Carmel’s teaching experience in schools and TAFE, administrative experience, and her doctorate in education led to an executive education position in a juvenile justice custodial facility and subsequently to policy positions in the Department of Education, Corrections Victoria, and Forensicare. 

You can tell from her employment history that she has an abiding interest in learning which combines theory and practice. Carmel’s work history also shows a commitment to organisations which give people another chance to learn, and her education history demonstrates her own love of learning. Her academic contributions to the wider field have mainly been via policy papers and conference presentations.

Teaching responsibilities


Co-supervision of 1 PhD candidate, 1 EdD candidate.


Conference presentations

Brown, C.  (2017) Juvenile Justice and Student Engagement. The Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm

Brown, C.  (2016) Mental Health and Prisons- Mandated Treatment Options – Productive Tensions. 8th Asian Criminology Conference, Beijing

Brown, C. (2006-08). Victorian Charter of Human Rights. Presentations to a range of stakeholders including prison general and operational managers, community corrections staff, policy officers, Corrections Victoria Executive Management Team, Iraqi government delegations.

Professional memberships

  • Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology.

Industry experience

  • Member of Executive - Malmsbury Juvenile Justice Centre
  • Senior Policy Officer: Victorian Regulation and Qualification Authority (VRQA); Corrections Victoria, Forensicare


Areas of expertise

  • Criminal justice policy and practice
  • Media and criminal justice
  • Applied learning which resonates with students’ lives

Contact details

(03) 9919 5599