DR MAYUMI PURVIS  -  University Lecturer | Researcher | Consultant | Counsellor

Past Pupil of Distinction inductee, Dr Mayumi Purvis studied Psychology and Criminology within a Bachelor of Arts Degree and holds a PhD in Criminology from the University of Melbourne. She is a former clinical criminologist, independent consultant, researcher and Honorary Fellow at The University of Melbourne, School of Social and Political Sciences (Criminology).

Mayumi was also a member of a government expert panel designed to review and implement standards in all prison-based Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) treatment programs and volunteered her time as Chairperson of Headspace Bairnsdale, where she was responsible for leading a consortium of services aimed at improving the lives and wellbeing of young persons aged 12 to 25 years.

Mayumi developed and implemented a Sex Offenders Specialist Case Management Model into correctional services has delivered correctional officer training (both locally and interstate) including ‘Case Management’, ‘Professional Boundaries in Correctional Settings’, ‘Working Safely with Sexual Offenders’ and ‘Self-Care and Mentoring for Case Managers’ to over two thousand correctional officers, psychologists and students.

Mayumi also designed and co-wrote the accredited Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Sexual Offender Management) course, run specifically for correctional officers who manage high-risk sexual offenders, which is delivered at The University of Melbourne. This is the only course of its kind in the world. Mayumi has also published several papers related to sex offender management.

With a change in direction for Mayumi, she is currently lecturing in Ethics at Monash University, as well as working with Peter Mac Cancer Centre and The University of Melbourne on the development of an end-of-life course.

In addition to this work, Mayumi volunteers in aged care as a counsellor, providing end of life care and delivering dignity therapy. Mayumi is involved in a project centred around ‘volunteer companioning’ that sees her working with nine other brilliant women from around Australia to bring Australia, a U.S. based program called ‘no one dies alone.’

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