Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean

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A/Professor Kimberlie Dean, BMedSci(Hons) MBBS MRCPsych RANZCP MSc PhD, holds the Inaugural Chair in Forensic Mental Health, a joint appointment with UNSW School of Psychiatry and Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network, NSW.  She is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and holds an honorary appointment as Clinical Senior Lecturer in Forensic Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.  She completed her medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 1999 and then obtained a training position at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital in London, completing basic psychiatry training and specialist training in forensic psychiatry.  She also undertook Masters degrees in Forensic Mental Health Science and in Epidemiology, and completed a PhD in Psychiatry, at the University of London.  She was appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at the Institute of Psychiatry and South London & Maudsley NHS Trust in 2008, returning to Australia to take up the Chair of Forensic Mental Health in 2011.  Her research interests focus on applying epidemiological and clinical research methods to questions in the field of forensic mental health, particularly the understanding the link between psychosis and risk of violence, risk of victimisation among those with severe mental illness, and evaluation of effectiveness of clinical forensic mental health interventions.