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Dr Stephane Shepherd

Associate Professor

Biography

Stephane is Associate Professor and an ARC DECRA Fellow at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science.He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology), a Masters degree and he completed his PhD in Forensic Psychology at Monash University in 2013. Research interests include: youth violence, violence risk assessment, risk and protective factors for offending across gender and ethnicity, and cross-cultural mental health. Stephane was awarded the 2015 Inaugural Fulbright Scholarship in Cultural Competence, the 2016 International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Young scholar of the year, and the 2018 American Psychology-Law Society Saleem Shah award for early career excellence.

Research interests

Forensic Psychology; Psychological Measurement; Clinical Psychology; Criminology; Cross-cultural mental health and wellbeing

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Forensic Psychology - 170104
  • Causes And Prevention Of Crime - 160201
  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross-cultural Studies - 200209

Awards

  • 2020, National, ABC Top 5 Under 40, ABC Radio National
  • 2019, National, Academic Excellence, Africa Media Australia
  • 2018, Swinburne, Swinburne Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence (Early Career Researcher) – Highly Commended Mention, Swinbure University of Technology
  • 2018, International, Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence, American Psychology-Law Society
  • 2017, Swinburne, Dean's award for emerging researcher, School of Health Sciences
  • 2016, International, Christopher Webster Young Scholar of the Year, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services
  • 2015, International, Inaugrual Fulbright Scholarship in Cultural Competence, Australian-American Fulbright Commission

Publications

Also published as: Shepherd, Stephane; Shepherd, S.; Shepherd, S. M.; Shepherd, Stephane M.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Evaluation of New and Enhanced Service Responses to Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse (RFQ) *; Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (Qld)
  • 2020: RFQ - Review of the Countering Violent Extremism in School Initiatives *; Australian Government Department of Education
  • 2020: The consideration of culture In pre-sentence reports *; Australian Institute of Criminology Research Grants
  • 2019: Evaluation of the YSS/AYSS (Youth Support Service/Aboriginal Youth Support Service Evaluation Requirements) *; Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • 2019: Legal Support and Education for South Sudanese and other African Youth *; Victorian Law Foundation Small Grant
  • 2019: Preventing Violent Extremism in Victoria - Exploring the profiles of young Victorians at-risk for extremism *; Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • 2018: Advancing cross-cultural approaches to violence risk assessment *; ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
  • 2016: Effective judicial supervision of offender rehabilitation project *; Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program
  • 2014: Aboriginal prisoners with cognitive impairment - Is this the highest risk group? *; Australian Institute of Criminology Research Grants
  • 2014: Aboriginal prisoners with cognitive impairment - Is this the highest risk group? *; Early/Interrupted Research Career Scheme
  • 2014: The relationship between mental illness and offending among Australian Young Offenders *; Australian Institute of Criminology Research Grants

* Chief Investigator