Douglas Boer


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Professor Boer began working at the University of Canberra in September, 2012. He is originally from Canada where he worked for the Correctional Service of Canada for 15 years, after which he worked for the University of Waikato (New Zealand) for 7 years. Professor Boer is on a number of editorial boards, including: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Journal of Criminal Psychology, and the British Journal of Forensic Practice. Finally, he remains active as a clinician, assessor, and clinical supervisor, working primarily with multi-diagnosed and/or brain-damaged and/or intellectually-disabled offenders.

Areas of Teaching or Research

Professor Boer’s main area of research has to do with sexual offenders, adult and juvenile, with and without intellectual disabilities. He is currently supervising a group of PhD students, nationally and internationally, primarily with forensic and correctional psychology topics. Students interested in working on PhD degrees with Professor Boer should note that his expectation for full-time students is one peer-reviewed publication per year of active enrollment. His main area of teaching is forensic clinical psychology in the Masters in Clinical Psychology programme.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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