Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Conference

Pullman on the Park, Melbourne

APATAP 2020 | 24 – 26 February 2020

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Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Annual Conference
Pullman on the Park, Melbourne | 24 – 26 February 2020

On behalf of the 2020 APATAP Committee it was our great pleasure to welcome each, and every one of you to Melbourne, Australia, for what was an extremely rewarding and inspiring APATAP Conference. 

The theme for the 2020 conference was Workplace violence: the role of threat assessment in preventing occupational harm

To view the 2020 program please click HERE.

We thank you again for joining us and hope to see you at future APATAP Conferences.

2020 APATAP Committee 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS

2020 APATAP_Protect International

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

2020 APATAP_VicPol

Conference Supporter

Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

The Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (APATAP) was established in 2013 from the Australasian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (AATAP) to be the region’s key body in supporting and developing the cross-disciplinary study and management of threatening individuals and behaviours.

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Organising Committee

  • Luke Bartlett
  • Annabel Chan
  • Elli Darwinkle
  • Mike Davis
  • Marnie Fraser
  • Leeran Gold
  • Alan Guthrie
  • Maj Khader
  • Michelle Lewis
  • Jennifer McCarthy
  • Kate Pratt
  • Lauren Ravanello
  • Felicity Riddle
  • Lorraine Sheridan
  • Melisa Wood

2020 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

Monday 24th February 2020

0830 Registration Opens | Stradbroke Foyer
ROOM  STRADBROKE, HUNTINGFIELD AND DELACOMBE ROOM
0900 -1600

Expert Seminar | Dr Jim Ogloff

Threat Assessment Goes to Court: Threat Assessor as Expert Witness


Trained as a lawyer and psychologist, James R. P. Ogloff, J.D., Ph.D., is Foundation Professor and Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University. He is also Executive Director of Psychological Services and Research at Forensicare, the statewide forensic mental health service in Victoria, Australia. Full Biography

1600 Annual General Meeting
1800

Welcome Reception | Cliveden Bar, Pullman on the Park

Welcome to the Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Conference.
This is the first social opportunity to catch up with your interstate and international colleagues. The welcome reception also provides a great opportunity to meet delegates who are attending the conference for the first time.


Tuesday 25th February 2020

0800 Registration | Stradbroke Foyer
ROOM  STRADBROKE, HUNTINGFIELD AND DELACOMBE ROOM
Chair: Lorraine Sheridan
0830-0845

Welcome to Country

Welcome to Delegates | Lorraine Sheridan, President, Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

0845-1000

Keynote Speaker | Melissa Muir

Bridging the Gap Between Workplace Security and Workplace Culture: The Engagement-Threat Connection


Melissa Muir has been an HR professional in the U.S. courts for 25 years. Informed by threat assessment and management principles, Melissa is passionate about applying positive HR practices to improve the safety and health of our organizations.

Melissa is the Past President of the Northwest Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), a non-profit dedicated to learning and sharing knowledge to prevent targeted violence and interpersonal violence. Full biography

 

Session Sponsored by

ROOM STRADBROKE, HUNTINGFIELD AND DELACOMBE ROOM
Chair: Melisa Wood
1000-1045

Workplace Violence In Asia – Managing The Unmanageable

Totti Karpela

1045-1115 Morning Tea
ROOM Stradbroke Room | Symposium
Chair: Marnie Fraser
Huntingfield Room
Chair: Felicity Riddle
1115-1145

Time is Money; Basing Effective Internal Fraud Prevention Strategies on What We Know About Offenders’ Decisions Over The Course of the Offending.

David Curnow

 

Threats of Mass Casualty Attacks in Schools; Managing the Risk in Western Australia

Dr Natalie Pyszora

1145-1215

Gaps, Silos, and Disconnects: Looking at the Complexity of Workplace Violence Incidents

Rick Shaw

Management and Investigation of Targeted Threats to Police

Detective Sergeant Tim Paini, Dr Natalie Pyszora

1215-1245

How to Fire: Strategies for Handling Difficult Terminations

Gabrielle Thompson

Managing Risk of Workplace Harm to Electorate Office Staff in Western Australia

Detective Sergeant Tim Paini, Dr Natalie Pyszora

1245-1300 Panel/Q&A Panel/Q&A
1300-1345 Lunch
ROOM Stradbroke Room
Chair: Michael Davis
Huntingfield Room
Chair: Jennifer McCarthy
1345-1415

Threats Versus Risks: The Murder of British MP Jo Cox and its Implications for Protective Security Policing.

Josh Ushay

A collaborative response to assessing and managing the risk of grievance fuelled violence in workplace settings

Emma Robertson

1415-1445

The Operational Terrorist Mindset – Behavioural Lessons from Trained and Non-trained Bad Actors

Steve Longford

Do young people who make on-line threats differ from young people who make threats in person?

