University of Auckland academic Ian Lambie has been appointed to the role of Justice Sector Science Advisor.
Dr Lambie is Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology. His research and clinical specialty is youth offending, and child and youth forensic psychology and conduct problems.
He is a member of his profession's disciplinary tribunal, and on the editorial board of a number of journals. Dr Lambie has also served on a number of government advisory committees and held advisory roles to the Youth Crime Action Plan, Department of Corrections, Police, and the Principal Youth Court Judge.
His new role is part of the network of science advisors established across government by the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman.
Secretary for Justice Andrew Bridgman says Dr Lambie will work across the justice sector (New Zealand Police, Department of Corrections, Ministry of Justice and the Serious Fraud Office) to improve access to and use of evidence in the sector.