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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).  

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