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The Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (APATAP) Committee is excited to announce that our annual conference will be held at Disneyland, Hong Kong from 25 - 27 February 2019.

Our conference theme this year is “Online threats, offline lives: Reality and Practice of Online Threat Management”. This is a highly relevant theme to today’s society and reflects current advancements in the use of technology and social media in assessing and managing global, local, and individual-level threats.

We invite all mental health, law enforcement, security, workplace health and safety, and other professionals tasked with the prevention and response of behavioural risks to join us in this learning and networking opportunity.
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Lorraine Sheridan

School of Psychology, Curtin University
Senior Lecturer
Australia
Dr Lorraine Sheridan is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. She completed Europe's first PhD on stalking and has so far published four books and more than 70 papers on the subject. Her research has taken an applied, interventionist angle and she frequently trains professionals involved in investigating stalking crimes. In the UK, Lorraine was a police accredited offender profiler and she compiles psychological reports related to offenders, highlighting the risks posed by known or unknown suspects. She regularly gives case management advice to the police, security personnel, public figures and others on stalking, harassment, violence, risk assessment, threat assessment, malicious communications and similar topics. After a long stint as a senior academic in universities in the UK, Lorraine is now a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University in Perth. She is a founder member of the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals. Her risk checklist for stalking has been adopted by most English and Welsh police forces and partner agencies.