Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare), Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Nina Papalia is a postdoctoral researcher with the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology. She is also a clinical and forensic psychologist with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare), providing specialist psychological assessment and treatment to justice-involved people with complex mental health profiles. Her research interests are broadly in understanding and treating violent behaviour and its adverse consequences. She has particular interest and expertise in the criminal justice and health outcomes experienced by children who are victims of violence, trauma, and abuse. Dr Papalia was awarded a prestigious 2020 Fulbright Fellowship to investigate the relationship between child maltreatment and later violence perpetration in an effort to improve prevention.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Clinical and forensic psychologist, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare)
  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology

Education

  • 2017 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic)
  • 2011 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)