APS College of Forensic Psychologists

Committee Information

The following members of the National College Committee have been elected by the members of the College of Forensic Psychologists. Please feel free to contact the College Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College.

Acting Chair

Dr Timothy Lowry

Secretary

Position vacant

Treasurer

Dr Amanda White
Dr Amanda J White is a qualified Forensic Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist. She combines clinical and forensic expertise and research skills gained from working in a variety of settings including private practice, public hospitals, correctional facilities and academia. Her PhD investigated the role of cognition in fitness to stand trial assessments and she has several publications in this area. Dr White has extensive experience providing expert reports for both criminal and civil matters, and assessing clients with a wide range of conditions including acquired brain injuries, neurodegenerative and mental health disorders. She has a special interest in decision making capacity. She is an appointed authorised health practitioner with SIRA and a professional member of the Psychology Council of NSW. Dr White is regularly involved in providing training and seminars, she is a guest lecturer at the University of NSW and the President of the NSW Branch of ANZAPPL.

Treasurer

Position vacant

CPD Coordinator

Position vacant

Office Bearer

Position vacant

Committee Member

Dr Timothy Lowry

Professional Development Co ordinator

Ms Allana Osborne
Allana completed a Master of Psychology (Forensic) at Bond University in 2014 and is currently employed as the Manager, Clinical Intervention at Ravenhall Correctional Centre. Allana’s research to date has included examination of needs, treatment issues and the barriers and facilitators to effective rehabilitation for offenders with intellectual disability, as well as the examination of gender specific risk factors related to childhood trauma and offending. Allana’s experience includes leadership and direct service delivery with offender populations, including youth and adults, as well as treatment program design, research, and evaluation. Allana has worked with male and female offender populations, across minimum, medium and maximum-security correctional settings, as well as within community settings, across two jurisdictions. Allana is passionate about promoting change within correctional practice, to align with best practice principles of offender management and rehabilitation.

Committee Member

Ms Elizabeth Treston
Forensic Psychologist currently working for the Australian Federal Police in the ACT. I have previously worked as an accredited Defence Force Recruitment Psychologist and with the Forensic Liaison Service with ACT Health. Completed my Masters of Forensic Psychology at Bond University in 2018 and am in the process of obtaining my PhD. My Masters thesis involved the analysis of crime scene characteristics between mentally-disordered and non mentally disordered offenders which helped to gain perspective on the mindsets of offenders during homicides and how these were reflected in the crime scene. I’ve completed numerous placements in high-risk, high secure environments as well as communal organisations, such as Youth Justice. I’m genuinely passionate about how Forensic Psychology can contribute towards the dynamics of psychology as a whole and why it is so important as a discipline itself.

QLD Representative

Dr Timothy Lowry

VIC Representative

Dr Mark Davis

WA Representative

Dr Tarmala Caple

SA Representative

Dr Jack White
Dr Jack White is a forensic psychologist based in private practice in Adelaide. He is a fellow of the APS and the College of Forensic Psychologists. Jack is a former National Chair of the College, and is currently chair-elect of SA Section of the CFP. With Professor Andrew Day he authored 2 books on ‘Writing Reports for Court” as well as presenting numerous workshops on this and other forensic psychology topic.

NT Representative

Ms Kerry Williams

TAS Representative

Mrs Samantha Van Der Wijngaart

ACT Representative

Miss Leesa Morris

NSW Representative

Ms Caroline Hare
Phone: 0424717413
Caroline trained and qualified as a Forensic Psychologist in the UK, before relocating to Australia in 2012. After several years consulting for other Sydney-based practices, Caroline has set up her own private practice, primarily providing psychological reports to the Courts and other decision-making bodies. Caroline was previously a Supervisor at the UNSW Forensic Psychology Clinic. In 2019, Caroline commenced her PhD focussing on the area of protective factors in desistance of male sexual offenders. Caroline has been on the Committee of the NSW Section of the CFP since 2017.

Committee Member

Miss Leesa Morris

Student Representative

Ms Maddison Riachi
Maddison Riachi is a Psychologist and current Doctoral Candidate completing her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic) at Swinburne University and The Centre of Forensic Behavioural Science. Maddison completed her undergraduate and honours degree at the University of Queensland and has worked in and completed placements with several specialist forensic and clinical services including, Gatehouse (Royal Children’s Hospital), Forensicare (Thomas Embling Hospital and Dame Phylis Frost Centre), The Youth Forensic Specialist Service (YFSS), Alfred Hospital Child Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) and Child Protection. Maddison's research areas of interest include youth family violence, youth offending and child maltreatment.
Maddison is currently the National Early Career Representative for the Australian Psychological Society College of Forensic Psychologists and co-host of the podcast

Committee Member

Dr Tarmala Caple

Chair
NSW

Ms Caroline Hare
Caroline trained and qualified as a Forensic Psychologist in the UK, before relocating to Australia in 2012. After several years consulting for other Sydney-based practices, Caroline has set up her own private practice, primarily providing psychological reports to the Courts and other decision-making bodies. Caroline was previously a Supervisor at the UNSW Forensic Psychology Clinic. In 2019, Caroline commenced her PhD focussing on the area of protective factors in desistance of male sexual offenders. Caroline has been on the Committee of the NSW Section of the CFP since 2017.

Chair
QLD

Dr Timothy Lowry

Chair
SA

Ms Elise McMahon
Elise McMahon is a forensic and clinical psychologist working in Forensic Mental Health Services in Adelaide. She is a Fellow of the APS and the College of Forensic Psychologists. She is currently Chair-Elect of the SA Section of the CFP, and has been involved in presenting workshops on various topics in forensic psychology.

TAS Representative
TAS

Mrs Samantha Van Der Wijngaart

Chair
VIC

Dr Michael Davis