Dr Rachel MacKenzie

B.App.Sci (Psych), DPsych (Clinical), MAPS

Dr. Rachel MacKenzie is a senior clinical psychologist who has been involved in the research and treatment of stalkers for more than a decade. She has extensive clinical experience in the assessment and management of stalkers and stalking behaviours. She completed her doctorate on the systematic assessment of stalkers and in 2002, established the specialist stalkers clinic at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) with Professor Paul Mullen. She continues to work in Forensicare’s community-based Problem Behaviour Program in Melbourne, Australia, where she conducts expert evaluations and provides management recommendations for the courts, correctional services and other health providers, as well as providing treatment for stalkers, sex offenders and violent offenders and secondary consultation and supervision of staff and students in these areas. Dr MacKenzie also operates a private clinical and forensic practice specialising in the assessment and treatment of both stalkers and stalking victims and victims of sexual abuse, for organisations and individuals. Being in the unusual position of working with both perpetrators and victims of stalking, she has been able to integrate her knowledge from both perspectives to develop a comprehensive approach to stalking situations. Dr MacKenzie has presented on risk assessment and the management and treatment of stalkers at national and international conferences and provides education on prevention and management of stalking situations in the public and private sectors.

Publications

Books

MacKenzie, R.D., McEwan, T.E., Pathé, M.T., James, D.V., Ogloff, J.R.P., & Mullen, P.E. (2009). The Stalking Risk Profile. Guidelines for assessing and managing stalkers. StalkInc. & the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Monash University.

Book Chapters

Mullen, P.E., & MacKenzie, R. (2004). Assessing and Managing Risk in Stalking Situations. In. J. Bettermann & M. Feenders (Eds.) Stalking: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Intervention. Pp. 51-74. Verlag Für Polizeiwissenschaft: Frankfurt

MacKenzie, R., Mullen, P.E., Pathé, M., & Purcell, R. (2003). The harassment behaviours. In P. Curci, G. Galeazzi & C. Secchi (Eds.) La Sindrome delle Molestie Assillanti (Stalking). Pp. 38-57 Milan: Bollati Boringhieri

Mullen, PE, Pathé M, Purcell R, & MacKenzie R. (2003). Stalking: creating a new category of fear, crime and study. In P. Curci, G. Galeazzi & C. Secchi (Eds.) La Sindrome delle Molestie Assillanti (Stalking). Pp. 21-37 Milan: Bollati Boringhieri

Purcell, R., Pathé, M., Mullen, P.E. & MacKenzie R. (2003). The extent and nature of stalking in the community. In P. Curci, G. Galeazzi, & C. Secchi (Eds.) La Sindrome delle Molestie Assillanti (Stalking). Pp. 72-86 Milan: Bollati Boringhieri

Pathé M, Purcell R, Mullen, P.E. & MacKenzie R. (2003). The Victims of Stalking. In P. Curci, G. Galeazzi & C. Secchi (Eds.) La Sindrome delle Molestie Assillanti (Stalking). Pp. 58-71 Milan: Bollati Boringhieri

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

MacKenzie, R., & James, D. V. (2011) Management and treatment of stalkers: Problems, options, and solutions. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 29 (2), 139–323

James, D.V., McEwan, T.E., MacKenzie, R.D., Meloy, J.R., Mullen, P.E., et al. (2010). Persistence in stalking: A comparison of associations in general forensic and public figure samples. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 21, 283-305.

MacKenzie, R., Mullen, P.E., McEwan, T. E., James, D. V. & Ogloff, J. R. P. (2010). Stalkers and Intelligence: Implications for Treatment. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology 21(6), 852-872.

McEwan, T.E., Mullen, P.E., & MacKenzie, R. (2010). Suicide among stalkers. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 21, 514-520.

McEwan, T.E., Mullen, P.E., MacKenzie, R., & Ogloff, J.R.P. (2009). Violence in stalking situations. Psychological Medicine, 39: 1469 – 1478.

McEwan, T.E., Mullen, P.E., & MacKenzie, R (2009). A study of the predictors of persistence in stalking situations. Law and Human Behavior. 33(2):149-58

McEwan, T.E., Davis, M.R., MacKenzie, R, & Mullen, P.E. (2009). The effect of impression management on STAXI-2 profiles in a clinical forensic sample. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 48: 431-436.

MacKenzie, R., Mullen, P.E., Ogloff, J. R. P., McEwan, T. E., & James, D. V. (2008). Parental bonding and adult attachment styles in different types of stalker. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 53 (6), 1443-1449.

McEwan, T.E., Mullen, P.E., & MacKenzie, R. (2007). Anti-stalking legislation: Are we meeting community needs? Psychiatry, Psychology & Law, 14, 207 – 217

Mullen, P.E., MacKenzie, R., Ogloff, J., Pathé, M., McEwan, T., & Purcell, R. (2006) Assessing and managing the risks in the stalking situation. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law. 34(4): 439 – 450.

Pathé, M., MacKenzie, R., & Mullen, P.E. (2004). Stalking by law: Damaging victims and rewarding offenders. Journal of Law & Medicine, 12 (1), 103-111.

Warren, L. J., MacKenzie, R., Mullen, P.E., & Ogloff, J. R .P. (2004). The problem behavioural model: the development of a Stalkers Clinic and a Threateners Clinic. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 23(3) 387-97.