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Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) Staff Profiles

Professor James Ogloff

Professor James R P Ogloff (Director)

Professor James R P Ogloff trained as a psychologist and lawyer. He is a Fellow of the Australian, Canadian and American Psychological Society/Associations. He is the Foundation Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology at Monash University and Director of Psychological Services for the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health. Professor Ogloff specialises in the area of mentally ill offenders, the assessment and treatment of offenders, jury directions and decision making and medico-legal matters. Professor Ogloff is the President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law and the past Chair of the Australian Psychological Society College of Forensic Psychologists.

He was the recipient of the 2009 APS College of Forensic Psychologists Award of Distinction.

Associate Professor Stuart Thomas

Associate Professor Stuart Thomas (Deputy Director)

Associate Professor Stuart Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Behavioural Science at Monash University. He received his PhD in Health Services Research at the Institute of Psychiatry in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Laws (LLM) qualification in Criminal Justice, awarded with Distinction from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and a Masters of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He specialises in mental health epidemiology and is the joint course coordinator of the Graduate Program in Forensic Behavioural Science.

 

Emeritus Professor Paul E Mullen

Professor Mullen is an eminent forensic psychiatrist and internationally renowned as a clinician and researcher. He is Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at Monash University, and was the Foundation Clinical Director at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health. Professor Mullen has an extensive clinical and research background. His research interests include the relationship between mental disorder and criminal behaviour, stalking, the long-term impact of childhood sexual abuse, jealousy and litigious and chronic complainers.

Prof Mairead Dolan

Professor Mairead Dolan

Professor Mairead Dolan is Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at Monash University and Assistant Clinical Director (Research) at the Victorian Institute for Forensic Mental Health. Professor Dolan currently has two main themed programmes of research; the first focuses on the neurobiology of antisocial behaviour across the lifespan and the second focuses on personality disorder and risk assessment in mentally disordered offenders. Professor Dolan has published widely in these fields and has contributed to and co-edited a textbook on adolescent forensic psychiatry (Eds Bailey & Dolan) and the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health (Eds Soothill, Rogers & Dolan).

 

 

 

A/Professor Trish Martin

Adjunct Associate Professor Trish Martin

Dr Trish Martin is a leader in the field of forensic psychiatric nursing. She is the Director of Nursing Practice at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. Her areas of expertise include inpatient aggression, therapeutic relationships, forensic risk assessment and nursing intervention, nursing documentation practices, and nursing innovation in forensic mental health services. Dr Martin received a commendation (2003) State Nursing Excellence and Commitment Awards, a Letter of Commendation (1994) for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Monash University, and started her career with the Special Nursing Prize (1983) for Excellence in Academic and Clinical Areas at Mont Park Hospital. She has undertaken consultancies as an international expert in Singapore and in England.

Dr Andrew Carroll

Dr Andrew Carroll is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University and a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health. Dr Carroll studied psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge before pursuing clinical medical training at the University of Oxford. He was awarded the Max Hamilton Prize at the University of Leeds for his Masters dissertation in 1998. His clinical background includes internships in general medicine and neurosurgery, psychiatric training in both the UK and Australia and consultant experience in general adult psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. His research interests include the links between social cognition and violence in psychosis, management models for forensic patients, and forensic psychiatric rehabilitation.

Associate Professor Michael Daffern

Associate Professor Michael Daffern

Associate Professor Michael Daffern is a clinical psychologist by training. He has worked as a clinical and forensic psychologist within mainstream adult psychiatry, forensic mental health and correctional settings. He is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University and Principal Consultant Psychologist with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health. He was awarded his PhD from the University of South Australia, in 2004. His research interests include violence within institutions, personality disorder, and behavioural assessment methods.

 

 

 

Dr Troy McEwan

Dr Troy McEwan

Dr Troy McEwan is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and is a Research Fellow at Monash University. She completed a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) at Monash University in 2008. Her clinical background includes internships in general and forensic mental health, and work in forensic settings. She lectures in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Monash University and provides training to external services. Her research interests include stalking, arson, and threat assessment, and the management of individuals engaging in these types of problem behaviours.

 

 

Dr Stefan Luebbers

Dr Stefan Luebbers

Dr Stefan Luebbers completed his Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) at Monash University in 2009. He holds positions as a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health and is a Research Fellow at Monash University. His clinical background includes experience in general and forensic mental health, drug and alcohol dual diagnosis, youth justice, and correctional settings. His research interests include youth mental health and violence, assessment of young offenders, and brain development and high-risk behaviours

 

 

 

Dr Teresa Flower

Dr Teresa Flower is a Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry at Monash University and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with the Adolescent Forensic Health Service. She started psychiatric training at Oxford, including time spent in research with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. She completed her psychiatric training in Melbourne where she undertook further specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has given evidence in the Children’s, Magistrates, County, Family and Supreme Courts on children’s matters. Her areas of interest include the criminal liability of children, young female offenders, juvenile offending and Autistic Spectrum disorders and mental health service provision for young offenders.

 

Associated Researchers

 

Professor Bernadette McSherry

ARC Federation Fellow, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Dr Jonathan Clough

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Dr Michael Davis

Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University

Associate Professor Rosemary Sheehan

Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Monash University

Associate Professor Louise Farnworth

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University

Dr Danny Sullivan

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Monash University
Assistant Clinical Director (Community Services), Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Dr Fiona Toal

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Monash University
Consultant Psychiatrist, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Dr Lisa Warren

Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University

Mr David Bradley

Office of the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police