Dr Margaret Nixon
- Faculty of Health, Arts & Design
- School of Health Sciences
- Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science
- Alphington Hawthorn campus
Dr Nixon is a Lecturer in forensic behavioural science at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, and is the Convenor of the professional graduate programs in Forensic Behavioural Science, Forensic Mental Health Nursing, and Specialised Forensic Assessment and Risk Management. She completed her PhD at Monash University, and has worked across many large research projects in both health and forensic research areas. She has particular expertise in the management of sensitive information, data linkage methodologies, qualitative research and service evaluations. Her research interests include intellectual disability, dual disability, prison based interventions and the intersection between offending and victimisation.
Forensic Psychology; Mental Health; Disability
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.
PhD topics and outlines
Borderline intellectual disability and criminal offending: People with borderline intellectual disability (ID) share risk factors for offending with people with ID, but not the same support. This project will determine the impact that borderline ID has on offending prevalence and trajectories .
Available to supervise honours students.
Fields of Research
- Forensic Psychology - 170104
- Mental Health - 111714
Also published as: Nixon, Margaret; Nixon, M.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2017: Ravenhall FMH Services Evaluation *; Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health
- 2015: Evaluation Services - Smoke Free Prisons Project *; Victorian Department of Justice
* Chief Investigator
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