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Students in Forensic Mental Health

Mission Statement

The IAFMHS Student Section provides students in the broad areas of forensic mental health a platform for collaboration and intellectual exchange with other students internationally. Furthermore, we hope to create or facilitate opportunities for support, education, training, and knowledge exchange towards the development of forensic mental health services globally for our student members. We also aim to provide students with other relevant information that may be of particular interest to students in this field such as: graduate programs, funding sources, teaching, research, clinical training opportunities (i.e. workshops, internship, practica) and other resources.

Target group

This group is targeted towards students studying in any field related to the provision of forensic mental health services. This could include, but is not limited to, students studying: psychology, social work, psychiatric nursing, medicine, law, criminology, occupational therapy, etc. We welcome students of all levels from Undergraduate students to PHD students. All are encouraged to join!


      To foster communication between students in forensic mental health with both other students and experts.

      To offer professional development, networking and educational opportunities for student members of IAFMHS.

      To provide a platform for international collaborative research and knowledge exchange among students

If you have questions or have opportunities that may be of interest to our members, we'd love to hear from you. Please e-mail us at  Note that we are transitioning away from our old e-mail address:

Benefits of Student Membership

  • On average, student members pay $300 to $400 CAD less for our annual conference.
  • Access to members-only pages on our website. Including, but not limited to, a list of forensic journals, international forensic conferences, continued education resources, conference tips, our discussion board.

  • Online access to the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health is included in your membership.

Do you have funding, training, research or job opportunities for recent graduates in forensic mental health? Is there an upcoming conference, (free) workshop or (free) webinar that may be of particular interest for our students? 

Let us know at

Student Board: 2022 – 2023


Lillian Bopp

Maddie McPherson 

Liz Jensen

Lindsay Healey


Communications Officer



Doctoral Student,

Clinical Psychology

Doctoral Student,

Criminology, Law & Society

Doctoral Student,

Clinical Psychology

Doctoral Student, Forensic Psychology with a Concentration in Quantitative Methodology

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

George Mason University, USA

Long Island University, USA

Carleton University, Canada

Responsible for overseeing the student section, supporting ongoing and new initiatives, and facilitating IAFMHS student opportunities. Liases with parent board and external organizations.

Responsible for dynamic social media and direct student communications.

 Supports the Student Board by assuming a leadership role on all fundraising and financial matters.

Responsible for scheduling meetings, keeping meeting minutes and providing to-do lists.

Nisali Perera

Alexa Barrett

Mimosa Luigi


Campus Representative and Volunteer Coordinator

Content Developer

President - Elect 

Master's Student, 
Forensic Psychology

Doctoral Student,
Clinical Psychology

M.D and Ph.D. in Mental Health Student

Maastricht University,
The Netherlands

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

McGill University, Canada

Responsible for dynamic social media and direct student communications.

Responsible for website content and social media projects.

Supports the Student President in executing their duties while preparing to assume the Student President role. 

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