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.
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.admin
Read the first of our three-part series highlighting CFBS research.