Swinburne University of Technology Psychology Professor Michael Daffern has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Professor Daffern, who is part of Swinburne’s Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, is a clinical psychologist who has worked in prisons and in general and forensic mental health services in Australia and the United Kingdom since 1992.
He is convener of the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic) training program and the Graduate Diploma of Forensic Psychology.
Professor Daffern said it was an honour to be one of only 220 Fellows of the APS, which has a membership base of 22,000.
“Being elected as a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society is a great personal honour, but it is also a reward for my colleagues and family who have provided the support and opportunities that have allowed me to contribute to the Society and our profession more broadly.”
The grade of Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society recognises a current member who has made a substantial contribution to the APS over at least five years, and who has made a substantial and innovative contribution to the advancement of psychological knowledge, or the advancement of professional psychological practice whether through his or her own work or by organising and developing the work of others.