Stuart Thomas is a Professor in Justice and Legal Studies with RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Professor Stuart Thomas specialises in mental health epidemiology.
His background is in psychology and law; he completed his PhD in Health Services Research specialising in Forensic Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
Stuart's research interests span police contact with vulnerable and otherwise marginalised populations, mental health stigma, missing persons, police decision-making, police use of force and outcome measurement.
He has also supervised 11 Doctoral students to completion (3 PhD, 8 Professional Doctorate), 5 Masters students to completion, and 16 Honours students to completion.
Currently Stuart is the Course Coordinator for JUST2323 Introduction to Criminal Psychology.
- PhD Health Services Research / Forensic Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, England (2005)
- MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England (2002)
- LLM Criminal Justice (by Distinction), University of Kent at Canterbury, England (2002)
- BA (Honours) Social Science, University of Leicester, England (1995)
- Watson, R.,Daffern, M.,Thomas, S. (2017). The impact of interpersonal style and interpersonal complementarity on the therapeutic alliance between therapists and offenders in sex offender treatment In: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 29, 107 - 127
- Ching, H.,Daffern, M.,Thomas, S. (2017). A comparison of offending trajectories in violent youth according to violence type In: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 27, 8 - 14
- Rudd, C.,Thomas, S. (2016). The prevalence, mental health and criminal characteristics of potential problem gamblers in a substance using treatment seeking population In: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14, 700 - 714
- Martin, T.,Thomas, S. (2015). Police officers' views of their encounters with people with personality disorder In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22, 125 - 132
- Fougere, A.,Daffern, M.,Thomas, S. (2015). Does resilience predict recidivism in young offenders? In: Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 22, 198 - 212
- Papalia, N.,Thomas, S. (2015). Changes in the prevalence and nature of violent crime by youth in Victoria, Australia In: Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 22, 213 - 223
- Castelletti, L.,Lasalvia, A.,Molinari, E.,Thomas, S.,Stratic�, E.,Bonetto, C. (2015). A standardised tool for assessing needs in forensic psychiatric population: Clinical validation of the Italian CANFOR, staff version In: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 24, 274 - 281
- Nanayakkara, V.,Ogloff, J.,Thomas, S. (2015). From haystacks to hospitals: An evolving understanding of mental disorder and firesetting In: International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 14, 66 - 75
- Chu, C.,Daffern, M.,Thomas, S.,Ang, Y.,Long, M.,O'Brien, K. (2015). Determinants of gang affiliation in Singaporean youth offenders: Social and familial factors In: Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 7, 19 - 32
- Thomas, S.,Thomas, S. (2015). The Big Gamble: The need for a comprehensive research approach to understanding the causes and consequences of gambling harm in Australia In: Australasian Epidemiologist, 22, 39 - 42
- To evaluate the Youth Diversion Pilot Program which operates in the Children's Court of Victoria. Funded by: Children's Court of Victoria Grant 2016 from (2016 to 2016)
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