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Professor James Ogloff

Foundation Professor of Forensic Behavioural Science and Director, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science

Biography

Professor James R. P. Ogloff AM is the Foundation Professor of Forensic Behavioural Science and Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology. He is also Director of Psychological Services and Research at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) and a Fellow of the Canadian, American and Australian psychological societies as well as the International Association of Applied Psychology.

Professor Ogloff has worked in clinical and forensic psychology in a variety of settings for 35 years, publishing 17 books and more than 265 scholarly articles and book chapters. In 2015, Professor Ogloff was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, recognised for significant service to education and to the law as a forensic psychologist, academic, researcher and practitioner.

In addition to his research and clinical work, Professor Ogloff regularly consults to correctional services, youth justice services, and the police. He sits on a number of boards and advisory committees and has chaired government task forces exploring matters such as the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders and the provision of mental health services in jails and prisons. He has also conducted many reviews in justice and health involving matters such as youth justice services, murder by people on parole, suicide and deaths in custody, mental illness among Aboriginal prisoners, violence and aggression among young offenders, self-harm and suicide among immigration detainees.

Research interests

Forensic psychology; Offending behaviour; Mental illness and offending; Sexual offending; Arson; Jury decision making; Policing and mental health; Psychopathy

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Forensic Psychology - 170104

Teaching areas

Forensic Psychology;Forensic Psychology

Awards

  • 2015, National, Member of the Order of Australia (General Division), Government of Australia
  • 2013, National, Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2012, National, Donald Andrews Career Contribution Award for Criminal Justice Psychology, Canadian Psychological Association
  • 2009, National, Australian Psychological Society College of Forensic Psychologists Distinguished Contributions Award, Australian Psychological Society
  • 2005, Other, Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring, American Psychology-Law Society
  • 1996, Select, Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs Award for Excellence in Professional Training, Canadian Council of Professional Psychology
  • 1995, Select, Saleem Shah Award , American Psychology Law Society & the American Academy of Forensic Psychology
  • 1990, Other, Award for Contributions to Students, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Parents' Association

Publications

Also published as: Ogloff, James; Ogloff, J.; Ogloff, J. P.; Ogloff, J. R. P.; Ogloff, James R.; Ogloff, James R. P.; Ogloff, Jim
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Catalyst Consortium - Australian Consortium for Research Excellence in Reducing Persistent Violence and Sexual Offending *; Corrections Victoria
  • 2017: Development of Reintegration Assessmentpackage for Corrections Victoria *; Corrections Victoria
  • 2017: PhD scholarship for Reece Cossar *; Burnet Institute
  • 2017: QLD Forensic Disability Service Review *; Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
  • 2017: Ravenhall FMH Services Evaluation *; Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health
  • 2016: 2016 Visiting Fellowships Scheme - Barry Rosenfeld *; Visiting Fellowships Scheme
  • 2016: An evaluation of the case management model (in particular the application of the GLM) for serious sex offenders in Victoria. *; Corrections Victoria
  • 2016: Building an integrated system for Australian bushfire prevention *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2016: Effective judicial supervision of offender rehabilitation project. *; Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program
  • 2016: Evaluation of Programs for Serious Violent Offenders *; Corrections Victoria
  • 2016: The Family Violence Project:Improving the health and safety of family violence victims via evidence-based policing *; MRNWM-ML Legacy Grants Program
  • 2016: Validation of the Violence Risk Scale (VRS) *; Victorian Department of Justice
  • 2015: Evaluation of MFMHU service delivery/update, impact and outcome *; Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health
  • 2015: Evaluation Services - Smoke Free Prisons Project *; Victorian Department of Justice
  • 2015: Ravenhall Prison Service Evaluation *; Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health
  • 2014: Aboriginal prisoners with cognitive impairment - Is this the highest risk group? *; Australian Institute of Criminology Research Grants
  • 2014: Enhancing wellbeing and resilience within prisons: A psycho-educational approach for the missing middle. *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2014: The Enhanced Family Violence Unit: integrating policing and forensic mental health *; MRNWM-ML
  • 2014: The relationship between mental illness and offending among Australian Young Offenders *; Australian Institute of Criminology Research Grants
  • 2011: Asking the Right Questions: Improving Juror Comprehension of Judicial Directions *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator


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