Professor Jane L. Ireland (Chartered Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist) is a Professor of Forensic Psychology. She holds a Professorial Chair at the University of Central Lancashire and is Violence Treatment Lead within High Secure Services, Ashworth Hospital.
Professor Ireland is elected academy fellow of the Council of the Academy of Social Sciences and fellow of the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA). She holds three further (visiting/honorary) professorships at Abo Akademi University in Finland, Charles Stuart University, Australia, and Cardiff Metropolitan University. Professor Ireland is currently academic lead for the Ashworth Research Centre (ARC), an NHS centre for research based within Mersey Care NHS Trust.