Dr Clare Allely

Clare Allely is a Reader in Forensic Psychology at the University of Salford in Manchester, England, and is an affiliate member of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at Gothenburg University, Sweden. Clare is also 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 holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Manchester and has previously graduated with an MA (hons.) in Psychology from the University of Glasgow, an MRes in Psychological Research Methods from the University of Strathclyde and an MSc degree in Forensic Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University. Between June 2011 and June 2014, Clare worked at the University of Glasgow as a postdoctoral researcher.

Autism and the Criminal Justice System Centre for Excellence

Clare is one of the co-founders of the Autism and the Criminal Justice System Centre for Excellence. The centre has adopted a ‘whole system’ approach, starting from prevention of entry into criminal justice system (CJS), exploring the individuals’ (with autism) experience from initial police involvement, arrest, custody, court proceedings, point of sentencing, prison, secure psychiatric care, point of release, probation and prevention from re-offending.

Research Interests

Clare’s primary research projects and interests include:

  • Exploring the pathway to intended violence in mass shooters; serial homicide offenders and lone-actor terrorists.
  • Investigating how autism symptomology can contribute to different types of offending behaviour such as: sexual offending; violent offending; child pornography; arson (and fire-setting); terroristic behaviours; violent extremism; bestiality and stalking.
  • Exploring autism in the criminal justice system (police, court, prison and secure psychiatric care).

Clare collaborates with colleagues from all over the world including the United States; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Sweden; France and Scotland.

See Clare’s publications on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Clare_Allely/research

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You can find Clare on Twitter: @ClareAllely

The Pathway to Intended Violence in Mass Shooters | Clare Allely | TEDxWarwickSalon