Anna is currently taking a break from policing and is undertaking a Governance advisory role for the Queensland Government.
Having worked with the Queensland Police Service for almost 25 years in a wide range of corporate and operational roles, Anna has both on-the-ground and leadership experience working with vulnerable people. This unique experience has enabled her to inform the development and implementation of programs and initiatives which meet specific client and community needs, whilst maintaining alignment with the Service’s strategic intent. Anna is also experienced in the research and development of strategic advice to senior management regarding opportunities to improve service delivery to achieve better outcomes and meet societal standards and expectations.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Justice (QUT) and Master of Philosophy (QUT) where her research was about ‘Understanding policing in remote First Nations Communities’. She is a Phd candidate exploring ‘Perceptions of Police Communication: How Facebook in Policing Influence Trust in Police during the COVID-19 Pandemic’. Whilst Anna has focused on policing contexts, her academic interests cut across to institutional power dynamics, social identity, procedural justice and perceptions of community trust in government institutions in remote, rural and urban settings.