Personal profile


I am a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth and a member of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology (ICRFP). I obtained an MSc in Criminology in 2010 and a PhD in Psychology in 2018 from the University of Montreal in Canada. I am also a Regular Researcher at the International Centre of Comparative Criminology (ICCC) and the Philippe-Pinel National Institute of Legal Psychiatry.

My research explores multifaceted aspects of criminal behaviour, focusing particularly on online and offline sexual offending, intimate partner violence, and recidivism. It delves into the temporal and behavioural dimensions of criminal careers, examining risk factors, risk assessment and interventions with offenders, as well as offender profiles. Utilizing diverse methodological approaches, my studies strive to understand cognitive processes, atypical sexuality, and explore the complexities of criminal behaviour to inform better intervention and prevention strategies within the realms of criminology and forensic psychology.

I serve as the Module Coordinator for the Level 7 'Assessment and Interventions with Offenders' module within the MSc Forensic Psychology. I supervise research projects at both undergraduate and graduate levels on sexual transgressions and violence, social perceptions of offending behaviours, atypical sexuality, as well as cognitions and behaviours related to the use of pornography.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Les cognitions soutenant la cyberdélinquance sexuelle commise envers les enfants: leur nature, leur mesure et leur rôle, Université de Montréal

Award Date: 7 Sept 2018

MSc, Les théories implicites des agresseurs sexuels d’enfants, Université de Montréal

Award Date: 30 Apr 2010

External positions

Sessional Lecturer, Université de Montréal

Sept 2016Jun 2023

Scientific Researcher / Internet Sexual Exploitation unit, Sûreté du Québec


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