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Matina's PhD is a multi-method investigation of the mechanisms underlying co-occurring violence and self-harm (dual-harm) in forensic populations. Her research approaches this topic at multiple angles, utilising qualitative, longitudinal and secondary data analysis approaches. Matina has been awarded the ESRC grant from the North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership for her PhD. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Forensic Mental Health, King's College London


Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Strathclyde


Areas of expertise

  • BF Psychology
  • Mental health in the criminal justice system
  • Marginalised groups
  • Violence
  • Self-harm
  • Prisoners
  • Forensic psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Personality


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