Associate Professor

Stephanie Penney

Forensic Psychiatry


Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
1001 Queen St W, Unit 4, LAMHP, Toronto, Ontario Canada M6J 1H4
Appointment Status

Stephanie R. Penney, Ph.D. is an independent scientist within the Forensic Division at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and cross appointed at the Assistant Professor level within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Both her research and clinical work focus on the assessment and management of violence risk within adult psychiatric and correctional populations. Dr. Penney’s current program of research is geared toward understanding the causes of violence and offending in individuals with serious mental illness, enhancing the clinical practice of risk assessment, and ultimately, improving service delivery and health outcomes for vulnerable populations.

Dr. Penney has published on topics such as psychopathy, juvenile offenders, and the assessment of violence and aggression in diverse populations. She currently holds an Insight Development Grant as Principal Investigator from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and has previously been the recipient of over $170,000 in international, federal and provincial grants and research awards. She is currently investigating different motivational factors for violence and offending among individuals found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder.