- An experienced and self-driven Psychologist,
with 20-years experience spanning several specialised areas in the
- From initial training and employment
as an Organisational Psychologist, diversified into forensic and clinical
psychology with a track record in private and public sector organisations
as well as in managing my own business.
- Focus on the psychology of deliberate
fire setting since 1995.
- Skilled in applying a forthright manner
when offering clear guidance on policy and related matters, and tact
and sensitivity when working with staff at all levels.
- Developed a unique screening tool for
arson propensity in firefighters.
- Conducted the largest study into serial
arson in Australia involving reviews of police records and face to
face interviews with over 140 convicted offenders.
- A background as a communicator and
educator, resulting in well planned and effective communication skills,
underpinned by knowledge of identified arson trends and cultural issues.
Strong background in analysis and evaluation and skilled at assisting
organisations to identify strategies tailored to meet the unique needs
of individual divisions.
- Specialised knowledge of niche areas
of adult fire-setting including female arsonists, bushfire arsonists,
urban/rural arson characteristics, profit-based arsonists, progression
of child fire play to adult arson, firefighter arson, suicide by fire,
and media influence on fire-setting behaviour.
Master of Psychology (Clinical) / PhD
Master of Science (Investigative Psychology)
University of Liverpool, UK.
Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychological
University of South Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Organisational
- CFS / S.A. Great Campaign Foundation
- Queens Trust Award, 1995
- CFS/S.A. Great Campaign / Services
S.A. Scholarship, 1998 - 2001
- Thesis Write-Up Stipend, 2004
- Australian Psychological Society – Member
Associate member (Forensic)
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