Dr David Mount
Lecturer in Cyber Criminology and Criminology, School of Social Science, UQ

A former Australian Army officer, David's career in the Australian Intelligence Corps provided wide-ranging experience and specialist qualifications in the intelligence and security domains. He served at the strategic, operational and tactical levels of command providing advice and support to commanders and decision-makers both in Australia and deployed on operational service. David specialised in the Human Intelligence domain and also acquired cyber-related qualifications in the planning and conduct of Psychological Operations and Information Warfare. The culmination of David's military career came with his appointment as Commandant of Australia's Defence Intelligence Training Centre in 2003.

David possesses a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales, a Master of Justice from the Queensland University of Technology and a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Queensland in which he researched investigative interviewing skill acquisition, transfer and application in the Queensland Police Service. In recent years he has been engaged by the University to design and teach the Cyber Criminology component of the Master of Cyber Security program. Since 2019, David has also worked as the co-lead investigator on a series of joint University of Queensland / Australian Federal Police projects to counter the possession, production and distribution of Child Exploitation Material.