Dr Shelley Price

Programme Leader for BSc Applied Psychology, Senior Lecturer - University Centre Shrewsbury

Shelley is a forensic psychologist based at University Centre Shrewsbury where she is Programme Leader for the BSc Applied Psychology Programme. She is module leader for the psychological investigation, research methods and applications of psychology modules. 

Qualifications

Shelley has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and an MA in Applied Psychology from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). Her undergraduate dissertation was a meta-analysis on the efficacy of academic and vocational programmes in correctional institutions and their ability to reduce recidivism, and her Master’s thesis examined information processing of sexual material using the emotional Stroop Task. Shelley completed her PhD in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham (UK), where she explored deviant sexual interests of adolescent and adult sexual offenders using the emotional Stroop and functional MRI (fMRI). Shelley also has a Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Teaching, which was completed at Coventry University.  

Overview

Prior to joining the University in 2015, Shelley was Course Director for Psychology at Coventry University and the Employability Tutor, responsible for developing external networks to secure student work experience opportunities, facilitating outreach work, and building relationships for future activities specific to student employability. Prior to completing her PhD in the UK, Shelley was an Evaluation and Offender Assessment Officer for the Ottawa Drug Treatment Court and worked for Public Safety Canada in the Corrections Research branch.

Shelley is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA) and part of the conference marketing committee for the North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology branch of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). She is also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and Carleton University as well as the Book Review Co-Editor for the Journal of Sexual Aggression.

Shelley’s research is focused on criminal justice/forensic issues such as: the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders; information-processing of sexual material; the Good Lives Model (GLM); sexually offending priests; offenders with addictions; the evaluation of addictions treatment programmes; offender assessment; offender treatment and treatment efficacy.  Additional research conducted includes research on correctional officer stress, the Level of Service Inventory (LSI), the Correctional Program Assessment Inventory (CPAI), and the principles of Risk, Need and Responsivity (RNR).

E-mail: shelley.price@chester.ac.uk

Phone no: 01743297172

Teaching

Shelley is module leader for Introduction to Psychological Investigation (PS4201), Introduction to Applications of Psychology (PS4205), Research Methods in Applied Psychology (PS5201), Community Project (PS5205), Applications of Psychology in the Community and the Health Service (PS6204), Applications of Psychology in Business and the Workplace (PS6205) and the Dissertation Module (PS6201) on the Applied Psychology Programme at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). She also guest lectures at universities within the UK in the area of forensic psychology.

Research

Shelley is actively involved in research focussed on the information processing of sexual material using the emotional Stroop task and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In addition, she has been involved in the development of tools intended to evaluate a Good Lives Approach to the treatment of sexual abusers. Shelley has published a number of papers and has presented papers at both national and international conferences. She has research experience in the cognitive assessment of sexual and violent offenders; the assessment and treatment of offenders with addictions; adequate screening procedures for individuals in positions of trust; and the effectiveness of academic and vocational programmes to reduce recidivism.

Published work

Stonard, K.E., Bowen, E., Lawrence, T., & Price, S.A. (2014). The relevance of technology to the nature, prevalence and impact of adolescent dating violence and abuse: A research synthesis. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19, 390-417. DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2014.06.005

Goodman, S., Price, S.A., & Venables, C. (2014). How members of the Public account for the England riots of summer 2011. Applied Psychological Research, 1(1), 34-49. (Found online at http://e-learning.coventry.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/j1/article/view/138)

Price, S.A., Beech, A.R., Mitchell, I.J., & Humphreys, G.W. (2014). Measuring deviant sexual interest in Adolescents using the emotional Stroop task. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 26(5), 450-471. DOI: 10.1177/1079063213495897

Price, S.A., Beech, A.R., Mitchell, I.J., & Humphreys, G.W.  (2013). Measuring deviant sexual interest using the emotional Stroop task. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 40(9),1- 18. DOI: 10.1177/0093854813476264  

Price, S.A., Hanson, R.K., & Tagliani, L. (2012, online). Screening procedures in the United Kingdom for Positions of Trust with Children, Journal of Sexual Aggression. DOI: 10.1080/13552600.2012.744856

Price, S.A., Beech, A.R., Mitchell, I.J., & Humphreys, G.W. (2012). The promises and perils of the emotional Stroop task: A general review and considerations for use with forensic samples. The Journal of Sexual Aggression, 18, 253-268. DOI: 10.1080/13552600.2010.545149

Griffin, H. & Price, S.A. (2009, April). Good Lives Approach Scoring Manual: Additional Considerations Booklet. G-MAP Services Ltd., Sale, United Kingdom.

Griffin, H. & Price, S.A. (2009, April). Good Lives Approach Scoring Manual: Post-Treatment. G-MAP Services Ltd., Sale, United Kingdom.

Griffin, H. & Price, S.A. (2009, April). Good Lives Approach Scoring Manual: Pre-Treatment. G-MAP Services Ltd., Sale, United Kingdom.

Price, S.A. & Hanson, R.K. (2007). A modified Stroop task with sexual offenders: Replication of a study. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 13 (3), 203-216.

Mugford, R., Weekes, J., Bourgon, G., & Price, S. (2006). Drug treatment courts FAQs. Ottawa: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA). (www.ccsa.ca)

Price, S.A. (2006). A modified Stroop task with sexual offenders: Replication of a study. Unpublished master’s thesis, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Hanson, R.K. & Price, S.A. (2004). Sexual abuse screening for positions of trust with children. In R.K. Hanson, F. Pfäfflin, & M. Lütz (Eds.). Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: Scientific and Legal Perspectives (pp. 77 – 93). Vatican City: Rome, Libreria Editrice Vaticana.