Professor Stuart Kinner

Honorary Professor

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine


Professor Stuart Kinner is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow with a cross-faculty appointment in the Griffith Criminology Institute and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, at Griffith University. He also holds Honorary appointments at The University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Monash University and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Stuart has a PhD in forensic psychology and over the past 15 years has built a program of research focussed on the health of justice-involved populations. He sits on the Board of Directors for the NIDA-funded Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health, co-convenes the Justice Health Special Interest Group in the Public Health Association of Australia, and since 2005 has served on Australia’s National Prisoner Health Information Committee.


  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours Class 1, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Heffernan, Ed, Anderson, Kimina, McEntyre, Elizabeth and Kinner, Stuart (2014). Mental disorder and cognitive disability in the criminal justice system. In Pat Dudgeon, Helen Milroy and Roz Walker (Ed.), Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice 2nd ed. (pp. 165-178) Subiaco, WA, Australia: Telethon Kids Institute, Kulunga Aboriginal Research Development Unit.

  • Van Dooren, Kate and Kinner, Stuart A. (2014). Mentally Disordered Offenders. In Paul Taylor, Karen Corteen and Sharon Morley (Ed.), A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk (pp. 176-178) Bristol: Policy Press.

  • Kinner, S. A. (2003). Psychopathy as an adaptation: Implications for society and social policy. In R. Bloom and N. Dees (Ed.), Evolutionary Psychology and Violence: A Primer for Policymakers and Public Policy Advocates (pp. 57-81) Westport, CT: Greenwood.

  • Mealey, L. J. and Kinner, S. A. (2003). Psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and theory of mind. In M. Brune, H. Ribbert and W. Schiefenhovel (Ed.), The Social Brain (pp. 355-372) New York: Wiley.

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