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Professor James Ogloff

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


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

Fields of Research

  • Forensic Psychology - 170104


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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