Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science - Stephanie Penney

Stephanie Penney, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Assistant Professor

Stephanie R. Penney, Ph.D. is a clinician-scientist within the Complex Mental Illness Program (Forensic Division) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and cross appointed at the Assistant Professor level within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Both her research and clinical work focus on the assessment and management of violence risk within adult psychiatric and correctional populations. Specifically, she is currently engaged in 3 central lines of research: modifiable risk factors for violence and adverse outcomes, motivational factors for violence and offending, and mental health systems research.

Dr. Penney has published on topics such as psychopathy, juvenile offenders, and the assessment of violence and aggression in diverse populations. Dr. Penney currently holds an Insight Development Grant as Principal Investigator from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($70,705), and has previously been the recipient of over $170,000 in international, federal and provincial grants and research awards.

Dr. Penney serves as Chair of the grants-in-aid committee for the American Psychology-Law Society, and is a member of their Executive Committee. She also currently serves as Chair of a special interest group within the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) focused on advances in violence risk assessment. Dr. Penney has served as a consulting editor for the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology and Psychological Assessment, as well as a reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Development Grants committee.