Oscar Williams

Oscar Williams

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I’m a psychologist who has worked in both the private and public sectors including in community mental health, correctional services, private practice and as a senior manager and corporate trainer. In addition, I have developed and facilitated several forensic programs, including the development of a sexual offender program for prisoners with cognitive deficits. In private practice, I specialise in treating trauma (including PTSD), grief, addictions, OCD, depression and anxiety.

My PhD is focusing on the interaction between palliative care and the criminal justice system. Specifically understanding the attitudes of people involved in the care of dying prisoners from a health and correctional perspective. I am interested in understanding how the two systems approach end-of-life. My supervisors are Professor Anna Chur-Hansen and Professor Gregory Crawford.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Senior Psychologist Oakden Medical Centre
    2021 - 2023 Senior Psychologist Rose Park Psychology
    2020 - 2021 Manager of Offender Development Serco - Adelaide Remand Centre
    2019 - ongoing Senior Psychologist PsychCheck
    2018 - 2018 A/Director - Sentence Management Unit Department for Correctional Services
    2017 - 2019 Manager Psychological Services Department for Correctional Services
    2016 - 2017 A/Principal Psychologist Department for Communities and Social Inclusion: Youth Justice
    2014 - 2016 Senior Psychologist Broomhall Young Psychology
    2008 - 2014 Senior Psychologist/Senior Programs Officer Department for Correctional Services
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2012 Award DCS Individual Commendation Award Department for Correctional Services Australia -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Polish Can read, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2006 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2007 - 2009 Master of Psychology (Forensic) University of South Australia Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management Flinders University Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - 2018 Secretary College of Forensic Psychologists SA Branch Australian Psychological Society Australia
    2012 - 2014 Member DCS Research Management Committee Department for Correctional Services Australia
    2008 - 2012 Member College of Forensic Psychologists SA Branch Australian Psychological Society Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing Forensic Lens - White Collar Crime presentation Online Podcast KPMG Australia
    2022 - ongoing Psychopathy and White Collar Crime NBN Co NBN Co Australia
    2021 - ongoing Inside the Mind of a White Collar Criminal KPMG KPMG Australia

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