Overview

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.

Publications

Questioning fairness: the relationship of mental health and psychopathic characteristics with young offenders' perceptions of procedural justice and legitimacyQuestioning fairness
Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health
Erika K. Penner, Catherine S. Shaffer, Jodi L. Viljoen
DOI: 10.1002/cbm.2004
06/2016

Procedural justice versus risk factors for offending: Predicting recidivism in youth.
Law and Human Behavior
Erika K. Penner, Jodi L. Viljoen, Kevin S. Douglas, Ronald Roesch
DOI: 10.1037/lhb0000055
2014

Young Offenders in Custody: An International Comparison of Mental Health Services
International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
Erika K. Penner, Ronald Roesch, Jodi L. Viljoen
DOI: 10.1080/14999013.2011.598427
07/2011

Competence and Criminal Responsibility in Adolescent Defendants
Oxford Handbooks Online
Jodi Viljoen, Erika Penner, Ronald Roesch
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195385106.013.0022
2011

Defense attorneys' concerns about the competence of adolescent defendants
Behavioral Sciences & the Law
Jodi L. Viljoen, Kaitlyn McLachlan, Twila Wingrove, Erika Penner
DOI: 10.1002/bsl.954
08/2010

Research
Grants

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, CGS 2009 & 2007

American Psychology-Law Research Grant, 2008

Research Grant in the Social Policy Field, 2009

Honours & Awards

SFU Graduate Fellowship, 2009

Waterhouse Graduate Fellowship in Organizational Innovation and Change, 2010

President's Research Stipend, 2011