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 [...]
Congratulations to Dr Tessa Maguire who was recently awarded the 2022 Chris Abderhalden Award for Young Researchers in the Field of Aggression in Healthcare at the 12th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry.Tessa is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Mental Health Nursing at Swinburne University of Technology and conducts research with Forensicare as part of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS).Tessa received the award for her project ‘Reducing Inpatient Aggression and Use of Restrictive Interventions’.The Chris Abderhalden [...]
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 [...]
The CFBS-Forensicare Annual Research Report 2020-2021 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.Highlights from the report include:a record 86 academic outputs including 57 peer reviewed articles (plus 13 more in press), two books and six book chapters (eight in press)21 industry research reports and service evaluationsmore than 2,200 citations in scholarly [...]
Dr. Nina Papalia secures funding to understand impact of child maltreatment on future re-victimisation and offending.admin
Dr. Nina Papalia has been awarded a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) fellowship to examine the impact of experiences of abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence in childhood on future criminal justice system involvement.
am at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) have been awarded a grant to commence a new research project to examine whether a risk assessment instrument – developed to help nurses identify patients at risk of imminent aggression – can be adapted to help identify people who may be at risk of deliberate self-harm.
Forensic mental health clinicians endorse telehealth, but the benefits must be weighed against potential limitations.admin
A survey of 295 forensic psychiatrists and psychologists highlights how through the ups and downs of lockdowns, they practitoners also discovered the pros and cons of telehealth.
New research shows instrument – the eDASA+APP – reduces incidents of aggression at Thomas Embling Hospitaladmin
A recent study has produced further evidence that a new instrument can help staff to reduce restrictive practices.
The Annual Research Report is now available.The Annual Research Report provides a comprehensive review of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) and Forensicare’s research activities over the past 12 months.In addition to providing mental health services through inpatient, community-based and prison programs, Forensicare provides research, training and professional education in partnership with the CFBS at Swinburne University of Technology.This report provides details about our research program and the ways in which we are promoting continuous [...]
New research highlights successful recovery rates of people managed by Forensicare under the Crimes Mental Impairment Act.admin
Findings confirm the reoffending rate is lower than in the general offending population and highlight areas for targeted treatment.