Dr Katarina Fritzon
- Associate Professor
- Faculty of Society & Design
Katarina is originally from the UK and joined Bond University in 2005. She is currently Course Director for the Masters in Forensic Psychology.
She is a Registered Psychologist in Queensland and New South Wales, and also a Chartered Forensic Psychologist in the UK.
Her PhD was in the Psychology of Malicious Fire setting, and she has undertaken both clinical and investigative work in the area of arson. She was an accredited Behavioural Investigative Adviser with the National Crime Faculty in the UK and provided assistance to over 30 police investigations of arson. She completed her Chartership training at Broadmoor Special Hospital where she was involved in setting up one of the UKs first treatment programmes for arsonists.
Katarina’s research has contributed to theoretical development of models of understanding criminal behaviour, with a specific focus on differentiating criminal actions within the broader framework of Faceted Action Systems Theory (FAST) (Shye, 1985). The original forensic application of the FAST framework was to actions associated with fire setting (Canter and Fritzon, 1998) and evidence for the applicability of this framework for understanding a variety of different criminal behaviours has been found in studies of school homicides (Fritzon and Brun, 2005), intrafamilial homicide (Fritzon and Garbutt, 2001) and terrorist hostage taking (Fritzon, Canter and Wilton, 2001).
- Reigstered Psychologist QLD and NSW
- Member of the Australian Psychologist Society
- Member of the APS Forensic College
- Member of the British Psychological Society
- Member of Division of Forensic Psychology (BPS)
- Chartered Forensic Psychologist (BPS)
Psychology and the Law (PSYC71-517)
Special Category Offenders (PSYC71-516)
Forensic Psychology (PSYC71-407)
Introduction to Forensic Psychology(PSYC13-339)
- Master of Science, University of Surrey
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Liverpool
- Master of Arts Honours, University of Aberdeen