• Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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Personal profile

Research interests

I completed my MPsych in 1996 and BA (hons) Psych in 1994, both from Edith Cowan University. In 2007 I completed my PhD from UNSW on family treatment for child/youth antisocial behaviour. 

Commencing my career researching interventions with incarcerated violent offenders, I have subsequently investigated family based interventions for antisocial youth, predictors of juvenile violent recidivism, community correlates of violence and psychopathy, evaluation of a return to work assist program, animal cruelty and fire setting among juvenile offenders, and juvenile fitness for trial. I have worked in adult and juvenile correctional settings, and child and youth forensic mental health.

Currently I am investigating arson-related homicides, high risk psychotic phenomena, juvenile threats of harm to others, and individual case study of skateboard injuries.

Statement for HDR students

I am interested in supervising HDR students in the following fields:

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Aggression
  • Arson
  • Psycopathy
  • Juvenile offending
  • Family Law

Education/Academic qualification

psychology, PhD, University of New England NSW

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Research Output 1999 2018

Beliefs about employment of people living with psychosis

Hampson, M. E., Hicks, R. E. & Watt, B. D., Jun 2018, In : Australian Journal of Psychology. 70, 2, p. 103-112 11 p.

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Psychotic Disorders
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Delphi Technique
Prenatal Care
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Signs and Symptoms

A metaphorical analysis of employment barriers and support needs in psychosis

Hampson, M. E., Hicks, R. E. & Watt, B. D., 9 Oct 2017, In : Qualitative Report. 22, 10, p. 2638-2651 14 p., 8.

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Open Access
Psychotic Disorders
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Juvenile fitness for trial: Lawyer and youth justice officer professional survey

Watt, B. D., O'Leary, J. & O'Toole, S., 2017, In : Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. 24, 2, p. 191-204 14 p.

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Social Justice


Employment Barriers and Support Needs of People Living with Psychosis

Author: Hampson, M., 11 Oct 2014

Supervisor: Hicks, R. E. (Supervisor) & Watt, B. D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Understanding the Manifestation of Psychopathic Personality Characteristics Across Populations

Author: Brooks, N., 7 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Fritzon, K. (Supervisor) & Watt, B. D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis