Winnie is a researcher in criminology and policing, with a particular interest in policing practices, illicit drug policy and social bias within the criminal justice system.
Winnie has a background in criminology and has worked as a researcher across a range of criminal justice and policing related projects in Australia and in the UK. She graduated from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) and completed her Honours thesis (with Distinction) on the use of drug detection dogs by police.
She has worked as a researcher for the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research in Sydney, Department of Security and Crime Science at University College London (UCL) and the International Drug Policy Unit (IDPU) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research interests focus on policing practices, particularly at the street-level, such as the policing of illicit drugs and social bias within the criminal justice system.
Mayor's Office on Policing and Crime (MOPAC) (2018). Developing an Evidence Based Police Degree Holder Entry Programme: Final Report. Edited by Hough, M. & Stanko, B., with contributing authors including Agnew-Pauley, W.
Belur, J., Agnew-Pauley, W., & Tompson, L. (Under review) Designing a graduate entry route for police recruits: lessons from a rapid evidence assessment of other professions. Police Practice and Research.
Belur, J., Agnew-Pauley, W., McGinley, B., & Tompson, L. (Under review). A systematic review of police recruit training programmes. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.
McGinley, B., Agnew-Pauley, W., Tompson, L. & Belur, J. (Under review). Police recruit training programmes: A systematic map of research literature. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.
New Approaches to Drug Consumption Policies in Latin America (Panel), 23 April 2018, London UK, hosted by Canning House and LSE International Drug Policy Unit (IDPU). Presented on Assessing the Evidence Base of Drug Courts as a Criminal Justice Intervention
Transforming Learning in Policing Conference, 23 February 2018, London UK, hosted by MOPAC in collaboration with the College of Policing. Presented findings of two projects: A Rapid Evidence Assessment of Graduate Conversion Courses and Learning from Other Professions – Stakeholder interviews
Harm Reduction International Conference, 14-17 May 2017, Montreal Canada. Street-level drug law enforcement and harm reduction: The use of drug detection dogs in New South Wales 2008 to 2014 (Poster presentation)