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UNSW Psychiatry and Mental Health - Academic Forum

24 August 2022
4.00pm – 5.00pm AEST
Professor Kimberlie Dean

Risk of both violent victimisation and violence perpetration are known to be elevated amongst people with mental illness compared with those in the general population. It is often claimed that the risk of victimization is greater than of perpetration for those with mental illness but evidence to support this is limited. The focus of the talk will be on the findings and implications of a recent systematic review of the topic and a new analysis of population-based data using Danish National Register data.

Professor Kimberlie Dean is Head of the Discipline of Psychiatry and Mental Health and Chair of Forensic Mental Health at UNSW. She trained at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital in London, completing clinical training in Forensic Psychiatry and a PhD in Epidemiological Psychiatry. Her research interests include understanding links between mental illness and offending behaviour including violence and testing interventions in mentally disorder offender samples. She is currently involved in a range of research projects involving survey methodology, data linkage and intervention evaluation.