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.

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Projects 2016 2017

Research Output 2000 2018

1 Citation (Scopus)
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A novel approach to studying co-evolution of understanding and research: Family bereavement and the potential for organ donation as a case study

Dicks, S. G., Ranse, K., Northam, H. L., van Haren, F. M. P. & Boer, D. P., 1 Jan 2018, In : Health Psychology Open. 5, 1, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Research Personnel
Longitudinal Studies
1 Citation (Scopus)

A systematic review of risk variables for child abuse material offenders

Garrington, C., Rickwood, D., Chamberlain, P. & P. Boer, D., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Forensic Practice. 20, 2, p. 91-101 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Child Abuse
8 Citations (Scopus)

Fantasy-Driven Versus Contact-Driven Users of Child Sexual Exploitation Material: Offender Classification and Implications for Their Risk Assessment

Merdian, H., Moghaddam, N., BOER, D., Wilson, N., Thakker, J., Curtis, C. & Dawson, D., 1 Apr 2018, In : Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. 30, 3, p. 230-253 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle