Professor Tony Gerard Butler

Professor Tony Gerard Butler

Campus: Kensington

Since completing my PhD in prisoner health, I have continued to develop research into this population group.  I have conducted numerous studies examining the health of adult and juvenile offenders and have co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles on the health of offenders.  Areas of interest include mental illness, the role of traumatic brain injury in offending behaviour, blood-borne viral infections, smoking cessation, health surveillance, the development of health indicators for...

Since completing my PhD in prisoner health, I have continued to develop research into this population group.  I have conducted numerous studies examining the health of adult and juvenile offenders and have co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles on the health of offenders.  Areas of interest include mental illness, the role of traumatic brain injury in offending behaviour, blood-borne viral infections, smoking cessation, health surveillance, the development of health indicators for prisoners, sexual health, and violence (including domestic violence).  Our group also has an interest in the ethics of offender health research and examining the public’s views of offenders.  We are currently undertaking a randomised control trial of a pharmacotherapy for impulsive-violent offenders.  I head the Justice Health Research Program in the Kirby Institute, and currently lead the NHMRC Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Offender Health.  

Broad Research Areas:
Public health, offender health, epidemiology, Infectious diseases, Violence

Specific Research Keywords:
Prisoner health, Smoking cessation, sexual health, ethics, deliberative research


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Available to supervise students with and interest in prisoner and offender health. This includes quantitative and qualitative research, and interventions aimed at improving health and justice outcomes for this population group.   


Currently supervising

Several PhD students

Contact

+61 2 9385 9257