Internationally award-winning researcher, author, and lecturer, Jay P. Singh, PhD, was named “Norway’s Youngest Professor” in a formal assembly at Molde University College on April 30, 2014. Dr. Singh is based in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States, where he is an expert on the issue of mental illness and violence as well as founder of the Global Institute of Forensic Research. His recent appointment as Full Professor of Epidemiology & Violence Risk Assessment at Molde followed a global search for qualified candidates.
“I saw early on that [Singh] is a star. He is very enthusiastic and shines in the subject… Singh has quickly established himself as a key researcher in mental illness and violence,” said Dr. Stål Bjørkly, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Molde University College.
“The epidemiological research currently being conducted by scholars at Molde University College is revolutionizing the field of forensic risk assessment not only in Europe but around the world. It is a pleasure to be affiliated with this outstanding institution and to be able to contribute to its tradition of academic excellence,” said Dr. Singh.
Dr. Singh received his PhD in Psychiatry from the University of Oxford and has served as Senior Clinical Researcher for the Swiss Department of Justice in Zurich, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida, and as a Clinical Associate at Yale School of Medicine. His research projects have involved work in over 50 countries, resulting in over 45 peer-reviewed articles in some of the highest impact medical, psychiatric, and psychological journals. Dr. Singh has given invited lectures at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has also received awards from professional organizations, including the American Psychology-Law Society, the European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, and the Society for Research in Child Development.