Katarina Fritzon


  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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  • 307 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research interests

I am originally from the UK and joined Bond University in 2005. I am currently Course Director for the Masters in Forensic Psychology. I am a Registered Psychologist in Queensland and New South Wales, and also a Chartered Forensic Psychologist in the UK.

My research in the area of crime and interpersonal risk management encompasses my primary focus on the psychology of deliberate fire-setting; as well as investigating the construct of the psychopathic personality within the workplace.

I am also interested, more generally, in personality pathology and its link to offending behaviour, and the relationship between trauma and violence.

My PhD was on the topic of deliberate fire-setting, and subsequently developed a treatment program for this offence. Simultaneously, I pursued research in the areas of personality pathology in general and psychopathic personality in particular.

I am currently engaged in several inter-related research studies, under a program of research collaboration, with a colleague from the field of Business Management in the U.S.

Research interests

Currently I am supervising four HDR students whose topics include:

  • Psychopathic personality characteristics
  • Risk assessment and management in deliberate fire-setting
  • The link between early trauma and domestic violence
  • Investigating the personality characteristics of illegal money lending operatives.

External positions

University of Surrey

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Research Output 2001 2018

  • 307 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 21 Article
  • 11 Chapter
  • 4 Other chapter contribution

The effects of empathy, emotional intelligence and psychopathy on interpersonal interactions

Owens, E. S., McPharlin, F. W. H., Brooks, N. & Fritzon, K., 2018, In : Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. 25, 1, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emotional Intelligence
emotional intelligence

Problem personalities in the workplace: Development of the corporate personality inventory

Fritzon, K., Bailey, C., Croom, S. & Brooks, N., 2017, Psychology and law in Europe: When west meets east. Granhag, P-A., Bull, R., Shaboltas, A. & Dozortseva, E. (eds.). CRC Press, p. 139-165 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

personality traits


Fritzon, K., 2016, The encyclopedia of crime and punishment. Jennings, W. G. (ed.). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, Vol. 1-111.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution


Female firesetters

Fritzon, K. & Miller, S., 2016, The psychology of arson: A practical guide to understanding and managing deliberate firesetters. Doley, R. M., Dickens, G. L. & Gannon, T. A. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, p. 41-54 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

female adolescent
conflict resolution

Geographic profiling: Advances in arson investigation

Fritzon, K., Santtila, P. & Laukkanen, M., 2016, The psychology of arson: A practical guide to understanding and managing deliberate firesetters. Doley, R. M., Dickens, G. L. & Gannon, T. A. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, p. 119-130 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter



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