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Hauwa Onifade

Assistant Professor in Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Dr Hauwa Onifade is an Assistant Professor in Forensic Psychology who specialises in working with neurodivergent groups and substance use problems. Dr Onifade is a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist and she currently works clinically overseeing the provisions of psychological services for substance use treatment in Leicestershire.

Current Research

• Managing challenging behaviours in secure services using Positive Behaviour Support

• The applications of compassionate mind training to substance use treatment

• Examining Mental Health Literacy and Stigma in Relation to Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS).

• The Association Between childhood trauma, substance misuse, schizotypy and aggression

• Early Maladaptive Schemas and the Relationship with Intimate Partner Violence

Expertise Summary

- Neurodivergent group in forensic settings, particularly, ADHD and ASD populations (correlates to offending, victimisation, and current interventions)

- Substance use

- Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in offending population

- Personality disorder (particularly ASPD and EUPD), and schemas in offenders

- Organisational models and approaches for working with offenders

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University of Nottingham
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