Two Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science staff members win research awardsZoe Simmons
Associate Professor Stephane Shepherd and Dr Justin Trouson from the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) have been honoured with two notable awards recognising their mental health research.
2020 Victoria Multiculturalism Commission Justice Award – Associate Professor Stephane Shepherd
Dr Stephane Shepherd was awarded the 2020 Victoria Multiculturalism Commission Justice Award for his work developing research on cross-cultural issues at the intersection of psychology and the Australian criminal justice system.
Stephane explores the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse people in the justice system through a variety of novel approaches and work experiences with multicultural communities and people in custody.
His contributions have encouraged researchers and practitioners to ensure that their research methods are culturally fair, relevant and non-discriminatory.
His research has also made a direct contribution to royal commissions, inquiries and reviews related to justice in many jurisdictions.
2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Early Career Research – Dr Justin Trounson
Dr Justin Trounson was awarded the 2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Early Career Research at Swinburne University of Technology.
His research involves conducting applied research that supports the wellbeing and resilience of vulnerable and marginalised groups. This includes research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, prisoners and asylum seekers. Justin also conducts research into workplace wellbeing, exploring ways to foster wellbeing and resilience in employees.
Alongside the continuation of his role as a lecturer, Justin has also been appointed as the university’s first Aboriginal Research Fellow.
Congratulations Stephane and Justin!