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I am a Lecturer in Psychology. I completed my BSc in Psychology at the University of Kent. I continued my studies with an Economic and Social Research Council funded MSc and PhD in Forensic Psychology. Alongside my degrees, I have undertaken multiple research internships and held Research Assistant posts examining evidence-based practice in both forensic and NHS settings.
My research interests focus on group-based offending, including street gang membership, and disability hate crime. I have an interest in offender rehabilitation and intervention, with a focus on strength-based approaches, such as the Good Lives Model.
I conduct qualitative and quantitative research.
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.
Psychology (Forensic Psychology) - BSc (Hons)
Psychology - BSc (Hons)
Mental Health and Clinical Psychology - MSc
Psychology - MSc
Postgraduate Research Supervision
|Ms Kateryna Chiiachenko||Doctoral Research Project||PhD|
University of Kent
University of Kent
University of Kent
International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy
Responsibilities included teaching on Clinical and Forensic Psychology modules to undergraduate and postgraduate students, developing new materials and marking essays.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
|NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE&I)||2022||IAdapt||Co-Investigator|
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|PhD Studentship: The Nehemiah Project||PhD Studentship: The Nehemiah Project||Principal Investigator||The Nehemiah Project||OPEN In preparation||Aug 2022|
|Attitude towards assisted dying||Attitude towards asssted dying||Principal Investigator||Leverhulme Trust||OPEN In preparation||Apr 2022|
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
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