Gwenda M. Willis
Clinical Psychologist

Gwenda is a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in forensic/correctional psychology research and practice. She joined the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland in 2013. Her research and clinical work focus on strengths-based approaches to psychological assessment and treatment, trauma-informed care and sexual abuse prevention.

Gwen is an Editorial Board member for Sexual Abuse and the Journal of Sexual Aggression (JSA). Gwen has received numerous awards and accolades for her research, including the 2012 New Zealand Psychological Society Early Career Goddard Award – Applied Psychology. In 2015, Gwen was awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.

David Prescott
Director of Acquisitions and Training

A mental health practitioner of 37 years, David Prescott is the Director of Acquisitions and Training for the Safer Society Press. He is the author and editor of 20 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contribution award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the 2018 recipient of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network’s C. Henry Kempe Lifetime Achievement award. Mr. Prescott currently trains and lectures around the world.