Distinguished Professor James OgloffKim Parker
After more than 20 years at Forensicare, Distinguished Professor James Ogloff’s role is changing effective 1 August. Jim will continue to work with Forensicare in an advisory capacity but will step down from his role as Executive Director of Psychological Services and Research.
As has recently been announced by our partners at Swinburne University of Technology, Jim has been appointed to the role of Dean of Health Sciences. Forensicare work in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology to operate the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS), Australasia’s leading centre for excellence in the areas of forensic mental health and forensic behavioural science research, teaching and practice development.
It goes without saying that Jim’s contribution to Forensicare has been both vast and significant. Jim is internationally renowned for his expertise in forensic psychology, and he has been instrumental in not only developing Psychological Services at Forensicare but in developing many of our programs and helping to set the course for forensic mental health in Victoria. He has also mentored many of our highly skilled clinicians. Under his stewardship, the CFBS has produced a significant amount of innovative and important work to better inform clinical practice and strengthen the provision of care to consumers. The CFBS has also been fundamental to the ongoing training and professional development of clinicians, both at Forensicare and more broadly. His leadership as part of the Forensicare executive team has been crucial in supporting the continuing growth and development of Forensicare.
Jim will undoubtedly continue to play an important role both at Forensicare and across the mental health sector. We are incredibly grateful for his contribution and wish him every success in his new role.