Strategic Advisor @ Victoria Police
Kirsten commenced employment as a Policy Advisor with Department of Justice in 2002. Having always wanted to pursue a career in criminal intelligence, Kirsten joined Victoria Police in 2005 as a civilian intelligence practitioner and has performed analytical roles in a range of operational and strategic intelligence areas. In 2008, Kirsten assumed the role of Intelligence Manager and developed the inaugural Road Safety Intelligence Unit. In 2010, Kirsten developed and managed Victoria Police’s State Tasking and Coordination Model. More recently, Kirsten has been a Senior Specialist Analyst responsible for providing strategic advice on intelligence and state-wide assessments. In 2015, Kirsten was appointed the Executive Advisor to the Assistant Commissioner, Intelligence and Covert Support Command. This have involved overseeing the introduction of Victoria Police’s first analytics capability and intelligence management solution – “Neo”.
Kirsten holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminology, post graduate qualifications in Criminology (The University of Melbourne), Criminal Intelligence (Charles Sturt University) and Management (Victoria University).
Joining the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) in 2004, Kirsten has undertaken various roles on the AIPIO board including State Representative, Strategy and Planning and Treasurer. Kirsten is passionate about professionalising intelligence, exploring data analytics and developing emerging leaders in all practices.