Tim Watson-Munro Consultant Forensic Psychologist M.A. (Syd), Dip. Clin. Hyp. NSW, Fellow RSA (London)
I have been practising in Melbourne and Sydney since 1981. I am involved in the assessment and treatment of individuals in all jurisdictions both civil and criminal. I also have considerable expertise in the treatment of Substance Misuse Disorders inclusive of alcohol and drug abuse. My practice has evolved and it now also entails immigration work.
Provision of expert testimony throughout all States of the Commonwealth.
1981 - current: Consultant Psychologist, Academic, Author. I have assessed 30,000+ clients & appeared in Court as an expert witness 3,000+ times.
1978-1981: Forensic Psychologist Parramatta Gaol
Major cases: Julian Knight (Hoddle St Massacre), Alan Bond, "Children of God", Faheem Lohdi (first person to be convicted under new Australian Anti Terrorism Laws), Verdins case, Ramage, Evidence accepted in leading jurisdictions inc High Court of Australia, House of Lords UK.
Co-Founder Davidson Trahaire (1st National Trauma Debriefing Company in Australia, clients inc The "Big 4 Banks" and other major corporations).
Former National Chairman of the Forensic College of the Australian Psychological Society (1989-1992)
Academic: Former Senior Tutor/ Lecturer Phillip Institute (RMIT), Visiting Fellow Melbourne Uni, Adjunct Visiting Professor Bond Uni, Visiting Lecturer Vic Pol (DTS), Aust Federal Police, Advisory Board Member Melbourne Uni Dept of Criminology re Doctorate Program, Advisory Board Bond University Dept of Criminology & Applied Psychology, Walden Uni Laureate: HigherEd Opinion Research Panel
Media: Former Resident Psychologist Radio 3AW Drive Time Melbourne
Columnist: The Age, Herald Sun- interviewed regularly re aspects of Forensic Profiling & Psychology inc Time Magazine, BBC.
Strengths: Forensic Assessment & Profiling, Report Preparation, Public Speaking & Provision of Expert Evidence in Court, exceptional Analytic & Communication Skills.
Publications: Presentation of papers nationally & internationally, chapters in text books, quoted in text books eg Canter, The Faces of Terrorism (Wiley Blackwell 2009).
Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (SA Branch): "Psychological Resilience" (18 April 2018)
The inaugural BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival "Criminal Minds" with Matthew Benns and Kate Evans (3 September 2017)
The inaugural Canberra Writers Festival "Crime: Seasons in the Abyss, In conversation with James Phelan" (27 August 2017)
Head On Photo Festival: "Sex, Violence & Photography" (13 May 2018)
Contributor - Crime on my Mind (New Holland 2010). Other authors inc His Honour Justice Michael Kirby Former High Court Justice of Aust.
Co-author Age-Nostic Lifestyle, Medical & Psychological impact of Aging on Men's Health & Behaviour (Lid Publishing UK 2013).
I consult throughout Australia and Internationally. My evidence has been accepted in all jurisdictions in Australia inclusive of the High Court, in addition to the House of Lords in the United Kingdom , the Judgment of Lord Justice Ward referable to the “Children of God” case.
For a detailed copy of my Curriculum Vitae, please contact my office.