Two new Senior Lecturers at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science

Two new Senior Lecturers at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science

Welcome Dr Caleb Lloyd to the position of Senior Lecturer at Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science.


Caleb completed his Doctoral studies at Carleton University, Ottowa, Canada and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas before deciding to make the long trip to Australia. He directs a program of research on offender change in corrections and the community, and is currently serving as Principal Investigator on projects funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Corrections). Caleb is committed to carrying out research that is driven by theory but results in clear practical applications for offender management and rehabilitation. He seeks to be involved in building an international understanding of the psychology of offenders, and collaborates on projects within multiple countries (US, UK, Canada, and New Zealand).

Caleb can be contacted at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science: E –

Some of Caleb’s recent publications are below –  see more at

Serin, R. C., Gobeil, R., Lloyd, C. D., Chadwick, N., Wardrop, K., & Hanby, L. (2016). Using Dynamic Risk to Enhance Conditional Release Decisions in Prisoners to Improve Their Outcomes. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 34(2-3), 321-336. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2213

Serin, R. C., Chadwick, N., & Lloyd, C. D. (2016). Dynamic risk and protective factors. Psychology, Crime & Law, 22(1-2), 151-170. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2015.1112013

Lloyd, C. D., Hanby, L. J., & Serin, R. C. (2014). Rehabilitation group coparticipants’ risk levels are associated with offenders’ treatment performance, treatment change, and recidivism. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(2), 298-311. doi: 10.1037/a0035360

Welcome back Dr Stephane Shepherd and congratulations on his appointment to the position of Senior Lecturer.


Stephane has returned from his travels having spent the past year working at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of California Los Angeles after being awarded the prestigious Fullbright Scholarship. Stephane holds a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology), a Masters degree and he completed his PhD in Forensic Psychology at Monash University in 2013. In 2016, he was awarded with the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Young scholar of the year. Stephane has now returned to the CFBS in the position of Senior Lecturer and hopes to continue building his research program focusing on youth violence, violence risk assessment, risk and protective factors for offending across gender and ethnicity, and cross-cultural mental health.

Stephane can be contacted at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science: E –

You can see Dr Shepherd’s recent presentation at the University of Western Sydney regarding the needs of Indigenous people in custody here

Some of Stephane’s recent publications are below –  see more here

Shepherd, Stephane M. ; Ogloff, James R. P. ; Thomas, Stuart D. M. ; 2016. Are Australian prisons meeting the needs of Indigenous offenders?, Health and Justice, no. 4 (2016), article no. 13

Shepherd, S. M., & Lewis-Fernandez, R. (2016). Forensic Risk Assessment and Cultural Diversity – Contemporary Challenges and Future Directions. Psychology, Public Policy, & Law, 22(4), 427-438. DOI: 10.1037/law0000102

Shepherd, S. M. (2016). Violence risk instruments may be culturally unsafe for use with Indigenous patients. Australasian Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1177/1039856216665287


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