Professor Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas is the Director of the Centre for Applied Social Research and 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.

Expert commentary on...

Policing vulnerable populations, Outcome measurement, Mental health epidemiology, Stigma, Violence, Problem gambling and crime

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