• Bond University, Faculty of Society & Design

    4229 Gold Coast


  • Bond University
    14 University Drive
    ROBINA QLD 4226


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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

psychology, PhD, Title Enhancing Treatment Participation among Families of Conduct Problem Children Referred to Mental Health Servises, University of New England

Award Date: 14 Dec 2007


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