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  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

  • 287 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
19972020

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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

Award Date: 14 Dec 2007

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Research Output

Criminal and Noncriminal Psychopathy: The Devil is in the Detail

Brooks, N., Fritzon, K., Watt, B. D., Duncan, K. & Madsen, L., 2020, Corporate Psychopathy: Investigating Destructive Personalities in the Workplace. Fritzon, K., Brooks, N. & Croom, S. (eds.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 79-105 27 p.

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    Expert Consensus Definition of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Australia

    Knorre, Z. L., Watt, B. D., Fritzon, K. & Phelan, A., 26 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Human Trafficking. 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Impacts of stigma and discrimination in the workplace on people living with psychosis

    Hampson, M. E., Watt, B. D. & Hicks, R. E., 8 Jun 2020, In : BMC Psychiatry. 20, 288.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Overview of theories and empirical findings relevant to psychopathic personality characteristics amongst high-functioning populations

    Brooks, N., Fritzon, K. & Watt, B., 2020, Corporate Psychopathy: Investigating Destructive Personalities in the Workplace. Fritzon, K., Brooks, N. & Croom, S. (eds.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-45 45 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

  • ‘You can tell a victim by the tilt of her head as she walks’: psychopathic personality and social–emotional processing

    Brooks, N., Fritzon, K. & Watt, B., 6 May 2020, In : Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Activities

    • 1 Non-financial research agreements

    Exploring profiles of young people referred for threat assessment with an adolescent forensic mental health service.

    Chelsea Leach (Researcher), Tasneem Hasan (Researcher), Scott Harden (Researcher), Ashley Heath (Researcher), Carla Newcombe (Researcher), Laura Cobzaru (Researcher), jordana hayes (Researcher), Vinesh Gupta (Researcher), Michelle Johnston (Researcher), Amaris En-Hui Tok (Researcher) & Bruce Watt (Researcher)

    20 May 202031 Dec 2021

    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesNon-financial research agreements