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GNC's Clare Allely appointed as a Professor of Forensic Psychology


GNCs Clare Allely, world-leading expert in the field of violent crime is now a professor.

Professor Clare Allely
Professor Clare Allely
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The GNC is delighted to announce that Clare Allely has been appointed Professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Salford in England. Clare is an affiliate member of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at Gothenburg University, Sweden.

She is also an Associate of The Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ) at the University of Strathclyde and an Honorary Research Fellow in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences affiliated to the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow.

Clare is a Chartered Member of British Psychological Society (CPsychol since 2013) and Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (AFBPsS since 2013). Clare’s research specialises in how certain features of autism spectrum disorder may provide the context of vulnerability to engage in a wide range of offending behaviours including: lone-actor terrorism or terroristic behaviours, internet-facilitated sexual offending (e.g., the viewing of indecent child imagery), mass shootings, school shootings, hands-on sexual offending, cybercrime, stalking, violence, zoophilia and arson.

Clare acts as an expert witness in criminal cases involving defendants with autism spectrum disorder. In her research, Clare also specialises in the pathway to intended violence in extreme acts of violence such as mass shootings.

She is author of the book “The Psychology of Extreme Violence: A Case Study Approach to Serial Homicide, Mass Shooting, School Shooting and Lone-actor Terrorism” published by Routledge in 2020 and author of the book “Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Criminal Justice System: A Guide to Understanding Suspects, Defendants and Offenders with Autism” published by Routledge in 2022.