• 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 1997 2019

Disordered eating measures validated in pregnancy samples: a systematic review

Bannatyne, A. J., McNeil, E., Stapleton, P., MacKenzie-Shalders, K. & Watt, B., 1 Nov 2019, In : Eating Disorders. p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Self Report
3 Citations (Scopus)

Factorial and Convergent Validity of the Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory-Short Version in Ghana

Adjorlolo, S. & Watt, B. D., 1 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Psychology. 54, 3, p. 388-396 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Equipment and Supplies
Africa South of the Sahara
Statistical Factor Analysis

Understanding the Recovery Process in Psychosis

Hampson, M., Watt, B. D. & Hicks, R. E., 2019, In : Journal of Recovery in Mental Health. 2, 2/3, p. 35-44 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Psychotic Disorders
Focus Groups
Mental Health
Research Design
1 Citation (Scopus)

Beliefs about employment of people living with psychosis

Hampson, M. E., Hicks, R. E. & Watt, B. D., 1 Jun 2018, In : Australian Journal of Psychology. 70, 2, p. 103-112 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Psychotic Disorders
Social Conditions
Focus Groups
Health Services
Psychotic Disorders
Mental Health
Mental Health Services

Student theses

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


Text Messages and Romantic Relationships: An Investigation of Mobile Communication Technologies, Attachment Processes, and Relationship Quality.

Author: Bradnam, J., 2018

Supervisor: Edwards, M. (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