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Brain injury and the criminal justice system workshop

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Monday June 27th saw an engaging, pioneering and productive workshop centred on the interaction between people with a brain injury and the criminal justice system. Hosted by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Offender Health and Brain Injury Australia this is the first time a national group has set out to discuss this issue important but neglected issue.  As many as 80% of adult prisoners report sustaining a traumatic brain injury.  Opened by Dr.

New: "A Critical Review of Mental Health Court Liaison Services in Australia: A first national survey"

Davidson, F., Heffernan, E., Greenberg, D., Butler, T., & Burgess, P. (2016). A Critical Review of Mental Health Court Liaison Services in Australia: A first national survey. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2016.1155509

 

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New "Mental Health Liaison and Diversion: Court Liaison Services & Mental Health Court Programs in Australia"

Mental Health Liaison and Diversion: Court Liaison Services & Mental Health Court Programs in Australia, a report by Fiona Davidson (2015).

 

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Recruiting now - Omega-3 and offending study

Recruiting now!

The Omega-3 study is currently recruiting males with repeat-violent offending histories in the Newcastle area.  

 

For more information or to determine your eligibility or that of someone you know, please contact our Clinical Trials Co-ordinator Laura Miles at Laura.miles@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4033 5739.

 

 

CRE in Offender Health PhD Scholarship

PhD Scholarship opportunity

The Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Offender Health, located at the Kirby Institute, UNSW is offering a three year PhD scholarship.  The PhD candidate will work on a project that aims to evaluate societal and prisoner preferences for healthcare spending in the prison setting through economic evaluation (using Contingent Valuation and Discrete Choice Experiment methods).  

Dr Alexandra King presents on Indigenous women in Canada and the criminal justice system

On the 28th August 2014, the CRE in Offender Health hosted Dr Alexandra King at the Kirby Institute.

Dr Alexandra King MD, FRCPC is a member of Nipissing First Nation (Ontario), 2014-15 James Kreppner Fellow at the Canadian HIV Trials Network and PhD student at Simon Fraser University.

During her time at the Kirby Insitute, Dr King presented on her PhD research work looking at Indigenous women in Canada and the criminal justice system, an abstract of her presentation can be found below.

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