Dr Jacqueline Bates-Gaston, The Northern Ireland Prison Service, Dundonald House, Belfast BT4 3SU, Northern Ireland
Dr Jacqueline Bates-Gaston (BA, MSc, MSC, C.Psychol, AFBPsS) has worked in management development and training, employment rehabilitation and counselling, and as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Ulster. She has been the Chief Psychologist with the Northern Ireland Prison Service for more than 11 years. During that time she has worked closely with both staff and prisoners using her occupational and forensic training and experience. She is responsible for the development and implementation of prisoner initiatives to assess and address offending behaviour. In 1991 she set up a specialised Staff Support Unit designed to meet the needs of staff traumatised by assaults and terrorist violence both inside and outside the working environment. This unit was the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. Her work has given her extensive insight and experience into how terrorists can operate in a prison environment and the psychological impact on those who work with them.
Dr Deborah Browne, Email: email@example.com
Dr Deborah Browne has lectured in forensic psychology and has worked as a principal research officer for government. She has published papers in various academic journals and has presented at a number of national and international conferences. Previous work has included a period as consultant for the United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Sarajevo during the Bosnian conflict. Key areas of her research interest have included the development of antisocial behaviour in children and young people, the consequences of child abuse, and psychological issues affecting foster children.
Dr John Horgan, Department of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Enterprise Centre, North Mall, Cork City, Republic of Ireland
Dr John Horgan is a lecturer at the Department of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, where he teaches courses on forensic psychology and the psychology of terrorism and political violence. His work on