Lecturer in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Swinburne University of Technology

Doctor Troy McEwan is an academic clinical and forensic psychologist who is a Lecturer in the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Legal Studies at Swinburne University of Technology. Her research interests are in understanding, assessment and management of problem behaviours; that is, behaviours that recklessly or negligently cause harm to others (e.g., violence, sexual offending, stalking). She has particular expertise in the areas of stalking and deliberate firesetting (arson) and has authored over 30 articles on these topics. She is a co-author of the 'Stalking Risk Profile', a risk assessment manual used by international forensic mental health services and police forces to guide their responses to stalking situations.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Lecturer in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2010–2013
    Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Monash University

Education

  • 2008 
    Monash University, DPsych(Clinical/Forensic)
  • 2004 
    University of Melbourne, BA(Hons)

Publications

  • 2014
    Explicit threats of violence. , International Handbook of Threat Assessment.
  • 2014
    Cyberstalking versus offline stalking in a forensic sample, Psychology Crime and Law
  • 2014
    The Problem Behaviour Model and threat assessment., International Handbook of Threat Assessment.
  • 2013
    Mental illness and psychiatric treatment amongst firesetters, other offenders and the general community. , Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • 2013
    Comparing the characteristics of firesetting and non-firesetting offenders: Are firesetters a special case? , Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
  • 2013
    Stalking. , Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • 2013
    The role of psychopathology in stalking by adult strangers and acquaintances., Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • 2012
    Approach and escalation in stalking, Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
  • 2012
    Bushfire and wildfire arson: Arson risk assessment in the Australian context., Firesetting: Theory, Research & Practic
  • 2012
    The potential relevance of brain dysfunction in arson. , Firesetting: Theory, Research & Practice.
  • 2012
    Violence among female stalkers, Psychological Medicine
  • 2011
    Risk factors and risk assessment in juvenile fire-setting., Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
  • 2011
    Same-gender stalking. , Behavioral Sciences and the Law
  • 2011
    Juvenile firesetting: A review of treatment programs., Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
  • 2011
    Advances in stalking risk assessment. , Behavioral Sciences and the Law
  • 2011
    Risk factors for recidivistic arson in adult offenders. , Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
  • 2010
    Persistence in stalking: A comparison of associations in general forensic and public figure samples. , Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
  • 2010
    Stalkers and intelligence: Implications for treatment., Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
  • 2010
    Suicide among stalkers. , Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
  • 2009
    Stalking Risk Profile: Guidelines for Assessing and Managing Stalkers,
  • 2009
    A study of the predictors of persistence in the stalking situation. , Law and Human Behavior
  • 2009
    Violence in stalking situations, Psychological Medicine
  • 2009
    The effect of impression management on STAXI-2 profiles in a clinical forensic sample., British Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • 2008
    Parental bonding and adult attachment styles in different types of stalkers. , Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • 2007
    Anti-stalking legislation in practice: Are we meeting community needs? , Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
  • 2007
    Identifying risk factors in stalking situations: A review of current research. , International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  • 2006
    Assessing and managing the risks in the stalking situation., Journal of the American Association of Psychiatry and the Law

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    Recognising, assessment and managing high risk stalking behaviour: An evidence based approach
    Role:
    Australian Postdoctoral Fellow
    Funding Source:
    ARC
  • 2009
    Australian Bushfire Arson Prevention Initiative
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    RACV

Research Areas

  • Forensic Psychology (170104)
  • Health, Clinical And Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment And Rehabilitation (160202)