Dr Abby McLeod, Australian Federal Police Culture and Inclusion Adviser, and adjunct Research Fellow at the Griffith University Criminology Institute, has been an unsworn member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for 12 years, prior to which she was an academic and law and justice sector reform consultant.
Abby is a legal anthropologist, with a particular interest in diversity and the varied ways in which different societies and organisations approach the same challenges, in particular the promotion of social order and inclusion. She has published widely on a number of issues, including a range of gender-equality topics, diversity and inclusion in policing, and law and justice sector reform in developing countries.
From 2016-2018, whilst seconded to the Australian Institute of Police Management, she undertook the first comprehensive study of Australian and New Zealand efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in policing, with a specific interest in understanding “what success looks like”. Having returned to the AFP, Abby is now enjoying translating her research findings in to practice and is passionate about promoting an intersectional approach to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.