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Josephine Collins

Research Assistant


Josephine graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Brunel University in West London in 2014 and completed an MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent in 2015.

Josephine started work with the Tizard Centre in January 2018 as a Research Assistant working on the mATCH project, an NIHR grant awarded to Prof Peter Langdon, investigating people with autism detained in hospitals. The project aims to define the population, understand aetiology and improve the care pathways of offenders diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders.

Previously she has been employed as an assistant psychologist at Medway Secure Training Centre (working with young people aged 12-17 in contact with the Criminal Justice System) and also as a Quality Assistant and Assistant Psychologist within the Forensic and Specialist Services Care Group within Kent and Medway NHS Partnership Trust (KMPT). Josephine has experience of working with adult male offenders who have a mental health and learning disability diagnosis.

Whilst at University she volunteered for Her Majesty's Prison Service in London and Kent gaining experience of facilitating psychological group interventions for adult male offenders. Her past experiences of working with offenders and vulnerable adults inspired her to pursue a research role at the University of Kent, that seeks to improve the care pathways of offenders who have a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder.



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Last Updated: 19/09/2018