Dr Annalese Bolton
Research Students

Dr Annalese Bolton

B.Psych (Hons), M.Psych (Forensic),  PhD,  MAPS, FCFP

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Psychology

Supervisors: Professor Ben Newell, Professor Simon Gandevia

Research Topic: Bolstering response decision making to child protection situations


  • Book Chapters | 2011
    Bolton AJ; Lennings C; Collins E, 2011, 'Assessing the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse in Litigious Families in the Family Court', in International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders Theory, Practice and Research, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 111 - 139, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/9781119990420.ch6
  • Journal articles | 2019
    BOLTON A; NEWELL BR; GANDEVIA S; PEEK J; BERROCAL CAPDEVILA E, 2019, 'Applying behavioural insights to child protection: venturing beyond the low-hanging fruit', Behavioural Public Policy, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/bpp.2019.12
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bolton A; Gandevia S; Newell BR, 2021, 'Appropriate responses to potential child abuse: The importance of information quality', Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105062
    Journal articles | 2010
    Bolton A; Lennings C, 2010, 'Clinical opinions of structured risk assessments for forensic child protection: The development of a clinically relevant device', Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 32, pp. 1300 - 1310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.04.022
    Journal articles | 2017
    Bolton A; Newell BR; Newell B; Bolton AJ, 2017, 'Finding the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ is both a challenge and an opportunity: A reply to Soon', Behavioural Economics for Policy
    Journal articles | 2017
    Bolton A; Newell BR, 2017, 'Applying behavioural science to government policy: Finding the ‘Goldilocks Zone’', Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy


UNSW PRSS Travel Scholarship (2018)

HARVARD Center for Public Leadership, BIG Ideas Doctoral Workshop attendance and travel grant US$1,500 (2017)

Sydney Psychology Postgraduate Conference, Best proposal talk (2017)

Research Training Program Scholarship (2016-2020)

NeuRA scholarship (2016-2020)



UNSW: PSYC3301: Psychology and Law
- Guest Lecturer, Semester 1, 2018
UNSW: PSYC7403: Experimental Psychology and Law
- Guest Teacher, Semester 1, 2018
UNSW: PSYC7401: Interventions in Forensic Psychology 2
- Guest Teacher, Semester 1, 2018
NeuRA: Clear Thinking workshops
- Co-developer and presenter, 2016, 2017, 2018