The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Monday 24th February 2020

0800 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 | Stradbroke Foyer 

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

ROOM  STRADBROKE, HUNTINGFIELD AND DELACOMBE ROOM
0830-0845

Welcome to Country

Welcome to Delegates 

0845-1000

Keynote Speaker | Melissa Muir

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

1000-1045

Workplace Violence In Asia – Managing The Unmanageable

Totti Karpela

1045-1115 Morning Tea
ROOM Stradbroke Room | Symposium Huntingfield Room 
1115-1145

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

Dr Natalie Pyszora

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

David Curnow

1145-1215

Management and Investigation of Targeted Threats to Police

Detective Sergeant Tim Paini, Dr Natalie Pyszora

Staying Vigilant: Balancing Your Operating Framework – Predicting The Threat, Assessing and Managing Unreasonable Complainants At First Contact

Kim Herbert

1215-1245

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

Detective Sergeant Tim Paini, Dr Natalie Pyszora

How to Fire: Strategies for Handling Difficult Terminations

Gabrielle Thompson

1245-1300 Panel/FAQ Panel/FAQ
1300-1345 Lunch
ROOM Stradbroke Room  Huntingfield Room
1345-1415

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

Josh Ushay

Abstract Details To Be Advised 

Shandon Harris-Hogan

1415-1445

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

Steve Longford

Abstract Details To Be Advised 

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

1515-1530 Panel/FAQ Panel/FAQ
1530-1600 Afternoon Tea
ROOM STRADBROKE, HUNTINGFIELD AND DELACOMBE ROOM
1600-1645

Abstract Details To Be Advised 

Russell Palarea

1645-1730

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

Stephen Hart

1900

Conference Dinner | Hotel Windsor

Grand BallroomIt is with great pleasure that the Organising Committee of the 2019 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 

ROOM  STRADBROKE, HUNTINGFIELD AND DELACOMBE ROOM
0830-0845 Welcome to Delegates 
0845-1000

Keynote Speaker | Rory Steyn

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

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 Huntingfield Room 
1115-1145

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

Susanne Strand

Threat Assessment in Large Organisations

Presenter To Be Advised 

1145-1215

A Cumulative Behavioural Scale for Identifying Non-Sadistic Ritualistic Rape

Michael Davis

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

Leeran Gold

1215-1245

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

Loo Seng Neo

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

Rick Shaw

1245-1300 Panel/FAQ Panel/FAQ
1300-1345 Lunch
ROOM Stradbroke Room Huntingfield Room
1345-1415

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

Priyathanaa Kalyanasundram

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

1515-1445

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

Elisa Ilarda

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

Majeed Khader, Charmaine Lee Siew Ling

1445-1515

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

Christine Hodge

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

Emily Corner

1515-1530 Panel/FAQ Panel/FAQ
1530-1600 Afternoon Tea
ROOM  STRADBROKE, HUNTINGFIELD AND DELACOMBE ROOM
1600-1645

A Tale From Down Under: Targeted Violence Mitigated with International Support

Karie Gibson

 

1645-1700 Conference close

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