August 10, 2016, by Kevin Browne

Conference presentation

Eliza-Jane Corson, Forensic Psychologist in Training (final year) was selected by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) annual conference to present her poster on mentalising and personality disorder in young offenders, which is now being written up for her academic thesis. Jayne is supervised by Associate Professor Vincent Egan of the Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology.

“This was the first time that I had attended the DFP Conference and I can definitely say that it won’t be the last! The DFP Conference provides one of the biggest platforms within the field of forensic psychology to present research and it is for this reason that I chose to apply to present my doctoral research poster at the conference.  In addition to gaining first hand insight into current research studies, the conference also provides the opportunity to network with other professionals and experts within the field.  Furthermore, another interesting aspect of the conference was the oral presentations, which I found to be very relevant to my role as a Forensic Psychologist in Training.”

–Eliza-Jane Corson

Academic staff associated with the Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology also presented at the Brighton conference.

Professor Kevin Browne spoke on “a random control trial exploring the effects of brief anger management on community based offenders in Malta”; Dr Simon Duff organised an invited symposium on stalking and also gave a research presentation on “the effect of newspaper soft-core pornography on attitudes towards women and rape”; and Dr Vincent Egan presented a talk “Can you identify violent extremists using just a screening checklist and open-source intelligence” based on his paper in The Journal of Threat Assessment and Management.

Further links on Dr Duff’s findings on soft-core pornography and attitudes can be found here:


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