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Professor Troy McEwan

DPsych(Clinical), Monash University, Australia; BA(Hons), University of Melbourne, Australia


Professor Troy McEwan's research interests focus on improving understanding, assessment, and treatment of problem behaviour, with a particular interest in stalking, intimate partner and family violence, and deliberate firesetting. She has 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 is the director of Swinburne's postgraduate forensic psychology research and training degrees, teaching into the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic) and the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology and coordinating industry placements for these degrees. Troy also provides regular education and training to practitioners in the fields of mental health, criminal justice, and social services around Australia and internationally. She is the Immediate Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, and sits on the editorial boards of the journals Criminal Justice and Behavior, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, and the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management.

Research interests

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

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

  • 2024: Applying a Trauma-Informed Lens to Understand Pathways into Adolescent Family Violence Use: Expanding the Evidence Base to Inform Prevention and Effective Intervention *; ANROWS Research Priorities Grants
  • 2024: Evaluation of the 2022 stalking training and response pilot project *; Victoria Police Centre
  • 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: Perpetrator Interventions in Justice Settings Evidence and Insights *; Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • 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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