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.Anna Quinn
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 HospitalAnna Quinn
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.Anna Quinn
Findings confirm the reoffending rate is lower than in the general offending population and highlight areas for targeted treatment.
Read the last of our three-part series highlighting CFBS research.
Read the second of our three-part series highlighting the work of the CFBS.
Introducing eDASA+APP: A new instrument for predicting aggression and reducing restrictive interventions.Anna Quinn
Read the first of our three-part series highlighting CFBS research.
Dr Ashley Dunne awarded the Maconochie Prize by Australian Psychological Society College of Forensic PsychologistsZoe Simmons
Dr Ashley Dunne, a research fellow at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, has been awarded the Maconochie Prize by the Australian Psychological Society of Forensic Psychologists. “Being in the early stages of my research career, I was extremely ecstatic and honoured to have won the Maconochie Prize,” Ashley said. “It is a really meaningful achievement for my work to be recognised and so highly regarded by the Australian Psychological Society College of Forensic Psychologists—the peak body of forensic psychology in Australia.” Ashley’s research: exploring maladaptive schemas and schema modes The [...]
Earlier this week, Forensicare’s Professor James Ogloff was recognised as a University Distinguished Professor.