Clugston, B., Perrin, M., Davidson, F., Heffernan, E., Kinner, S. (2018) Prison Mental Health Services: A Comparison of Australian Jurisdictions. Griffith University and Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. Available online

Davidson, F. (2018) Benchmarking for Australian Mental Health Court Liaison Services, 2017. NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Offender Health. Available online

Meurk, C., Smith, J. (2018) Partners in Prevention – Understanding and enhancing first responses to suicide crisis situations: Outcomes of a lived experience summit workshop. Report arising from the Roses in the Ocean, Lived Experience Summit.

Young, Jesse T, Heffernan, Ed, Borschmann, Rohan, Ogloff, James R P, Spittal, Matthew J, Kouyoumdjian, Fiona G, Preen, David B, Butler, Amanda, Brophy, Lisa, Crilly, Julia and Kinner, Stuart A (2018) Dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance use disorder and injury in adults recently released from prison: a prospective cohort study. The Lancet. Public health, . doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30052-5


Borschmann, R., Thomas, E., Moran, P., Carroll, M., Heffernan, E., Spittal, M. J., . . . Kinner, S. A. (2017). Self-harm following release from prison: A prospective data linkage study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(3), 250-259. doi:10.1177/0004867416640090

Borschmann, R., Young, J. T., Moran, P., Spittal, M. J., Heffernan, E., Mok, K., & Kinner, S. A. (2017). Ambulance attendances resulting from self-harm after release from prison: a prospective data linkage study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52(10), 1295-1305. doi:10.1007/s00127-017-1383-z

Davidson, F., Heffernan, E., Greenberg, D., Butler, T., & Burgess, P. Key performance indicators for Australian mental health court liaison services. Australasian Psychiatry, Available online doi:1039856217711052

Davidson, F., Heffernan, E., Greenberg, D., Waterworth, R., & Burgess, P. (2017). Mental Health and Criminal Charges: Variation in Diversion Pathways in Australia. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 1-11. doi:10.1080/13218719.2017.1327305

Emmerson, B., Praskova, A., Fawcett, L., Crompton, D., & Heffernan, E. (2017). Mental health services planning for G20 summit in Brisbane and assessment of impactAustralasian Psychiatry, 25(1), 60-65. doi:10.1177/1039856216671653

Kinchin, I., Doran, C. M., Hall, W. D., & Meurk, C. (2017). Understanding the true economic impact of self-harming behaviour. The Lancet Psychiatry, 4(12), 900-901. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30411-X


Briffa, D., Davidson, F., & Ferndale, D. (2016). An identification of the Social and Emotional Needs of People Living with Post-Lingual Hearing Loss. JADARA, 50(2), 67-88.  Available online.

Davidson, F. (2016). Key Performance Indicators for Australian Mental Health Court Liaison Services. Available online: National Mental Health Court Liaison: Performance Working Group & NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Offender Health

Davidson, F., Heffernan, E., Greenberg, D., Butler, T., & Burgess, P. (2016). A Critical Review of Mental Health Court Liaison Services in Australia: A first national survey. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 23(6), 908-921. doi:10.1080/13218719.2016.1155509

Green, B., Denton, M., Heffernan, E., Russell, B., Stapleton, L., & Waterson, E. (2016). From Custody to Community: Outcomes of Community-Based Support for Mentally Ill Prisoners. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 23(5), 798-808. doi:10.1080/13218719.2016.1152926

Heffernan, E., Davidson, F., Andersen, K., & Kinner, S. (2016). Substance use disorders among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody: a public health opportunity. Health & Justice, 4(1), 12. doi:10.1186/s40352-016-0044-8

Mellsop, G., Choi, W. K., Every-Palmer, S., Green, B., Heffernan, E., Kachaeva, M., . . . Wang, X. (2016). Drug driven psychoses and legal responsibility or insanity in six Western Pacific nations. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 47(Supplement C), 68-73. doi:


Davidson, F., Kovacevic, V., Cave, M., Hart, K., & Dark, F. (2015). Assessing Fitness for Trial of Deaf Defendants. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 22(1), 145-156. doi:10.1080/13218719.2014.919690

Davidson, F. (2015). Mental Health Liaison and Diversion: Court Liaison Services and Mental Health Court Programs in Australia. Available online: The Australian Centre for Research Excellence in Offender Health

Heffernan, E., Andersen, K., Davidson, F., & Kinner, S. A. (2015). PTSD Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Custody in Australia: Prevalence and Correlates. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28(6), 523-530. doi:10.1002/jts.22051

Heffernan, E., Andersen, K., Davidson, F., & Kinner, S. A. (2015). The Family Business – Improving the understanding and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among incarcerated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women. Melbourne: Beyondblue

Heffernan, E., Andersen, K., & Kinner, S. A. (2015). Enhancing research quality through cultural competence: a case study in Queensland prisons. Australasian Psychiatry, 23(6), 654-657. doi:10.1177/1039856215609763

Thomas, E. G., Spittal, M. J., Heffernan, E. B., Taxman, F. S., Alati, R., & Kinner, S. A. (2015). Trajectories of psychological distress after prison release: implications for mental health service need in ex-prisoners. Psychological Medicine, 46(3), 611-621. doi:10.1017/S0033291715002123


Pathé, M., Phillips, J., Perdacher, E., & Heffernan, E. (2014). The Harassment of Queensland Members of Parliament: A Mental Health Concern. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 21(4), 577-584. doi:10.1080/13218719.2013.858388

Heffernan, E., Andersen, K., McEntyre, E., & Kinner, S. (2014). Mental Disorder and Cognitive Disability in the Criminal Justice System. In P. Dudgeon, H. Milroy, & R. Walker (Eds.), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Western Australia: Telethon Kids Institute.

Every-Palmer, S., Brink, J., Chern, T. P., Choi, W.-K., Hern-Yee, J. G., Green, B., . . . Mellsop, G. (2014). Review of psychiatric services to mentally disordered offenders around the Pacific Rim. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, 6(1), 1-17. doi:10.1111/appy.12109

Carroll, M., Kinner, S. A., & Heffernan, E. B. (2014). Medication use and knowledge in a sample of Indigenous and non-Indigenous prisoners. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(2), 142-146. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12203


Briffe, D., Reedman, R., & Davidson, F. (2013). The role of the clinical nurse specialist in deafness and mental health. Australian College of mental Health Nurses.

Ober, C., Dingle, K., Clavarino, A., Najman, J. M., Alati, R., & Heffernan, E. B. (2013). Validating a screening tool for mental health and substance use risk in an Indigenous prison population. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32(6), 611-617. doi:10.1111/dar.12063


Heffernan, E., Andersen, K., & Dev, A. (2012). Inside Out – The Mental Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Custody Report. Brisbane: Queensland Government

Heffernan, E., Andersen, K., & Whitton, G. (2012). Prison populations. In K. Lee, B. Freeburn, S. Ella, W. Miller, & K. Conigrave (Eds.), Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work (pp. 385-397). Sydney: University of Sydney.

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