Short bio

Marjolein De Pau has acquired a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology (Lessius Hogeschool), a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (UGent) and a master’s degree in Conflict- and Development studies ~ Political Sciences (UGent). Her professional experience as a clinical psychologist lies predominantly in (high secure) forensic psychiatric care. For her academic work she has been involved in the evaluation of treatment policy for Persons labelled as Not Criminally Responsible as a researcher (FOR-CARE project). Currently, she is researching drug treatment policy in federal detention facilities (EVADRUG-PRIS project). Her academic expertise extends to vulnerable groups such as Persons labelled as Not Criminally Responsible or imprisoned persons with a mental disability, and the organization of forensic psychiatric care delivery.

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  • Organization of forensic psychiatric care delivery

  • Persons labelled as Not Criminally Responsible

  • Mental disability

Selected projects

  • FOR-CARE project
  • EVADRUG-PRIS project