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Psychology experts visit Bond University

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to welcome esteemed academics Dr Karen Franklin and Dr John A. Sweeney to the University on their scholar visit during the month of July. The pair will be conducting seminars in their respective research fields.

Dr Franklin is a forensic psychologist, lecturer and blogger who specialises in the evaluation and treatment of criminal defendants. A former criminal investigator and newspaper reporter, she has won awards for her research and publications on hate crime motivations, multiple-perpetrator rape and the ethics of psychiatric diagnosis in legal settings.


Dr. Sweeney's research pursues investigations in clinical cognitive neuroscience, including cognitive, neurophysiological and neuroimaging work. His primary focus is on studies of autism and psychotic disorders.

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