Stephen is a lecturer and psychologist at the Australian National University College of Law. His primary research interest is in using psychological research to understand legal regulation and legal professionalism, and therefore to improve legal education, legal practice and the legal profession.
His current research projects involve the quantitative and qualitative study of the levels and antecedents of psychological wellbeing of law students, as well as an exploration of how an ethical professional identity is formed in newly-admitted lawyers. Stephen is also interested in the positive role that uncertainty and ignorance can and should play in legal education and practice.
Stephen is a registered psychologist with a particular interest in acute mental health. He holds a PhD (Clinical Psychology) from the ANU Research School of Psychology.