Mr Jan Winter 

Founding Member (The Netherlands)

Mr Winter is a Behavioural Investigative Advisor (BIA)/ Investigative Psychologist with the Dutch National Police. He advises predominantly on violent and sexual offending, and stalking. He is a PhD Candidate with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium. He already holds an MSc in Clinical Psychology (VUB), an MSc in Investigative Psychology (Liverpool), and a postgraduate diploma in Investigative Psychology (Rino, The Netherlands).

Mr Winter's PhD is focusing on sequential analysis of the offender-victim interaction in violent sexual assault and the influence of situational variables on the offender's behaviour. He brings unique experience of applying proximity coefficients and non-parametric Item Response Theory to crime linkage research. As a Behavioural Investigative Advisor, he strives to provide both an academic and practitioner viewpoint when contextualising the research findings. This also means he is well placed to promote network activities and disseminate research findings to relevant practitioners in the field.