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Dr Justin Trounson

Inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Fellow
PhD (Clinical Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Biography

Dr Justin Trounson holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology. He is a registered Clinical Psychologist with previous experience working as a clinician within maximum-security correctional facilities in Australia and has conducted numerous forensic and clinical psychology research projects within Australia. Justin lectures in Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Personality and across the health sciences. His research interests involve conducting applied research that supports the wellbeing and resilience of vulnerable and marginalised groups. This includes research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, prisoners, asylum seekers, people living with disability, at-risk youth, women experiencing domestic violence. Justin also conducts research into workplace wellbeing, exploring ways to foster wellbeing and resilience in employees. This includes researching and developing preventative workplace initiatives for those working in high-risk occupational settings such as corrections, police and firefighters. He undertakes research into the cognitive processes underpinning psychological resilience and wellbeing in clinical, correctional and forensic populations.

Justin was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award for Research Excellence in 2020. 

Research interests

Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychology; Social Psychology

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Applied And Developmental Psychology - 520100
  • Biological Psychology - 520200
  • Clinical And Health Psychology - 520300
  • Cognitive And Computational Psychology - 520400
  • Social And Personality Psychology - 520500

Teaching areas

Clinical Psychology;Forensic Psychology;Social Psychology

Awards

  • 2020, Swinburne, VC Award Research Excellence - Early Career, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, Swinburne, Nominated for Excellent Thesis in Psychology Award APS, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, Swinburne, Inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Fellowship, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2013, Swinburne, Student Achievement Award , Swinburne University of Technology

Publications

Also published as: Trounson, Justin; Trounson, J.; Trounson, J. S.; Trounson, Justin S.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: Pilot of wellbeing training for probation officers *; HM Prison and Probation Service Fund Scheme
  • 2020: Evaluation of New and Enhanced Service Responses to Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse (RFQ) *; Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (Qld)
  • 2020: Evaluation of the Indigenous Group of Learning *; Monash University
  • 2020: The consideration of culture In pre-sentence reports *; Australian Institute of Criminology Research Grants
  • 2019: 20/20 Draft Project Concept Phase *; Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • 2019: Building Strong Communities with Good Governance *; Marra Worra Worra
  • 2019: Evaluation of the YSS/AYSS (Youth Support Service/Aboriginal Youth Support Service Evaluation Requirements) *; Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • 2018: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement in Disability Services *; Swinburne Research, DVCR&D - Internal contributions
  • 2018: Correctional Service of Canada Wellbeing Training *; The Correctional Service of Canada Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Evaluation of the Forensicare Boon-Gim Ngaga Assessment Package *; Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health
  • 2015: Evaluation Services - Smoke Free Prisons Project *; Victorian Department of Justice

* Chief Investigator


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