Lab News

November 2019

Dr. Stephens recently published an article on sexual interest in children in men who have committed undetected sexual offences against children. This article was published with a former honours student, Loren Klein, who recently graduated from Osgoode Law School and is completing his articling year. The article will be in an upcoming issue of Sexual Abuse.

Dr. Stephens also recently published an open access book chapter with colleagues at Saint Mary’s University on psychology & the law, which can be accessed here:

October 2019

Kailey Roche (2nd year MSc student),  Sarah Moss (former MSc student), and Skye Stephens will be presenting at the Canadian Sex Research Forum in Victoria, BC (Oct 17-19).

September 2019

Welcome to new graduate students Brandon Burgess and Martina Faitakis who are students in the MSc Applied Psychology – Forensic Stream.

We also extend a warm welcome to incoming undergraduate thesis students: Drew Jamer (co-supervised with Brandon Sparks), Justyn Henley,  and Nicole Robichaud (co-supervised with Kailey Roche).

August 2019

A big congratulations to Sydney Trendell and Sarah Moss for defending their MSc theses! Both Sydney and Sarah are the first students from the lab to graduate from the Applied Psychology – Forensic Stream! We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors and will miss having them around on campus.

Skye Stephens published a follow-up study on the SSPI-2 to appear in an upcoming issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

July 2019

Congratulations to Kailey Roche for completing her MSc practicum at the Forensic Sexual Behaviour Program (Nova Scotia Health Authority).

June 2019

Congratulations to Kailey Roche and Martina Faitakis (incoming graduate student) for their success in securing external funding. Both were awarded the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship!

Congratulations to Kailey Roche for being awarded the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation – Scotia Scholar award!

May 2019

Congratulations to former honours student Emily Baxendale and current graduate student Kailey Roche on their first academic publication on autoerotic asphyxiation . The article will be published in an upcoming issue of The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality.

The lab was well represented at the 4th North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference (N4) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sarah Moss and Sydney Trendell (2nd year MSc students) presented their thesis research. Kailey Roche (1st year MSc student) presented a research project on community members with autoerotic asphyxiation. Isaac Cormier presented his honours thesis as a poster and won second place for best poster. Congratulations Isaac!