Emma Stevenson BSc, MSc, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS


Emma Stevenson

Emma Stevenson is a HCPC registered forensic psychologist, and BPS chartered psychologist, chartered scientist, and associate fellow of the BPS. Emma qualified as a forensic psychologist in 2003 and has experience in a range of forensic settings. This includes work at Prison Service head quarters and as head of the UK’s largest sex offender treatment programme in a high security prison. Emma maintains a significant practice base, she currently holds contracts with the prison service, is a guest lecturer for the MSc in Forensic Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, and provides therapy for private clients. Emma is also an academic supervisor on the forensic psychologist practitioner programme at Cardiff metropolitan University

Emma specialises in risk assessment and treatment planning for sexual and violent offenders including those who have issues with intimate partner violence. She is often instructed in complex, very high-risk cases including sexual murder, and where deviant sexual interests are relevant. Emma is an expert provider of all services relating to the assessment procedures, delivery and supervision of sex offender treatment, including managing the health and wellbeing of treatment providers. Emma also specialises in the assessment of personality disorder and psychopathy.

Emma regularly appears as an expert witness before the parole board, and has provided expert reports to the Crown, family and administrative courts. Emma provides interim cover for registered psychologists as well as individual supervision to forensic psychologists in training, group supervision to treatment teams, and supervision of clinical teams. She has a high level of experience in delivering training on behalf of the Prison and Probation Services and has a wide range of experience developing and delivering training for other clients including association of prison lawyers, Partnerships in Care, and the Prison Service in England and Northern Ireland. She also offers supervision and consultancy to manage individuals who present safeguarding concerns within religious groups.

Emma is highly competent in the use of the following risk and personality assessment measures:

  • Psychopathy checklist-revised (PCL-R)
  • International personality disorder examination (IPDE)
  • HCR-20 (including version 3)
  • Violence risk appraisal guide (VRAG)
  • Risk Matrix 2000 (RM200)
  • Structured assessment of risk and need (SARN)
  • Risk of sexual violence protocol (RSVP)
  • Sexual violence risk-20 (SVR-20)
  • Spousal assault risk assessment (SARA)
  • Structured assessment of violence risk in youth (SAVRY)
  • Estimate of risk of adolescent sexual offence recidivism (ERASOR)
  • Juvenile sex offender assessment protocol (JSOAP)
  • Structured assessment of protective factors (SAPROF)

Please feel free to contact Emma if you require a copy of her professional CV.