Gagnon, Nathalie



Nathalie Gagnon has a M.A in clinical psychology from Simon Fraser University (2000) and a LL.B. from the University of British Columbia (2004). She is currently completing her Ph.D. in forensic psychology at SFU. Her thesis is focused on mental health screening services and policies in pretrial centers and jails.

Nathalie clerked for Desjardins J.A. and Linden J.A. at the Federal Court of Appeal in 2004-2005. Her research interests lie at the intersection of social science and the law, particularly legal decision making. 

She has recently co-edited Forensic Psychology: Criminal and Civil Perspectives, a book scheduled to be published by Ashgate:UK in late 2007. Nathalie has also co-authored a journal article examining the impact of judicial declarations of competence on the perceived credibility of children and defendants (in press, Legal and Criminological Psychology). She is currently working on a revision of the Psychological Perspectives on Criminality chapter in the book Criminology: A Canadian Perspective edited by Rick Linden.