Dr Troy McEwan

BA(Hons), DPsych (Clinical/Forensic)

 

Dr Troy McEwan is a clinical and forensic psychologist based in Melbourne, Australia. She is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical and Forensic psychology at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology, and also maintains an active clinical role, working within the Problem Behaviour Program at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare). Dr McEwan’s primary research interests are stalking, intimate partner violence and deliberate firesetting. She has conducted a range of research examining risk factors for stalking violence, persistence of stalking behaviour, and stalker suicide. Working with the other authors of the Stalking Risk Profile, Dr McEwan has also undertaken research examining various psychological characteristics of stalkers, publishing on issues such as stalkers’ intelligence, attachment styles, and the role of mental illness in stalking behaviour. Between 2010 and 2014 she led a five year project funded by the Australian Research Council to investigate recidivism among stalkers and examine the medium and long term predictive validity of the Stalking Risk Profile. In conjunction with Rachel MacKenzie, James Ogloff and other colleagues, Dr McEwan also developed a structured psychological intervention for stalking behaviour, with a pilot evaluation conducted at Forensicare between 2011 and 2014.

Dr McEwan has no financial interest in StalkInc. Pty Ltd or the Stalking Risk Profile.

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.

Special issues of Journals Guest Edited

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. (2011). Special issue: Arson, 18(3). (With Ian Freckelton).

Book Chapters

McEwan, T.E. & Ducat, L. (2016). The role of mental illness in firesetting behaviour. R. Doley, G. Dickens & T. Gannon (Eds). Practical guide to the psychology of firesetting: Understanding, managing and treatment adult deliberate firesetters. Abingdon, UK: Psychology Press.

Warren, L., Mullen, P.E. & McEwan, T.E. (2014). Explicit threats of violence. R. Meloy and J. Hoffman (Eds) International Handbook of Threat Assessment. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

McEwan, T.E., MacKenzie, R.D. & McCarthy, J. (2014). The Problem Behaviour Program: Threat assessment and management in community forensic mental health. In R. Meloy and J. Hoffman (Eds) International Handbook of Threat Assessment. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

McEwan, T.E. & Pathé, M. (2013). Stalking. In G. Bruinsma & D. Weisburd (Eds), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New York, NY: Springer Verlag.

McEwan, T.E., Doley, R. & Dolan, M. (2012). Bushfire and wildfire arson: Arson risk assessment in the Australian context. In G. Dickens, P. Sugarman & T. Gannon (Eds), Firesetting: Theory, Research & Practice. London, UK: RCPsych Publications.

Dolan, M. & McEwan, T.E. (2012). The potential relevance of brain dysfunction in arson. In G. Dickens, P. Sugarman & T. Gannon (Eds), Firesetting: Theory, Research & Practice. London: RCPsych Publications.

Peer reviewed articles

Ducat, L., McEwan, T.E., & Ogloff, J.R.P. (2015). An investigation of firesetting recidivism: Factors related to repeat offending. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 20: 1-18.

McKeon, B., McEwan, T.E., & Luebbers, S. (2015). “It’s not really stalking if you know the person”: Measuring community attitudes that normalize, justify and minimise stalking. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 22, 291-306.

Cavezza, C. & McEwan, T.E. (2014). Cyberstalking versus offline stalking in a forensic sample. Psychology, Crime and Law, 20, 955-970.

Ducat, L., McEwan, T.E., & Ogloff, J.R.P. (2013). Comparing the characteristics of firesetting and non-firesetting offenders: Are firesetters a special case? Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, doi: 10.1080/14789949.2013.821514

McEwan, T.E. & Strand, S. (2013). The role of psychopathology in stalking by adult strangers and acquaintances. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 546-555.

Ducat, L., Ogloff, J.R.P. & McEwan, T.E. (2013). Mental illness and psychiatric treatment amongst firesetters, other offenders and the general community. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 945-953.

McEwan, T.E. (2012). Women, the crime of stalking and its effects: A study of police practices and attitudes [Book Review]. Women and Health, 52, 620-626.

McEwan, T.E., MacKenzie, R.D., Mullen, P.E., & James, D.V. (2012). Approach and escalation in stalking. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 23, 392-409.

Strand, S. & McEwan, T.E. (2012). Violence among female stalkers. Psychological Medicine, 42, 545-556.

McEwan, T.E. & Freckelton, I. (2011). Editorial: Assessment, treatment and sentencing of arson offenders: An overview. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 18, 319-328.

Fritzon, K., Dolan, M., Doley, R. & McEwan, T.E. (2011). Juvenile firesetting: A review of treatment programs. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 18, 395-408.

Doley, R., Fineman, K. Dolan, M., Fritzon, K. & McEwan, T.E. (2011). Risk factors for recidivistic arson in adult offenders. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 18, 409-423.

Dolan, M., McEwan, T.E., Doley, R. & Fritzon, K. (2011). Risk factors and risk assessment in juvenile fire-setting. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 18, 378-394.

McEwan, T.E., Pathé, M. & Ogloff, J.R.P. (2011). Advancing stalking risk assessment. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 29, 180-201.

Strand, S. & McEwan, T.E. (2011). Same-gender stalking. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 29, 202-219.

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

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

James, D.V., McEwan, T.E., MacKenzie, R.D., Meloy, J.R., Mullen, P.E., Pathé, M.T., Farnham, F.R. Preston, L.F., & Darnley, B.J. (2010). Persistence in stalking: A comparison of associations in general forensic and public figure samples. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 21, 283-305.

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

McEwan, T.E., Mullen, P.E., MacKenzie, R., & Ogloff, J.R.P. (2009). A study of the predictors of 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 the stalking situation. Law and Human Behavior, 33, 149-158.

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 stalkers. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 53, 1443-1449.

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

McEwan, T.E., Mullen, P.E., & Purcell, R. (2007).  Identifying risk factors in stalking situations: A review of current research.  International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 30, 1 – 9.

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