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Ashley Batastini, PhD

Dr. Ashley Batastini earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Tech University and is currently an Associate Professor in the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology. Her research emphasis is broadly at the intersection between the mental health and criminal legal systems. More specifically, Dr. Batastini’s work focuses on novel intervention strategies for high-risk populations and ways to improve access to appropriate services at all levels of legal involvement. Her work has been funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the American Psychological Foundation. In 2019, Dr. Batastini received the Early Career Achievement Award given by Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) of the American Psychological Association. And in 2022, she received the Saleem Shah Early Career Achievement award from Division 41 (The American Psychology-Law Society). Dr. Batastini is also a licensed psychologist in Mississippi and Tennessee who specializes in criminal forensic mental health evaluations.

Ashley Batastini, PhD