I am a clinical psychologist interested in research that lies at intersection of psychology and medicine. For example, how can our understanding of positive psychology contribute to the maintenance of health and well-being in pediatric populations? How can research from neuropsychology assist us in understanding the cognitive, emotional, and behavioural sequelae of medical illness and interventions? I am also interested in program evaluation and using clinical research to inform and improve health care policy and procedures.
Questioning fairness: the relationship of mental health and psychopathic characteristics with young offenders' perceptions of procedural justice and legitimacy
Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health
Penner, E.K. and Shaffer, C.S. and Viljoen, J.L.
Procedural justice versus risk factors for offending: Predicting recidivism in youth.
Law and Human Behavior
Erika K. Penner and Jodi L. Viljoen and Kevin S. Douglas and Ronald Roesch
Youth custody and mental disorder
A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Risk
Young Offenders in Custody: An International Comparison of Mental Health Services
International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
Erika K. Penner and Ronald Roesch and Jodi L. Viljoen
Defense attorneys' concerns about the competence of adolescent defendants
Behavioral Sciences & the Law
Jodi L. Viljoen and Kaitlyn McLachlan and Twila Wingrove and Erika Penner
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, CGS 2009 & 2007
American Psychology-Law Research Grant, 2008
Research Grant in the Social Policy Field, 2009Honours & Awards
SFU Graduate Fellowship, 2009
Waterhouse Graduate Fellowship in Organizational Innovation and Change, 2010
President's Research Stipend, 2011