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Professor Michael Daffern

Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology
PhD, UniSA, Australia; Masters of Psychology (Clinical), Uni of Newcastle, Australia; Bachelor of Science (Psychology), UNSW, Australia

Biography

Professor Michael Daffern is convener of Swinburne’s Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic) training program and the Graduate Diploma of Forensic Psychology. In 2015, he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.

Professor Daffern’s research interests focus on aggression and violent behaviour, and the assessment and treatment of offenders. A clinical psychologist by training, Professor Daffern has worked in prisons and in general and forensic mental health services in Australia and the UK since 1992.

Professor Daffern also has an appointment as Consultant Principal Psychologist with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare). He is former chair of the Australian Psychological Society College of Forensic Psychologists, and was awarded the Distinguished Contribution in Forensic Psychology award from the Australian Psychological Society in 2013.


Research interests

Forensic psychology; Violence; Offender rehabilitation and assessment

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

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

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Psychology And Cognitive Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified - 179999

Awards

  • 2015, National, Fellow of the APS, APS
  • 2011, National, Distinguished Contribution Award, APS College of Forensic Psychologists

Publications

Also published as: Daffern, Michael; Daffern, M.
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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
  • 2016: An evaluation of the case management model (in particular the application of the GLM) for serious sex offenders in Victoria. *; Corrections Victoria
  • 2016: Evaluation of Programs for Serious Violent Offenders *; Corrections Victoria
  • 2016: Standardising the use of physical restraint RFQ C4905 *; Auckland University of Technology
  • 2014: Development of Individual Intervention Service Delivery Model (IISDM) *; Corrections Victoria
  • 2014: Enhancing wellbeing and resilience within prisons: A psycho-educational approach for the missing middle. *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator


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