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I am a Lecturer in Psychology and a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. I completed my BSc in Psychology at the University of Kent. I continued my studies with an ESRC-funded MSc and PhD in Forensic Psychology. I specialise in the application of research and evidence to the law, by focusing on how attainment of basic human needs impacta on behaviour. I research this in relation to gang membership and hate crime. I also research topics where law change is debated, including assisted dying. I specialise in offender rehabilitation and intervention, focusing on strength-based approaches, such as the Good Lives Model.

I have a number of published papers on street gang membership and evidence-based practice in Forensic and NHS services. My current research focuses on the application of the Good Lives Model, a novel approach to offender rehabilitation, to street gang members. This model suggests all individuals have life priorities, and when these cannot be achieved pro-socially, they instead pursue these through offending behaviours. This model has not been applied to street gang membership previously.

I have played a key role in organising a number of public engagement events. Topics include street gang membership, growing up in a digital age, forensic psychological approach to violence, and using polygraphs with individuals who have sexually offended.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society, Eurogang Network, and British Federation of Women Graduates.

Courses taught

Psychology (Forensic Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Mental Health and Clinical Psychology - MSc

Psychology - MSc

Psychology (Child Development) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Clinical Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Criminology - BSc (Hons)

Psychological Counselling - BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Lauren Joanne MurphyDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Ms Kateryna ChiiachenkoDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Lauren MurphyPhD
PhD Forensic Psychology

University of Kent

2017
MSc Forensic Psychology (Distinction)

University of Kent

2016
2017
BSc (Hons) Psychology (1st Class)

University of Kent

2013
2016
Emotion Focused Therapy - Level 1

International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy

2017
2017
Lecturer in Psychology
University of Kent

Responsibilities included teaching on Clinical and Forensic Psychology modules to undergraduate and postgraduate students, developing new materials and marking essays.

2017
2020
Education
Research Assistant
University of Kent

I held two separate Research Assistant Roles at the University of Kent.

With Professor Theresa Gannon, responsibilities included conducting a meta-analysis assessing the success of offender rehabilitation, dependent on practitioner characteristics. I was responsible for editing journal articles and book chapters. I also managed the administration for the journal 'Psychology, Crime and Law'.

In my role as research assistant to Dr Nichola Tyler, I conducted data analysis examining the effectiveness of the 'Fire Intervention Programme for Mentally Disordered Offenders'.

2013
2019
Education
Research Internship
University of Kent

I assisted on the evaluation of polygraph use for individuals who had sexually offended. Responsibilities included transcribing and qualitatively evaluating police and client interviews, and creating quantitative questionnaires to examine the views of members of the public.

2019
2019
Education
Research Assistant
Kent & Medway Partnership Trust (KMPT)

I conducted a national survey of evidence-based practice in UK Forensic Mental Health Units. Responsibilities included contacting stakeholders, developing questionnaires, data collection and analysis, and write-up of a journal article.

2015
2017
Other public sector
Research Internship
NHS

I conducted a qualitative study, utilizing Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, examining the use of evidence-based practice in community nursing. Responsibilities included contacting stakeholders, creating an interview schedule, conducting focus-groups, literature reviews, transcription and analysis.

2015
2015
Other public sector
FunderYear wonProjectRole
NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE&I)2022IAdaptCo-Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Children’s involvement in street gangs: The role of dyslexiaChildren’s involvement in street gangs: The role of dyslexiaPrincipal InvestigatorSociety for Research in Child DevelopmentOPEN In preparationJan 2023
PhD Studentship: The Nehemiah ProjectPhD Studentship: The Nehemiah ProjectPrincipal InvestigatorThe Nehemiah ProjectOPEN In preparationAug 2022
British Psychological Society
2014
Division of Forensic Psychology, BPS
2014
Eurogang Network
2017
British Federation of Women Graduates
2018

I am a guest editor of a special issue, entitled 'collaborative approaches to preventing serious violence in the community'

Guest editor
2021
2021

Filter publications

Systematic review of ‘Good Lives’ assumptions and interventions
Mallion, J. S., Wood, J. L. and Mallion, A. (2020). Systematic review of ‘Good Lives’ assumptions and interventions. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 55, p. 101510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2020.101510

Street Gang Intervention: Review and Good Lives Extension
Mallion, J. and Wood, J. (2020). Street Gang Intervention: Review and Good Lives Extension. Social Sciences. 9 (9), p. e160. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9090160

Good Lives Model and street gang membership: A review and application
Mallion, J.S. and Wood, J.L. (2020). Good Lives Model and street gang membership: A review and application. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2020.101393

Does specialized psychological treatment for offending reduce recidivism? A meta-analysis examining staff and program variables as predictors of treatment effectiveness
Mallion, J (2019). Does specialized psychological treatment for offending reduce recidivism? A meta-analysis examining staff and program variables as predictors of treatment effectiveness. Clinical Psychology Review. 73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2019.101752

What is the evidence for offense-specific group treatment programs for forensic patients?
Mallion, J. S., Tyler, N. and Miles, H. L. (2019). What is the evidence for offense-specific group treatment programs for forensic patients? International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. 19 (2), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/14999013.2019.1648344

Comparison of Emotional Dispositions between Street Gang and Non-Gang Prisoners
Mallion, J. S. and Wood, J. L. (2018). Comparison of Emotional Dispositions between Street Gang and Non-Gang Prisoners. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518789147

Emotional processes and gang membership: A narrative review.
Mallion, J. S. and Wood, J. L. (2018). Emotional processes and gang membership: A narrative review. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 43 (1), pp. 56-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2018.10.001

Community- and hospital-based nurses’ implementation of evidence-based practice: are there any differences?
Mallion, J. S. and Brooke, J. L. (2016). Community- and hospital-based nurses’ implementation of evidence-based practice: are there any differences? British Journal of Community Nursing. 21 (3). https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2016.21.3.148

“The problem was dying badly, and the answer was dying well” Assisted Dying: A policy briefing
Mallion, J.S. and Murphy, L. (2022). “The problem was dying badly, and the answer was dying well” Assisted Dying: A policy briefing.

Psychology of Gang Involvement
Mallion, J. Wood, J.L., Mallion, J.S. and Frisby-Osman, S. (ed.) (2022). Psychology of Gang Involvement. London Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).

Good Lives Model: Importance of Interagency Collaboration in Preventing Violent Recidivism
Mallion, J. (2021). Good Lives Model: Importance of Interagency Collaboration in Preventing Violent Recidivism. Societies. 11 (3), p. e96. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc11030096