Since 2011 Saskia is a Research Fellow within the ‘Vulnerable Infrastructures’ Project at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. In 2013 she was awarded a Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds to conduct comparative research on international police cooperation. Her PhD studies were completed at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra. She was previously employed as Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra and taught various courses in the field of comparative, criminal and EU law at the ANU College of Law and the ANU Centre for European Studies. Within the ‘Vulnerable Infrastructures’ Project her work focuses on comparing legal frameworks in Australia and the EU, particularly in the field of mass gatherings, maritime and aviation security. She conducts further research in the field of EU and Australian police cooperation and more specifically the policing of art crime.
Her publications include Policing Cooperation Across Borders: Comparative Perspectives on Law Enforcement within the EU and Australia (Ashgate, 2013). She co-edited Emergency Law (Ashgate, 2012) together with Kent Roach, Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime (Ashgate, 2013, forthcoming) together with Duncan Chappell, Shooting to Kill: Socio-legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force (Hart Publishing, 2012) together with Simon Bronitt and Miriam Gani and Cross-Border Law Enforcement: Regional Law Enforcement Cooperation – European, Australian and Asia-Pacific Perspectives (Routledge, 2012) together with Clive Harfield and Simon Bronitt. Her recently published articles include ‘Cross-border police co-operation: Traversing domestic and international frontiers’ (2011) Crim LJ 333.
Saskia is a qualified German legal professional and accredited specialist in criminal law.