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Dr Ashley Dunne

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Forensic Psychology


Dr Ashley Dunne is a senior lecturer in clinical forensic psychology. She received her Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with First Class Honours from the Australian National University in 2010 and was awarded the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Swinburne University of Technology in 2017. Ashley's research interests focus on dimensional conceptualisations of personality disorder, aggression and violence, schema therapy, and the development of therapeutic and rehabilitative approaches for offenders. In her clinical capacity, Ashley has worked in a high-secure therapeutic environment for violent and sexual offenders with severe mental illness and complex and challenging behaviour, and in private practice.

Research interests

Personality disorder; Aggression; Violence; Schema therapy; Offender rehabilitation/intervention

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Teaching areas

Personaity disorder


  • 2019, National, Maconochie Prize, Australian Psychological Society College of Forensic Psychologists
  • 2019, Swinburne, First place, early career researcher category – Swinburne Research Conference, Swinburne University of Technology


Also published as: Dunne, Ashley; Dunne, A.; Dunne, A. L.; Dunne, Ashley L.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: RFQ Submission - Adolescent Violence Intervention Programs *; Department of Justice and Regulation Fund Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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