Dr. Roland M. Jones is a scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research and a forensic psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is also an assistant professor at the University of Toronto's Division of Forensic Psychiatry.
He trained and worked in psychiatry in the UK and New Zealand and completed sub-speciality training in both general adult and forensic psychiatry. He completed his MSc in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD in psychiatric epidemiology at Cardiff University, UK. He was chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Forensic Psychiatrists in Wales, before moving to Canada in 2017. He has expertise in epidemiology and health care services research, including the application of longitudinal and life-course methods to understanding relationships between mental disorder, violence, offending, and recovery.
Areas of Research
Dr. Jones’ main research areas are related to the understanding of violence and offending associated with mental disorder, and research into risk assessment, treatment and longer-term outcomes of people who have been found Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) or who are unfit to stand trial, as well as those who have mental illness and who are in correctional centres.
Current research includes the investigation of health service utilisation and outcomes among forensic patients and among prisoners by linkage of clinical and ICES data, and the investigation of clinical, social and environmental causes of recidivism among prisoners with mental health problems. Dr. Jones has led research to design and evaluate a symptom rating scale for use in correctional settings (Clinical Global Impression – Corrections) which is now being routinely using in multiple institutions in Canada and internationally.
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