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Dr Melanie Simmons

Senior Catalyst Research Fellow

Biography

Melanie Simmons is a post-doctoral research fellow with the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science’ Catalyst Consortium. Her research broadly focuses on understanding and assessing violent, sexual, and general criminal behaviour. Melanie is also a psychologist for the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare). Currently, she works in a rehab unit at a forensic mental health hospital, working with individuals with complex mental health issues.

Research interests

Forensic Psychology

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Forensic Psychology - 520103

Teaching areas

Forensic Psychology

Publications

Also published as: Simmons, Melanie; Simmons, M.; Simmons, M. L.; Simmons, Melanie L.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: Validating a risk assessment instrument to identify patients at risk of deliberate self-harm to assist nurses to intervene early *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2020: Emergency department presentations for mental illness, substance use, and self-harm among family violence victims and perpetrators: Identifying opportunities for prevention. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant

* Chief Investigator