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)
- Henshaw, M.,Spivak, B.,Thomas, S. (2018). Striking the right balance: police experience, perceptions and use of independent support persons during interviews involving people with intellectual disability In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 31, 201 - 211
- Adams, J.,Thomas, S.,Mackinnon, T.,Eggleton, D. (2018). The risks, needs and stages of recovery of a complete forensic patient cohort in an Australian state In: BMC Psychiatry, 18, 1 - 13
- Watson, R.,Daffern, M.,Thomas, S. (2018). In Press- The impact of sex offender's interpersonal style, treatment readiness and the therapeutic alliance on treatment gain In: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, , 1 - 21
- Stevenson, E.,Thomas, S. (2018). In Press - A 10 year follow-up study of young people reported missing to the police for the first time in 2005 In: Journal of Youth Studies, , 1 - 15
- 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
- Kinghorn, G.,Halcomb, E.,Froggatt, T.,Thomas, S. (2017). Transitioning into new clinical areas of practice: An integrative review of the literature In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26, 4223 - 4233
- Kesic, D.,Thomas, S. (2017). Attempted suspect-provoked shootings in Victoria: prevalence and characteristics In: Policing, 40, 704 - 718
- 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