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Dr Justin Trounson

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


Dr Justin Trounson holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology. He is a registered Psychologist with previous experience working as a clinician within a maximum-security correctional facility in Australia and has functioned as a senior research assistant for numerous forensic psychology research projects within Australia. Justin has lectured and tutored in Forensic Psychology and undertakes research into the cognitive processes underpinning psychological resilience and wellbeing in clinical, correctional and forensic populations. Dr Trounson also works with the Centre for Forensic and Behavioural Science as a project manager of a collaborative research grant that funds a range of research projects conducted within Australian prisons aimed at enhancing wellbeing and resilience in officer and offender populations.

Research interests

Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychology; Social Psychology

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Associate students as Masters & Doctoral Supervision.

Fields of Research

  • Psychology - 170100

Teaching areas

Clinical Psychology;Forensic Psychology;Social Psychology


  • 2017, Swinburne, Nominated for Excellent Thesis in Psychology Award APS, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2013, Swinburne, Student Achievement Award , Swinburne University of Technology


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

  • 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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