Dr. Astrid Birgden
Astrid brings a unique background to the project, as a forensic psychologist who, amongst other achievements, established and managed the Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre in Sydney and led a cultural transformation project towards offender rehabilitation in correctional staff in Victoria. Astrid is currently working as a consultant across Australia and the USA in the areas of offender rehabilitation, therapeutic jurisprudence, police-citizen mediation and human rights and is published in these areas. In addition to being a consultant, Astrid is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Deakin University.
Astrid’s role in the project was to translate the research into a practical intervention design and to assist in designing the workshops with the police and military.