UNSW Forensic Psychology Clinic

Our Team

Anita McGregor, Clinic Director, heads the clinic team that includes endorsed forensic psychologists and forensic psychology registrars.

The supervisors are both forensically endorsed and accredited as supervisors by AHPRA, while our registrar is a registered psychologist working towards endorsement by AHPRA.

Interns are enrolled in the Master of Psychology (Forensic) program at UNSW and are registered as provisional psychologists with AHPRA. 

Anita McGregor

UFPC Director
amcgregor@unsw.edu.au

Anita McGregor, Clinic Director, heads the staff team that includes endorsed forensic psychologists and a forensic psychology registrar.

The endorsed team members are all accredited as supervisors by AHPRA and the forensic psychology registrar is a registered psychologist working towards endorsement by AHPRA.

Intern staff are enrolled in the Master of Psychology (Forensic) program at UNSW and are registered as provisional psychologists with AHPRA.

Anita was trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary and practiced in Canada, both in private and public practice as a forensic psychologist. She has been in practice since 1990, and has provided assessment and treatment, conducted training and provided supervision to many training psychologists.

Since coming to Sydney in 2006, Anita has continued has been involved in developing the clinical curriculum of the Master of Psychology (Forensic) program at UNSW. Teaching and coordinating the clinical training of the graduate students in the program has included training, supervision, as well as developing and co-ordinating placements. Anita is an endorsed Forensic Psychologist and Member of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists.

Leah Vircoe

Forensic Psychologist & Clinic Supervisor
l.vircoe@unsw.edu.au

Leah Vircoe is an endorsed Forensic Psychologist and an AHPRA accredited supervisor. She has worked in both private and public settings across NSW and within urban and regional communities. Leah brings over ten years’ experience within NSW Youth Justice, where she held responsibility for therapeutic program development and evaluation, providing clinical supervision to Psychologists and other multi-disciplinary teams, as well as, providing assessment and intervention services for clients with a range of complex clinical and forensic needs. She also has extensive experience preparing psychological reports for Local, District and Children’s Court jurisdictions, the NSW Parole Board, the Mental Health Review Tribunal and the NSW Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Leah is also currently involved in a collaborative research project between Youth Justice and UNSW involving an evaluation of the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioural intervention for high-risk young offenders.

Kylie Finlayson

Supervising Psychologist
k.finlayson@unsw.edu.au

Kylie Finlayson is a graduate of the program, and joined the team in 2020 as our registrar after working as a Psychologist with the New Zealand Department of Corrections - Ara Poutama Aotearoa in Christchurch. She has recently gained her endorsement and accreditation as a supervisor. She has experience providing assessment and intervention for a range of adult clients with complex clinical and forensic needs and has prepared Psychological reports for the New Zealand Parole Board and court system. With over 20 years experience in the criminal justice system, Kylie brings a unique and diverse perspective to issues affecting clients and the broader criminal justice community. As well as providing individual assessment and interventions at the clinic, she is also a group facilitator for Family Connections.

Sarah Parkin

Supervising Psychologist
sarah.parkin@unsw.edu.au

Sarah Parkin is an endorsed Forensic Psychologist and an AHPRA accredited supervisor. Sarah brings a decade of experience with Justice Health and the Forensic Mental Health Network (JH&FMHN), where she worked with both adolescents and adults with complex presentations, including severe mental illness, trauma, substance use, and offending behaviours. She also has experience working with young people with severe emotional and behavioural dysregulation, and risk of harm to themselves at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Sarah has extensive experience completing a range of assessments, including risk assessments, neuropsychological assessments, and personality assessments, and preparing reports for the Mental Health Review Tribunal. Sarah has skills in both individual and group interventions, and a particular passion for working with complex families.

Professor Richard Kemp

UFPC Research Director
richard.kemp@unsw.edu.au

Richard's areas of research include forensic and legal psychology, eyewitness evidence, especially identification evidence. In addition, Richard's research has focussed on Policing and Police interviewing, applied cognitive psychology and applied perception. Richard is an endorsed Forensic Psychologist.

Dr Kristy Martire

UNSW Forensic Research
k.martire@unsw.edu.au

Kristy Martire is an Associate Professor in Forensic Psychology at UNSW. Kristy's research and publications focus on social justice matters and covers the impacts of expert evidence in the criminal justice system; financial strain and the transition from prison; substance use and reintegration; substance use treatment within the criminal justice system; and court diversion programs for substance using offenders. She is a Chief investigator on an NH&MRC funded large scale randomised control trial of financial counselling as an intervention for smoking in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.

Kristy is an endorsed Forensic Psychologist and Member of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists. She is a member of the NSW Forensic College State Committee as well as the UNSW Criminology and Criminal Justice Research Group.