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Dr Nichola Tyler

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology


Dr Nichola Tyler is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science. Nichola completed her PhD at the University of Kent (UK) and has held academic positions at universities in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. Nichola’s research focuses on improving understanding, assessment, and prevention of deliberate firesetting and arson, and legal professionals' wellbeing. She has particular expertise in qualitative research methods and intervention evaluation. 

Research interests

Forensic Psychology; arson; firesetting; justice professionals' wellbeing; assessment and intervention for offending behaviour

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Forensic Psychology - 520103

Teaching areas

Forensic Psychology


Also published as: Tyler, Nichola; Tyler, N.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2024: Evaluation of the 2022 stalking training and response pilot project *; Victoria Police Centre
  • 2024: Evidence-based interventions for justice-involved young people with a cognitive disability *; Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

* Chief Investigator

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