Bios of Current Members

Greg Brown, PhD
Associate Professor

email greg.brown(at)

Dr. Brown is associate professor, chair of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, chair of the Department of Sociology, and director of the Institute for Applied Social Research (IASR) at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Brown is also an associate member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, and Associate Fellow, interRAI.

Dr. Brown recently completed a study of the prevalence of mental illness and mental health care needs among inmates in the Ontario correctional system and, with other interRAI members, is part of the ongoing development of the interRAI Forensic Supplement, the interRAI Mental Health for Correctional Facilities (CF), and the interRAI Brief Mental Health Screener (BMHS) for Corrections. Dr. Brown also leads the research team conducting a longitudinal study of police recruits in the Ontario Provincial Police. Dr. Brown has been a faculty member at Nipissing University since September 1999. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Waterloo in 1991, specializing in research methods and statistics. Dr. Brown worked as a senior project officer for the Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services (1994–96) and as team leader, Research & Evaluation Unit, Ontario Police College (1996–2000).

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