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I am registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council as both a Forensic and Clinical Psychologist and am currently Professor of Forensic and Clinical Psychology at the University of Bath, UK.
I have varied experience in both clinical practice and academic settings. I spent several years working in Birmingham Children and Family Services undertaking child/parenting assessments and providing Expert Witness testimony to the courts in child protection cases. I also worked with children and families who were being fostered and/or adopted.
I have an extensive body of research published in peer reviewed journals, as well as by national and international organisations. Current work is largely focused on technology-assisted child sexual abuse, but more broadly considers child maltreatment, trauma and risk assessment, considering both victims (e.g., prediction, prevention and impact of maltreatment) and offenders (e.g., harmful sexual behaviour; online grooming).
My research always has an applied element, with an aim to impact on individuals, organisations and policy making. During my career, I have undertaken international consultancy (e.g., the British Council) and led European and nationally funded research. I have worked collaboratively with a variety of NGOs and other organisations, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Escaping Victimhood, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and regional police. My work on the early institutionalisation of young children across Europe was considered at international level and led to training in multiple European countries.
- Technology assisted child sexual abuse: victim vulnerabilities, offender grooming and policing
- Child maltreatment: prediction, prevention and impact, including resilience
- Institutionalisation of children
- Interventions for trauma
- Harmful sexual behaviour in young people
My previous and current PhD research team have a variety of projects; examples include:
- Online bystander interventions (A. Davidovic; current)
- Neuroimaging and resilience (H. Cornwell & S. Eaton; current)
- Cultural perspectives of child maltreatment in Malaysia and the UK (E. Ong Chet; 2019)
- Parental role in children’s response to trauma (Hope Christie; 2019)
- Homicidal bereavement (F. Costa; 2018)
- Attachment representations in institutional care in Chile (M. Garcia Quiroga; 2017)
- Online sexual grooming and abuse via technologies (J. Kloess; 2014)
- Victim vulnerabiltiies to online grooming (H. Whittle, 2014)
Postgraduate: Director of Studies on the new MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology and Counselling. My teaching topics include child maltreatment (theories and practice), online grooming and abuse; expert witness testimony; report writing; professional issues (e.g., codes of conduct; professional and personal boundaries).
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):
Clinical Psychology - lateral transfer, British Psychological Society
2002 → 2006
Award Date: 1 Nov 2006
Forensic Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy
Sep 1994 → 20 Dec 1997
Award Date: 12 Jul 1998
PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Birmingham
2001 → 2003
Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Birmingham
Sep 1991 → Jul 1994
Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society
2010 → …
HCPC registered Forensic Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council
2009 → …
Chartered Clinical Psychologist, British Psychological Society
2006 → …
Chartered Forensic Psychologist, British Psychological Society
2002 → …
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, University of Birmingham
1 Aug 2008 → 31 May 2014
Lecturer in Applied Psychology, University of Birmingham
1 Nov 2001 → 31 Aug 2008
Independent forensic psychology assessments for chilIndependent forensic psychology assessments for child care proceedingsd care proceedings
1 Jan 1998 → 1 Dec 2003
Psychologist, Birmingham City Council
1 Oct 1997 → 31 Oct 2001
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2/04/18 → 1/07/18
Project: Central government, health and local authorities
Change in prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder in the two years following trauma: a meta-analytic studyDiamond, P. R., Airdrie, J. N., Hiller, R., Fraser, A., Hiscox, L. V., Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. & Halligan, S. L., 31 Dec 2022, In: European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 13, 1, 2066456 .
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Developing a novel co-produced methodology to understand ‘real-world’ help-seeking in online peer-peer communities by young people experiencing emotional abuse and neglectBennett, V., Gill, C., Miller, P., Lewis, P., Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. & Lavi, I., Dec 2022, In: Health Expectations. 25, 6, p. 3124-3142 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Hamilton-Giachritsis, C., McGuire, R., Denne, M., Davies, K., Abramovaite, J., Bandyopadhyay, S. & Cole, M., 13 Jul 2022, College of Policing. 122 p. (Vulnerability and Violent Crime Programme)
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen Access
Eaton, S., Cornwell, H., Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. & Fairchild, G., Jan 2022, In: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 132, p. 936-956 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
Tener permiso para no recordar: perspectivas sobre las intervenciones para el trastorno de estrés postraumático en ausencia de memoria traumática
May, H., Paskell, R., Davies, C. & Hamilton-Giachritsis, C., 31 May 2022, In: European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 13, 1, 2055295. Translated title of the contribution: Having permission not to remember: perspectives on interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder in the absence of trauma memory
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access7 Downloads (Pure)