BSc (Hons)Forensic Psychology & Criminal Justice - Liverpool John Moores University MSc in Forensic Psychology - Birmingham City University Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice - University of Nottingham, UK
Dr Hannah W. Dawson is currently a provisionally registered psychologist, pending full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, with Forensic Psychology endorsement. She is completing a compulsory transitions programme for overseas qualified practitioners, as required by AHPRA.
Hannah has experience of working with a range of clients, both in the community and in secure settings. She is trained in the use of a number of psychometric tools and risk assessments, and specialises in the assessment of general and violent offenders, cognition and capacity, as well as issues relating to the Family Court proceedings.
Her research focuses upon non-offending partners, personality assessment, and adverse childhood experiences. She has published in relation to both offenders and victims, and whilst studying for her first degree, she gained criminological experience working as an Appropriate Adult for Youth Support Services and supporting prisoner rights with the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) in the UK.
Hannah has experience of providing assessment and treatment for individuals in secure and community settings, presenting with major mental illness, personality difficulties and developmental disorders. She has accreditation in the use of ACT and CFT, and provides individual and group therapies with CBT and DBT informed approaches. Since 2021, Hannah has also been offering consultation to practitioners working with high-risk offenders on Forensic/Correctional Orders, presenting with personality difficulties.
Hannah works part-time for FCG, undertaking both assessments and individual therapies. She spends the remainder of her time working in a community forensic mental health service, delivering therapeutic interventions, assessments and consultation for individuals presenting with mental health challenges, developmental disorder, and personality difficulty.
Hannah is additionally registered as a Forensic Psychology with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK is Chartered member of the British Psychological Society - the Division of Forensic Psychology. She is also a member of Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL), the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA), and Mersey Care NHS Mental Health Trust.