Chelsea Leach

1445-1515

Understanding ‘Moral Emotions’ With Greater Granularity May Assist in Potential Risk and Protective Factor Identification and, the Tactical Understanding of Violent Extremists.

David Whittingham

The Girl Behind The Face

Mui, Tina and Rog Thomas

1515-1530 Panel/Q&A Panel/Q&A
1530-1600 Afternoon Tea
ROOM STRADBROKE, HUNTINGFIELD AND DELACOMBE ROOM
Chair: Luke Bartlett
1600-1645 Managing Delusional Employees: Preventing Workplace Violence Attacks From Employees With Paranoid Delusional Beliefs
Russell Palarea, Kendall Donahue
1645-1730 Animal Protectors under threat: How speaking up for animals and the environment has become increasingly dangerous
Alain De Preter 
1900

Conference Dinner | Hotel Windsor

It is with great pleasure that the Organising Committee of the 2020 Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals invite you to attend the Conference Dinner being held in the magnificent Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Windsor.  Book during registration.  Tickets include a 3 course meal and drinks

Wednesday 26th February 2020

0800 Registration | Stradbroke Foyer
ROOM  STRADBROKE, HUNTINGFIELD AND DELACOMBE ROOM
Chair: Jennifer McCarthy
0830-0845 Welcome to Delegates | Jennifer McCarthy, Vice-President, Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
0845-1000

Keynote Speaker | Rory Steyn

Witness To Greatness


With a National Diploma in Police Administration, Rory Steyn has a long and accomplished history in the South African Police.

While in the service of the government he specialised as an investigator, intelligence field-worker and as section head of the police VIP Protection and Bomb Disposal Units in Johannesburg.

Upon being transferred to the Pretoria-based Presidential Protection Unit in 1996, Rory was appointed team leader of President Mandela’s personal protection team, which entailed the protection of the President both nationally and internationally. Full biography

ROOM  STRADBROKE, HUNTINGFIELD AND DELACOMBE ROOM
Chair: Annabel Chan
1000-1045

When Your Best Isn’t Good Enough: A Fatal Ex-Partner Stalking Case

Lieke Bootsma & Cleo Brandt

1045-1115 Morning Tea
ROOM Stradbroke Room
Chair: Elli Darwinkel
Huntingfield Room
Chair: Annabel Chan 
1115-1145

 

The Global C.A.R.E Program – Keeping Googlers Safe

Leeran Gold

Going Postal or I Hate Mondays? Examining Drivers of Targeted Violence Against the Workplace.

Emily Corner, Matthew Ferriman

1145-1215

The RISKSAM – A Structured Risk Management Model to use when Preventing Interpersonal Violence

Susanne Strand

Ga Yao (add oil), an overview of Hong Kong protests and radicalisation

Totti Karpela

1215-1245

Introducing Routine Risk Assessment for Occupational Violence and Aggression in the Emergency Department

Elisa Ilarda

Fighting in a Foreign Land: An Empirical Comparison Between ISIS Foreign Fighters and ISIS Sympathisers

Loo Seng Neo

1245-1300 Panel/Q&A Panel/Q&A
1300-1345 Lunch
ROOM Stradbroke Room
Chair: Alan Guthrie
Huntingfield Room
Chair: Luke Bartlett
1345-1415

The Mental Health Forensic Interface Team: Providing Enhanced Care to Persons at Risk of Grievance Fueled Violence.

Christine Hodge

Lessons from a Singapore Campus Sexual Harassment Case: Escalation of Incidents and Implications for Organisational Risk Management

Majeed Khader, Tan Mingyi Eunice, Charmaine Lee Siew Ling

1415-1445

Assessing and Managing Institutional Violence in Singapore Prison Service: Looking Beyond the Individual

Priyathanaa Kalyanasundram

The Psychology of Ragging: A Multi-level Conceptualisation of Ragging in Institutions.

Majeed Khader, Charmaine Lee Siew Ling

1445-1515

A Cumulative Behavioural Scale for Identifying Non-Sadistic Ritualistic Rape

Michael Davis

Leakage Behaviour: An Undervalued Forensic Construct

Nathan Brooks

1515-1530 Panel/Q&A Panel/Q&A
1530-1600 Afternoon Tea
ROOM  STRADBROKE, HUNTINGFIELD AND DELACOMBE ROOM
Chair: Michael Davis
1600-1645

The Peril of Parallel Investigations in Workplace Violence Threat Assessment: How to Identify and Mitigate Potential Problems

Stephen Hart

 

1645-1700 Conference close | Lorraine Sheridan, President, Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

2020 INVITED SPEAKERS

EXPERT SEMINAR SPEAKER 

Jim Ogloff
Foundation Professor and Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University

Trained as a lawyer and psychologist, James R. P. Ogloff, J.D., Ph.D., is Foundation Professor and Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University. He is also Executive Director of Psychological Services and Research at Forensicare, the statewide forensic mental health service in Victoria, Australia. Professor Ogloff was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia 2015 for significant service to education and to the law as a forensic psychologist, as an academic, researcher and practitioner. Professor Ogloff has extensive academic and clinical experience working across youth justice, corrections and forensic mental health. He has published 17 books and more than 280 scholarly articles and book chapters. He has served as Editor of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, as Associate Editor of Law and Human Behavior, and he is an Associate Editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, and an International Editor of Behavioral Sciences and the Law. Most recently, he was awarded the 2018 American Psychology-Law Society Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Law.

