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    Forensic Mental Health Research

    The Forensic Mental Health Research Team (the team), led by Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean (Chair Forensic Mental Health, UNSW) has been established to develop a robust and integrated program of priority-driven research that is focused on clinically relevant aetiological and interventional research.  The overall objective of the team is to contribute to the improvement of health outcomes for those with mental illness in contact with the criminal justice system in NSW.  In addition, the team is committed to producing high-quality scientific research output that will play a role in informing future policy and service development initiatives locally and nationally as well as contributing to the international evidence-base.

    The team’s work includes:

    • Directly undertaking/leading research projects
    • Working collaboratively with the Network’s Research and Evaluation Service and Research Strategy Team
    • Supporting clinicians and other researchers across the Network in developing and carrying out clinical research projects in forensic mental health
    • Providing research training to clinical staff; and
    • Supporting clinicians in higher degree research activities.

    Current Key Projects:

    • Stages of Psychosis in Prisons
    • Mental Health Screening in Reception Centres
    • Care pathways of individuals diverted from local court into the mental health system in New South Wales
    • Forensic Mental Health Survey (part of the Network Patient Health Survey 2015 project)

    Contact us

    If you require further information about Forensic Mental Health Research within JH&FMHN, please contact:

    Kimberlie Dean
    Chair Forensic Mental Health & A/Professor, Forensic Mental Health
    Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
    PO Box 150
    Matraville NSW 2036
    P: 02 9700 3854
    E: kimberlie.dean@justicehealth.nsw.gov.au


    Daria Korobanova
    Senior Research Officer, Forensic Mental Health
    Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
    PO Box 150
    Matraville NSW 2036
    P: 02 9700 3830
    E: daria.korobanova@justicehealth.nsw.gov.au

    For further information about the team, please visit: http://forensicmentalhealth.med.unsw.edu.au/