Donald Grant in Conversation at the Wheeler Centre

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What makes somebody a killer – and why are we so fascinated by murder? Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant has been grappling with both questions throughout his working life.

In Killer Instinct: Having a Mind for Murder, Grant brings his experience to bear on the psychological, criminal, cultural and existential phenomenon of murder. Does our interest signal anxiety about our own ability to kill … or to be killed? And does this interest – voyeuristic or sordid as it may sometimes seem – actually perform an important function?

Grant – who was Queensland’s first State Director of Forensic Psychiatry, and sat on the bench of the state’s Mental Health Court for five years – has some thoughts on that. Hear them as he joins Aimee Knight for a conversation about the murderous mind, and our cultural obsession with untimely deaths

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When

19 June 2018, 6:15pm

Where

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street

When

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19 June 2018, 6:15pm

Where

The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street