We are pleased to welcome Colmán O’Driscoll as Chief Executive Officer of Forensicare. With over 25 years’ experience across health and related systems, Colmán is both a Forensic Mental Health Clinician and health systems executive, having held senior leadership roles within government, corporate, not-for-profit, and private sectors, most recently serving as CEO of Burwood and Richmond hospitals in NSW, and Group Lead, Mental Health Strategy (NSW) with St John of God Health Care. Colmán’s experience includes roles in the NSW Justice [...]
Following Dr Margaret Grigg’s decision to step down as Forensicare’s CEO in August 2023, our Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Colman O’Driscoll as our new Chief Executive Officer. Colman has over 25 years’ experience working across healthcare including forensic mental health. He has held senior leadership roles within public health services, government, corporate, not-for-profit and private sectors including being an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of NSW. Colman will join Forensicare from the position of Chief [...]
Distinguished Professor James Ogloff has been awarded the 2023 Rüdiger Müller-Isberner Award by the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Sciences (IAFMHS). The Rüdiger Müller-Isberner Award is intended to honour a long-standing member of the association whose career epitomises the fusion of clinical practice, scholarly research, and mentorship. The award is named after esteemed German forensic psychiatrist, Rüdiger Müller-Isberner, founding member of the IAFMHS and internationally renowned with respect to, in particular, the integration of science and practice.
Chief Executive Officer Margaret Grigg received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the King’s Birthday 2023 Honours List for her contributions to mental health. Margaret began her local and international career in the health, mental health and human services sector as a mental health nurse at Plenty Hospital. Since then, her roles have included working as the Deputy Chief Executive of Mind Australia, the Vice President of the Kyneton District Health Service Board and the Senior Executive [...]
After four years as Forensicare CEO, Dr Margaret Grigg will be stepping down from the role in August. During her tenure, Margaret has driven the development and implementation of a new Strategic Plan and Model of Care, as well as leading an important program of cultural reform across all levels of the organisation. She has guided the organisation through a period of extraordinary change and expansion across all programs and services, while navigating the many challenges of COVID-19. Margaret’s commitment to consumers [...]
The CFBS-Forensicare Annual Research Report 2021-2022 is now available. The Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) is a partnership between Forensicare and Swinburne University of Technology and is Australasia’s leading centre for excellence in the areas of forensic mental health and forensic behavioural science research, teaching and practice development. The Annual Research Report celebrates our achievements in forensic mental health research, promoting innovation, knowledge creation, translation and application of best practice in forensic mental health services. Highlights from the report include:a total of 87 publications in the last [...]