Current members of the Fixated Research Group

Paul E. Mullen is Professor Emeritus at Monash University, Melbourne and Visiting Professor to the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He was recently Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Monash University and Clinical Director, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health, and previously Professor of Psychological Medicine at the University of Otago (1982-1992) and Consultant Psychiatrist to the Royal Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He is a principal psychiatric authority on stalking and the co-author of the leading psychiatric textbook on the subject, ‘Stalkers and their Victims’(Stalkers and their Victims)”:http://www.cup.es/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521732413&ss=fro which won the Guttmacher prize in 2001 from the American Psychiatric Association.

He has published over 190 articles in refereed journals, co-authored four books and contributed over 40 chapters, including chapters in both of the standard British textbooks on forensic psychiatry. His other research interests include the relationship between mental disorder and criminal behaviour, the long term impact of childhood sexual abuse, jealousy, threats and threateners, and litigious and chronic complainers. He is a highly sought-after as a psychiatric expert, and was the first non-military defence expert to achieve entry to the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. He is a co-author of the Stalking Risk Profile.

Michele Pathé is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the Community Forensic Mental Health Service in Brisbane, Australia and a Senior Lecturer at Queensland University and Adjunct Professor at the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. She was until recently the Director of Threat Management, a private clinic in Melbourne, Australia, for victims of stalking and related crimes. She was formerly Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (VIFMH) in Melbourne, a consultant to the VIFMH Psychosexual Treatment Program and to Victorian Correctional Services sex offender programs, a Fellow in the Department of Criminology at the University of Melbourne and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne. Dr Pathé has published a doctoral thesis, authored or co-authored 50 scientific papers, 10 book chapters and three books, her main interests being stalking and sexual deviance. She is author of the book ‘Surviving Stalking’(Surviving Stalking)”:http://ebooks.cambridge.org/ebook.jsf?bid=CBO9780511544200 and co-author of the book ‘Stalkers and their Victims’(Stalkers and their Victims)”:http://www.cup.es/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521732413&ss=fro She is a co-author of the Stalking Risk Profile.

David James is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in London and former Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry at University College London. His research interests have included new mechanisms for diverting the mentally ill from the criminal justice system, and stalking and harassment. He is the author or co-author of fifty peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and a number of book chapters, including two in the current editions of the standard textbooks in general and forensic psychiatry. He is co-author of the Stalking Risk Profile.

Reid Meloy is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UC San Diego, School of Medicine; an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law; and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. Dr. Meloy has authored or co-authored 190 papers published in peer-reviewed psychiatric and psychological journals, and has authored, co-authored or edited ten books. He has a particular interest in stalking and both edited and contributed to the textbook ‘The Psychology of Stalking’ Dr. Meloy is also a consultant to the counterintelligence division of the FBI and regularly teaches at the Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico. He has been a technical consultant to the television program CSI since its inception in 2001. He is co-editor of the book ‘Stalking, threatening and attacking public figures’

Frank Farnham is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the North London Forensic Service. He is Clinical Director of the National Stalking Clinic and Clinical Director of Turning Stones, a service for assessing risk in sex offenders. He is co-author of 20 papers in the specialist literature and several book chapters. His research interests have included diversion and stalking.


Mario Scalora is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also consulting psychologist to the United States Capitol Police, specifically the Threat Assessment Section, which assesses and manages threats to members of the United States Congress. He has published a series of studies in the area of targeted violence, and runs an active research programme, involving collaboration with state and federal agencies dealing with threat management issues.

Former Members

Lulu Preston is a forensically-trained clinical psychologist who has worked at the North London Forensic Service and in HMP Holloway. She has worked with offenders with mental illness, with learning disabilities, and in a specialist women’s service. She has taught doctoral clinical psychologists in training and been involved in teaching at University College London. She has co-authored a number of publications in the field of risk assessment.

Brian Darnley is a forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic in London.