Bianca Ton

Ms Bianca Ton

Research Assistant
Medicine & Health
School of Population Health


Bianca is a research assistant working within the Justice Health Research Program. She provides administrative and research support for the ReINVEST trial (Reducing impulsivity in repeat violent offenders using a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), the NH&MRC Centre of Research Excellence grant for Violence Perpetration: Profiling, Prediction and Prevention, and other projects led by Professor Tony Butler.

She has extensive experience in writing research papers and reports, preparing ethics applications, communicating with internal and external stakeholders (including government), collecting data, managing large datasets, and analysing and interpreting data. She is also the administrative coordinator for the SOMS1501 Inside the Criminal Mind course. She is currently completing a Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree at UNSW.

  • Journal articles | 2021

    Butler, T., Schofield, P. W., Knight, L., Ton, B., Greenberg, D., Scott, R. J., Grant, L., Keech, A. C., Gebski, V., Jones, J., Ellis, A., Weatherburn, D., Wilhelm, K., Jones, A., Churchill, A., Allnutt, S., Mitchell, P. B., Chappell, D., D'Este, C., Villa, D., … & Carr, V. (2021). Sertraline hydrochloride for reducing impulsive behaviour in male, repeat-violent offenders (ReINVEST): protocol for a phase IV, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised clinical trial. BMJ Open, 11(9).

    Towler A., Keshwa, M., Ton, B., Kemp, R. I., & White, D. (2021). Diagnostic feature training improves face matching accuracy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 47(8), pp. 1288-1298.

    Simpson, P. L., Settumba, S., Adily, A., Ton, B., & Butler, T. (2021). Defining Optimal Post-prison Care for Those With Psychosis: A Delphi Study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12.

    Journal articles | 2020

    Butler, T., Schofield, P. W., Ton, B., Knight, L., Ellis, A., & Greenberg, D. (2020). Tackling violent crime using pharmacotherapy. Judicial Officers’ Bulletin, 32(10), pp. 103-108.

    Yap, L., Jones, J., Donovan, B., Nathan, S., Sullivan, E., Davison, S., Heffernan, E., Richards, A., Meurk, C., Steele, M., Fisher, C., Ton, B., & Butler, T. (2020). The sexual behaviours of adolescents aged between 14 and 17 years involved with the juvenile justice system in Australia: A community-based survey. PLoS One, 15(12): e0243633.

    Journal articles | 2019

    Meurk, C., Steele, M., Yap, L., Jones, J., Heffernan, E., Davison, S., Nathan, S., Donovan, B., Sullivan, L., Schess, J., Harden, S., Ton, B., & Butler, T. (2019). Changing Direction: mental health needs of justice-involved young people in Australia. Kirby Institute, UNSW, Sydney. Print ISBN: 978-0-7334-3884-4. Digital ISBN: 978-0-7334-3886-8

  • Reports | 2021

    Butler, T., Yap, L., Ton, B., Jones, J., Nathan, S., Donovan, B., Sullivan, E., Steele, M., Heffernan, E., Davison, S., Schess, J., Harden, S., Amin, J., & Fisher, C. M. (2021). Changing Direction: Sexual and reproductive health needs of justice-involved young people in Australia. School of Population Health, UNSW, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3963-6