Dr. Stephanie Penney is a scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH and an assistant professor within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD from Simon Fraser University and completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship in forensic psychology at Bellevue Hospital in New York city. As a postdoctoral fellow in the adolescent forensic service at CAMH, Dr. Penney conducted research on risk factors for violence and re-offending among justice-involved youth.
Areas of research
Dr. Penney’s current research interests include the predictive validity and clinical utility of dynamic risk factors for violence in forensic populations, such as psychiatric stability, substance use, stress and coping. She is currently conducting a CIHR-funded, multi-site study examining the impact of cannabis legalization on the forensic patient population in Ontario. Other research interests include motivations for violence and offending among justice-involved persons with serious forms of mental illness, as well as innovative models of care to promote recovery among forensic service users.
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