Professor David Cooke (UK)
David Cooke is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and former head of the Forensic Clinical Psychology service in Glasgow. He is the Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University and a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway. He undertakes research on psychopathic disorder and violence, and is interested in the clinical application of this research to risk assessment. He served on the Maclean Committee on serious violent and sexual offenders. He has served on the Programme Accreditation Panel of the Scottish Prison Service and a number of Home Office committees. He is the author of over 140 scientific books, monographs, chapters and research papers. He has served on the editorial board of a number of journals including; the International Journal of Forensic, Mental Health and Criminal Behavior and Mental Health, the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, and Personality Disorder and Mental Health and Law and Human Behavior. He was an associate editor of Criminological and Legal Psychology from its inception until 2005 and a Consulting Editor for Psychological Assessment for 5 years. He is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders. He has provided workshops on violence risk assessment and the assessment of psychopathy in the UK, Europe, North America and the Caribbean. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh: he was awarded the Senior Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Forensic Psychology from the Division of Forensic Psychology of the British Psychological Society in 2006. He is President-Elect of the European Association of Psychology and Law.
Dr Stephen D Hart (Canada)
Stephen Hart is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and a Member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University in Canada, and also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway. Dr. Hart’s primary area of expertise is clinical-forensic psychology. Most of his work focuses on clinical-forensic assessment in criminal and civil settings, and especially on the assessment of violence risk and the assessment of psychopathic personality disorder. He is the author or co-author of more than 125 articles, chapters, and books. He has served as co-editor of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, and a member of the editorial boards of Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Criminal Justice and Behavior, the Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, the Journal of Personality Disorders, Law and Human Behavior, and Legal and Criminological Psychology. He has served as President of the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychological Association) and a Director of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. Dr. Hart has conducted more than 200 training workshops for mental health, law enforcement, corrections, and legal professionals in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. He has provided expert testimony in the superior courts of the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario; and in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. He has received several awards, including the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology and Law, from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and the American Psychology-Law Society, and the Career Contributions Award, from the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association).
Dr Caroline Logan (UK)
Caroline Logan is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist in Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Medicine at the University of Manchester. She has worked as a researcher and a clinician in forensic mental health services for fifteen years, working directly in both roles with clients who are at risk to themselves and others. She has also undertaken various consultancy roles with the multidisciplinary teams and the health and criminal justice organisations that look after and manage this client group, examining risk assessment and management practice and proposing and evaluating change. Dr Logan serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health and is an associate editor of Legal and Criminological Psychology and the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. She is a co-author of the recently issued Department of Health guidelines Best Practice in Managing Risk, current Treasurer/Membership Officer of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Past President of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, and a past board member of the Scottish Risk Management Authority. Dr Logan has also served on a number of Home Office/Ministry of Justice committees on criminal justice issues. Presently, she is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the 2nd Bergen Conference on the Treatment of Psychopathy (www.bctp.no). Dr Logan has ongoing research interests in the areas of personality disorder, including psychopathy, and risk and she has a special interest in gender issues in offending. She is both a clinical psychologist and a forensic psychologist, and she has a D.Phil in experimental psychology.
Christine Michie (UK)
Christine Michie is a statistician and mathematician employed as a researcher in the Department of Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. She has worked on various research projects with Professor David Cooke. She has investigated the structure and performance of various scales using IRT and Structural Equation Modeling methods and conducted several studies into item and test bias in scales when they are used on different populations from those on which they were developed. She has also studied taxonometric methods and applied them to the Psychopathy Checklist – Revised to investigate whether there is a taxon underlying psychopathy.