Portrait of Dr Jennifer E Storey

Dr Jennifer E Storey

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
Equality Representative (staff)


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 recent focus on elder abuse has resulted in the development of a violence risk assessment tool for elder abuse called the Elder Abuse Risk Level Index (EARLI). She is also working on projects related to elder homicide, risk factors for elder 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. 


Dr Jennifer Storey welcomes prospective doctoral students to get in touch if they are interested in her areas of research.

  • Silvia Fraga Domínguez (2017-2020) PhD, Help Seeking and Disclosure in cases of Elder Abuse, Royal Holloway University of London
  • Laura Bowden (2018-2024, part time) PhD, An international study of the clinical application of violence risk assessments in forensic mental health services, Royal Holloway University of London


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

Grants and Awards

2020Strategic Knowledge Exchange Collaborations Funding, Older Adult Financial Abuse: Organization and Participant Knowledge Exchange. Co-Investigator£22,162
2017-2020Leverhulme 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
2018Higher Education Interdisciplinary Fund, RHUL, Improving Security Awareness and Responses to Financial Elder Abuse. Principal Investigator                 £5,000
2018Higher Education Interdisciplinary Fund, RHUL, Adolescent online security and safety risks: Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking. Co-Investigator  £5,000  
2018-2019Homicide 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
2016Young Alumni Award, Carleton University    
2015Christopher Webster Young Scholar Award: International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services    
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