Professor Warwick T. (Rick) Sarre is currently the Dean of the University of South Australia’s Law School. He has been associated with UniSA and its predecessor institutions for 35 years.

Professor Sarre is the immediate Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (2012-2016), and was awarded Fellow status (FANZSOC) at the 2018 Annual Conference. Professor Sarre holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide, a Doctorate of Legal Science from the University of Canberra, a Master of Arts (Criminology) from the University of Toronto (Canada), and an Honorary Law Doctorate from Umeå University, Sweden. Professor Sarre taught in the Business Division at Graceland University (Iowa, USA, 1997), in the Department of Law, Umeå University (Sweden, 2004), and with UniSA business programs twinned with Hong Kong Baptist University (1999-2008).

Professor Sarre won a Carrick citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2008. His research awards include the Research Excellence Award from the Division of Business (2006), he was joint winner of the Anne Hawke Prize for best article published in the Division of Business and Enterprise (UniSA, 2000), and winner of the Elbert A Smith Award for best article from the Herald Publishing House (USA) (2000). He was an International Ambassador for the British Society of Criminology 2015-2017.

He was the Chair of Academic Board at the University of South Australia from January 2011 to December 2016, and a member of the University Council for the same period.