Dr. Kelly A. Watt works as a Threat Assessment Specialist at Protect International and is a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Dr. Watt is the editor of the Intelligence newsletter which is disseminated on behalf of threat assessment professional associations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific, and that provides recent advances in research, practice, and the law related to threat assessment around the globe. She also currently serves as a coordinator of a special interest group for the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
Dr. Watt’s work focuses on conducting assessments, providing training, and developing, implementing and evaluating strategies related to preventing, assessing, and managing violence. She has extensive experience applying these skills in a variety of sectors including, general workplaces, criminal settings, and civil settings. She specializes in intimate partner violence and intimate partner homicide. Dr. Watt is the co-author of over 100 journal articles, book chapters, research reports and conference presentations concerning violence risk assessment and management, domestic violence related homicides, and coordinated community responses. She has conducted over 50 workshops on violence risk assessment and management, and victim safety planning around the world.