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Stephane M. Shepherd, PhD

  • Visiting Professor

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PhD, Monash University, 2013
MA, Monash University, 2008
BA, Monash University, 2005


Dr. Shepherd conducts research on violence risk assessment, cross-cultural issues in mental health and forensic mental health, and cultural competence in clinical interactions.

Honors and Awards

2016 International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Young Scholar of the year

2015 Australian-American Fulbright Scholar in Cultural Competence

  • Forensic mental health
  • Violence risk assessment
  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Cultural competence.

Notable Publications

  • Shepherd, S. M., Delgado, R. H., Sherwood, J., & Paradies, Y. (2018). The impact of indigenous cultural identity and cultural engagement on violent offending. BMC Public Health, 18(50). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4603-2
  • Shepherd, S. M., & Lewis-Fernandez, R. (2016). Forensic Risk Assessment and Cultural Diversity – Contemporary Challenges and Future Directions. Psychology, Public Policy, & Law, 22(4), 427-438. DOI: 10.1037/law0000102
  • Shepherd, S. M. & Strand, S. (2015). The Utility of the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL: YV) and the Youth Psychopathic Trait Inventory (YPI)—Is it Meaningful to Measure Psychopathy in Young Offenders? Psychological Assessment. DOI:10.1037/pas0000182
  • Shepherd, S. M. (2015). Criminal Engagement and Australian Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations: Challenges and Implications for Forensic Risk Assessment. Psychiatry, Psychology, & Law. 23(2), 256-274. DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2015.1053164
  • Shepherd, S.M., Adams, Y., McEntyre, E., & Walker, R. (2014). Violence Risk Assessment in Australian Aboriginal Offender populations – A review of the literature. Psychology, Public Policy & Law, 20(3). DOI: 10.1037/law0000017