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Associate Professor Troy McEwan

Associate Professor
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic), Monash University, Australia; BA(Hons), University of Melbourne, Australia


Associate Professor Troy McEwan's research interests focus on improving understanding, assessment, and treatment of stalking, intimate partner and family violence, and deliberate firesetting. She has particular expertise in the development and evaluation of risk assessment instruments for these and other behaviours such as violence and sexual offending.

In addition to her research role, Troy is a clinical and forensic psychologist who has worked in both inpatient and community forensic mental health settings since 2008. She continues her clinical practice as a Senior Psychologist at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare). Troy was formerly the convenor of the Graduate Program in Forensic Behavioural Science, and continues to teach into that suite of postgraduate courses, in addition to supervision of postgraduate research students. She is currently the President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.

Research interests

Forensic Psychology; Stalking; Family violence; Arson; Deliberate firesetting; Offender risk assessment; Offender treatment; Violence

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Forensic Psychology - 520103

Teaching areas

Forensic Psychology


  • 2017, National, Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award Gold Prize, Australian Institute of Criminology
  • 2015, Other, Service Award, Forensicare
  • 2015, Swinburne, School of Health Sciences Emerging Researcher, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2014, Other, Service Award, Forensicare

Further information



Also published as: McEwan, Troy; McEwan, T.; McEwan, T. E.; McEwan, Troy E.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: Review the Victorian Fixated Threat Assessment Centre?s Joint Extracted De-Identified database (JEDI). *; Victoria Police (for Grants)
  • 2020: Emergency department presentations for mental illness, substance use, and self-harm among family violence victims and perpetrators: Identifying opportunities for prevention. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2020: Family Violence Investigation Unit Case Prioritisation Tool Research Consultancy *; Victoria Police Research Contracts
  • 2020: RFQ - Review of the Countering Violent Extremism in School Initiatives *; Australian Government Department of Education
  • 2019: Evaluation of Magistrates? Court of Victoria Family Violence Reforms *; Court Services Victoria
  • 2019: Evaluation of Police Involved: Mental Health Transfers *; Victoria Police Research Contracts
  • 2018: Request for Quote - Validation of National Tools *; Department of Home Affairs, Commonwealth of Australia
  • 2014: The Enhanced Family Violence Unit: integrating policing and forensic mental health *; MRNWM-ML
  • 2010: Recognising, assessing, and managing high risk stalking behavior: An evidence-based approach *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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