Dr Jan Heath is a nationally registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She holds specialist national registration as a Forensic Psychologist.
Jan is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Psychological College of Forensic Psychologists and the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.
Jan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Social Science) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Psychology both from Monash. She holds a Master of Psychology (Counselling) from Monash wherein her thesis examined Emotional Intelligence. She also holds a Doctor of Psychology (Forensic) from Charles Sturt University. Her dissertation focussed on child sexual abuse.
Publication: Heath, J. M., Thompson, A. T. (2006). Extrafamilial Child Abuse: An Analysis of Briefs of Evidence to Investigate Relationships between Perpetrator and Victim Characteristics. Proceedings of the 2006 Joint Australian Psychological Society and New Zealand Psychological Society Conference, Auckland.
Jan has worked in private practice for over fifteen years. She treats psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, drug and alcohol abuse, internet addiction, gambling, relationship issues and personal development such as self esteem and self image issues. She has held positions in academia, corrections and welfare. Her forensic experience includes, but is not limited to, victims of adult and child sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, trauma, domestic violence and offending. She provides medico-legal reports for Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, TAC, Workcover and medico-legal counsel. Jan has consulted, developed and implemented strategic innovation to Victoria Police in relation to sex offending and victims of crime. Additionally, she has spoken at national and international conferences in relation to offending and most notably sex offending.