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
- McTackett, L.,Thomas, S. (2017). Police Perceptions of Irrational Unstable Behaviours and Use of Force In: Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 32, 163 - 171
- Nixon, M.,Thomas, S.,Daffern, M.,Ogloff, J. (2017). Estimating the risk of crime and victimisation in people with intellectual disability: a data-linkage study In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52, 617 - 626
- Sowerby, J.,Thomas, S. (2017). A mixed methods study of the mental health and criminal justice histories of missing persons In: Police Practice and Research, 18, 87 - 98
- Cashman, E.,Thomas, S. (2017). Does Mental Illness Impact the Incidence of Crime and Victimisation among Young People? In: Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 24, 33 - 46
- Thomas, S.,Watson, A. (2017). A focus for mental health training for police In: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 3, 93 - 104
- Fogden, B.,Thomas, S.,Daffern, M.,Ogloff, J. (2016). Crime and victimisation in people with intellectual disability: A case linkage study In: BMC Psychiatry, 16, 1 - 9
- Shepherd, S.,Ogloff, J.,Thomas, S. (2016). Are Australian prisons meeting the needs of Indigenous offenders? In: Health and Justice, 4, 1 - 9
- McKinnon, I.,Thomas, S.,Noga, H.,Senior, J. (2016). Police custody health care: A review of health morbidity, models of care and innovations within police custody in the UK, with international comparisons In: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 9, 213 - 226
- 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)
1 PhD Current Supervisions