Dr Jennifer Storey

Personal profile

My background is in forensic psychology, I received both my PhD and MA in forensic psychology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada.


Research interests. My research is applied in nature and centers on interpersonal violence and violence risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. The goal of my research is to identify and implement best practices in society’s responses to violence in order to minimize its impact on the well-being of victims. My main areas of expertise in interpersonal violence are elder abuse, stalking, and intimate partner violence. I work extensively with health, criminal justice, social work, and other agencies that respond to interpersonal violence. My work targets multiple aspects of these topics from (1) identifying a need, (2) conducting research to quantify the problem, (3) developing and testing violence risk assessment instruments designed to assist, (4) training professionals to implement such instruments, (5) evaluating instruments in terms of evaluator compliance and ability in using the tool, and (6) evaluating the utility and validity of the instruments in practice.


Training. As part of my research I also provide training on violence risk assessment, management, and safety planning. To date I have trained social workers, nurses, police, and mental health professionals as well as students.


Project examples. Ongoing projects that students I currently supervise are working on include projects on elder abuse, intimate partner violence and homicide, stalking and violence risk assessment. For example,

  1. One current project on elder abuse is examining the characteristics of victims and perpetrators in cases of elder abuse reported to a major UK helpline. Students are examining topics including dementia and elder abuse and financial elder abuse.
  2. Another major project that multiple students are working on involves examining cases of stalking. Specifically, students are investigating the victim impact of stalking and police responses to stalking.
  3. Another student is investigating victims’ perceptions of police assistance in cases of domestic violence. This is being done through interviews with victims about their experiences with police.
  4. Students are also working on projects related to domestic homicide. For example, one student is evaluating the reliability and validity of a tool designed to identify priority perpetrators.

All projects are centered on student learning and participation. I aim to get all projects published with student authorship. Graduate and undergraduate focused projects are available.


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