INVITED SPEAKERS

Melissa Muir
Human Resources Director, Seattle Municipal Court

Melissa Muir has been an HR professional in the U.S. courts for 25 years. Informed by threat assessment and management principles, Melissa is passionate about applying positive HR practices to improve the safety and health of our organizations.

Melissa is the Past President of the Northwest Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), a non-profit dedicated to learning and sharing knowledge to prevent targeted violence and interpersonal violence. In addition to an active role expanding online training, she serves on the national sponsorship and strategic planning committees. Melissa has recently created an ATAP Community of Practice for Human Resources.

Melissa has developed and delivered communications training across the federal government, from grammar to crisis communications. She recently introduced a program on preventing workplace harassment through building trust. She has also developed a comprehensive video series focused on preventing workplace violence. Melissa holds an MBA from the University of Washington, and a law degree with a focus on employment law and mediation from Seattle University School of Law.

Rory Steyn
Nelson Mandela's former chief of security

With a National Diploma in Police Administration, Rory Steyn has a long and accomplished history in the South African Police.

While in the service of the government he specialised as an investigator, intelligence field-worker and as section head of the police VIP Protection and Bomb Disposal Units in Johannesburg.

Upon being transferred to the Pretoria-based Presidential Protection Unit in 1996, Rory was appointed team leader of President Mandela’s personal protection team, which entailed the protection of the President both nationally and internationally.

He retired from the SA Police Service in July 1999 with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and set up his own security consultancy with his partner, Bob Nicholls. NSA Global Security Consultants is South Africa’s largest executive protection employer counting Fortune 500 and blue-chip companies among their clients.

Rory served on the Security Directorate of the ICC Cricket World Cup hosted by South Africa in 2003 and again in 2007 in the West Indies. He went on to chair the Security Directorate for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 tournament and the ICC Champions Trophy hosted by South Africa in 2007 and 2009 respectively.

He has worked at the 2010 Vancouver and 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games; and the Athens, Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games on behalf of NSA’s clients. Rory also consulted to the successful Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid.

NSA Global were security consultants to the first eight editions of the highly successful Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament as well as all three editions of the recently established Indian Super League soccer tournament. NSA Vulindlela (our BEE company) are contracted to Cricket South Africa and its exciting Mzansi T20 League.

NSA was proud to be contracted by a number of FIFA’s commercial partners during the successful and incident-free FIFA World Cup hosted by South Africa in 2010; and Rory continued this in Brazil in June and July of 2014.

Rory has completed twelve Comrades marathons, holds Green Number 42743 and has run numerous marathons for charity. He ran the Antarctic Marathon in April 2013, fulfilling his ambition to complete a standard marathon on each of the seven continents; and finished Ironman South Africa in Port Elizabeth in April 2013. Rory founded ‘The African Icons Invitational’ in 2018 – a charity cycle ride raising funds in support of children of police officers slain in the line of duty. The second edition was held in October 2019.

He is married to Gillian, a schoolteacher. They have three sons, Kyle, Iain and Craig.

Dinner Speaker

Tina, Mui & Rog Thomas
The Girl Behind The Face

Rare disease doesn’t come with a manual. As parents we have one responsibility: find the courage to be and remain positive. Because our lives have not been entirely uneventful.

Visible difference is repeatedly met with impulsive compassion, enabling and presumption by the general public, decision-makers and professionals. This can cause irreparable damage.

Cyberbullying is met with the widespread belief that nothing can be done. It has never been easier to be mean but there is no reason to feel helpless. Together, memorable personal accounts, connectors and professionals can facilitate a tipping point.

CBS News, Inside Edition began our interview: “You obviously adopted Mui because she has such a severe skin condition”. We did not. Nor are we “blessed” to have Mui. Nor did Mui fill “a void” in our lives. We share how and why we became a family, Mui shares the challenges and the triumphs, the visible difference and the autism spectrum; together we share what it takes to make a difference in a world increasingly “forgetting all but self”.

Tina is the birth-granddaughter of a Jewish Holocaust survivor and the mother of a daughter with a rare, appearance altering disease

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