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Dr Ashley Dunne

SoHS Forensicare Research Fellow-1


Dr Ashley Dunne is an early career research fellow and psychologist. She received her Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with First Class Honours from the Australian National University in 2010. Ashley was awarded the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Swinburne University of Technology in 2017. Ashley's research interests focus on aggression and violence, personality disorder, schema therapy, and the development of therapeutic and rehabilitative approaches for offenders. She has been involved in a range of research projects, including: examining the role of personality disorder traits and psychological constructs to the aggressive behaviour of offenders and the evaluation of group intervention programs for high risk violent offenders. Currently, she is developing a schema therapy informed violence intervention module for adult offenders. In her clinical capacity, Ashley is employed by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) and works in a high-secure therapeutic environment for violent and sexual offenders with severe mental illness and complex and challenging behaviour.

Research interests

Personality disorder; aggression; violence; offender intervention; schema therapy; therapeutic alliance; forensic psychology; clinical psychology

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.


  • 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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