Dr Jennifer Storey

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology,
Progression Monitoring Lead for PGR
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Dr Jennifer Storey


Dr Jennifer E Storey completed her BA (Honours) majoring in both Psychology and Law at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and her MA and PhD in forensic psychology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada.

Key Publications

Storey, J. E. (2020). Risk factors for elder abuse and neglect: A review of the literature. Aggression and Violent Behavior. DOI:10.1016/j.avb.2019.101339
Strand, S., & Storey, J. E. (2019). Intimate partner violence in urban, rural and remote areas: An investigation of offense severity and risk factors. Violence Against Women. DOI: 10.1177/1077801218766611
Storey, J. E. (2016). Hurting the healers: Stalking and stalking-related behavior perpetrated against counselors. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47(4), 261-270. DOI: org/10.1037/pro0000084 

Storey, J. E., Hart, S. D., Cooke, D. J., & Michie, C. (2016). The reliability and validity of the PCL-R in a representative sample of incarcerated male correctional offenders in Canada. Law and Human Behavior, 40(2)136-146. DOI: 10.1037/lhb0000174

Research interests

  • Violence risk assessment, management and communication
  • Elder abuse
  • Stalking
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Psychopathy 

Jennifer’s research is applied in nature and centres on interpersonal violence and violence risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. The goal of her research is to identify and implement best practices in society’s responses to violence in order to minimise its impact on the well-being of victims. Her main areas of expertise in interpersonal violence are elder abuse, stalking, and intimate partner violence. She works extensively with health, criminal justice, social work, and other agencies that respond to interpersonal violence.

Jennifer’s focus on older adult abuse has resulted in the development of a violence risk assessment tool for older adult abuse called the Harm to Older Persons Evaluation (HOPE). She is also working on projects related to older adult homicide, risk factors for older adult abuse, and how to decrease risky decision making among older adults to reduce their vulnerability to financial abuse. In the area of stalking, Jennifer is currently examining topics including cyberstalking, victim impact, and the assessment of risk.

As part of her research, Jennifer provides training on violence risk assessment, management, and safety planning. To date she has trained social workers, nurses, police, and mental health professionals as well as students. 


Convenor and Lecturer

  • PSYC8060: Psychology of Law and Justice (Postgraduate)


  • PSYC3060: Introduction to Forensic Psychology (1st Year)
  • PSYC8050: Psychology of Criminal Conduct (Postgraduate)
  • PSYC8250: Assessment and Treatment of Offending Behaviour in Forensic Settings (Postgraduate)
  • PSYC8470: Forensic Cognition: Theory, Research and Practice (Postgraduate)


First Supervisor

  • Cassidy Weeks: Proposing typologies of cyberstalking perpetrators: an analysis of methods, victims, motivations and risk factors.
  • Rhianna O’Brien: Evaluating Therapeutic Life Story Work among young people with multiple disadvantages.
  • Abby Hare: Adolescent Stalking.

Second Supervisor

  • Laura Bowden: An international study of the clinical application of violence risk assessments in forensic mental health services, Royal Holloway University of London.
  • Lea Kamitz: Relationship Decision Making in Non-Offending Partners of Individuals who have Sexually Offended.
  • Rachel Tisi

Past PhD Students

  • Silvia Fraga Domínguez: Help Seeking and Disclosure in cases of Elder Abuse, Royal Holloway University of London, 2021.    


Registered Forensic Practitioner Psychologist, Health Professions Council (Registration Number PYL36700)

Grants and Awards

2023-2025 Home Office. Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Intervention Fund Feasibility Assessment and Evaluation. Co-I. £750,000
2023 The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) (London). Violence Against Woman and Girls Perpetrator Problem Profile and Stalking Problem Profile (perpetrators and victims). Co-I, 2023 £46,000
2022-2027 The National Institute of Health and The National Institute of Aging (NIH/NIA). Risk Screening & Primary Prevention of Elder Abuse in People Living with Dementia. Co-I, 2022 $614,623 USD
2021 The World Health Organisation (WHO). Mega-maps on the consequences of, and risk and protective factors for, elder abuse. Principal Investigator $24,974.70 USD
2021 2021 Home Office: Domestic Abuse Perpetrators Research Fund. Technology-facilitated domestic abuse: A multidisciplinary examination of methods used by perpetrators. Principal Investigator £98,965.91
2021 Oasis Domestic Abuse Service. Evaluating Therapeutic Life Story Work among young people with multiple disadvantages. Primary supervisor £61,616
2020 Strategic Knowledge Exchange Collaborations Funding, Older Adult Financial Abuse: Organization and Participant Knowledge Exchange. Co-investigator £22,162
2017-2020 Leverhulme Magna Carta Doctoral Centre Scholarship, The Identification and Prosecution of Cyberstalking: Barriers to Combatting a New Crime in the Digital Age. Principal supervisor £62,500
2018 Higher Education Interdisciplinary Fund, RHUL, Improving Security Awareness and Responses to Financial Elder Abuse. Principal Investigator £5,000
2018 Higher Education Interdisciplinary Fund, RHUL, Adolescent online security and safety risks: Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking. Co-Investigator £5,000
2018-2019 Homicide of the Elderly. Research Strategy Fund, RHUL. Principal Investigator £1,900
2015-2016 Brottsoffermyndigheten (The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority): Strukturerade riskbedömningar för våld (Structured risk assessment for violence). Principal investigator 2015-2016, Researcher (2014-2015). £187,787
2016 Young Alumni Award, Carleton University  
2015 Christopher Webster Young Scholar Award: International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services  


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