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I am a clinical psychologist trained in the United States. I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 2007. Subsequently, I spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Kent State University and Psycho-Diagnostic Clinic in Akron, Ohio, specializing in personality assessment and forensic psychological assessment. I began my academic career as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama in the USA where I spent the past four years prior to my arrival at ANU in July 2013. Furthermore, I serve as an Associate Editor for the journals Psychological Assessment and Journal of Personality Disorders, and am a member of the editorial boards of Assessment, Journal of Personality Assessment, and Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. For my clinical practice, I specialize in court-ordered forensic psychological evaluation and pre-employment evaluations for public safety positions.

My focuses on psychopathy and other personality disorders (with a current focus on DSM-5 developments), the broader integration of personality and psychopathology, and personality assessment with the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF instruments.