Dr Nina Papalia
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Bachelor of Psychology (Hons.), Monash University, Australia
Nina Papalia is a post-doctoral early career research fellow and clinical/forensic psychology registrar. She was awarded her Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours in 2011 from Monash University. She completed her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology) at Swinburne University of Technology in 2017. Her doctoral thesis examined the long-term negative outcomes associated with childhood sexual abuse, with a particular focus on offending, further victimisation, and mental health morbidity outcomes. Nina is currently undertaking post-doctoral research with the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, working on a wide range of projects related to the nexus between child protection and juvenile offending, the long-term outcomes of childhood sexual abuse, effective interventions for violent offenders, and the management of persistently violent and sexual offenders. Nina is also employed part-time as a psychologist with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare), providing psychological assessment and treatment services to imprisoned adult offenders with complex needs and challenging behaviours.
Child sexual abuse; childhood maltreatment; juvenile offending; violence intervention; sex offender management; clinical psychology; forensic psychology; developmental psychology
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.
Available to supervise honours students.
Fields of Research
- Forensic Psychology - 170104
- Causes And Prevention Of Crime - 160201
- Developmental Psychology And Ageing - 170102
- 2019, National, ECR Mentoring Scheme Award Recipient (Mentee), funded by Prof Joy Damousi’s Australian Research Council Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship, University of Melbourne
- 2018, International, Fay Honey Knopp Award, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
- 2018, National, Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists Student Prize, Australian Psychological Society
- 2017, Swinburne, Finalist: Iain Wallace Medal For Best Doctoral Thesis, Swinburne University of Technology
- 2013, National, Australian Postgraduate Award, Swinburne University of Technology
- 2011, Other, Tom Triggs Prize for Highest Mark in Bachelor of Psychology, Monash University
- 2011, Other, Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Summer Vacation Research Scholarship, Monash University
Also published as: Papalia, Nina; Papalia, N.; Papalia, Giovanna; Papalia, G.; Papalia, N. L.; Papalia, Nina L.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2020: Evaluation of New and Enhanced Service Responses to Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse (RFQ) *; Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (Qld)
- 2018: RFQ Submission - Adolescent Violence Intervention Programs *; Department of Justice and Regulation Fund Scheme
* Chief Investigator
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