Mind Behind the Crime: What makes Australia’s worst killers tick?

Cheryl Critchley & Professor Helen McGrath In Conversation with Tim Watson-Munro

Saturday 25 August 2018
1.00PM – 2.00PM
Visions Theatre
National Museum of Australia

Nurses and neighbours, partners and parents. Everyday Australians become killers, their sadistic crimes shocking a nation. Renowned psychologist Dr. Helen McGrath and prolific journalist Cheryl Critchley, authors of the bestselling Why Did They Do It? join forces again to unpack the crimes and discover the personality disorders of the perpetrators.
In conversation with crime writer and psychologist Tim Watson-Munro.

Cheryl Critchley is a respected Melbourne investigative journalist with 30 years' experience on a range of publications. She is the author of six books on topics as diverse as AFL football, parenting and Melbourne Zoo's first baby elephant. She now writes and edits for a range of publications, volunteers with the AFL Fans Association, and works as a communications professional.

Professor Helen McGrath has worked for many years as a psychologist in both a hospital setting and in private practice. She is currently an adjunct professor at both Deakin University and RMIT University. She is the author/co-author of 22 books for psychologists, other professionals and the general community, including and Bounce Back!, Difficult Personalities: A Practical Guide to Managing the Hurtful Behaviour of Others (and Maybe Your Own).

Criminal psychologist 'Doc' Tim Watson-Munro rose to prominence as a pioneering psychologist at Parramatta Gaol. In the 1980-90s he gave expert evidence in the country's biggest court cases and appeared regularly in the media while chairing the Forensic College of the Australian Psychological Society. He is now a pioneer in the world’s understanding of modern evil and runs practices in Sydney and Melbourne.