Jenny Tew

Jenny Tew

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Advancing the assessment and treatment of psychopathic offenders in the UK: Investigations to inform the Risk, Need and Responsivity framework

Supervisors: Dr Louise Dixon and Dr Leigh Harkins

Jenny is interested in the assessment and treatment of offenders with high levels of psychopathic traits.


B.Sc Psychology

M.Sc Forensic Psychology


Jenny is a Chartered Psychologist (Forensic) and is registered with the HCPC. She is also a Chartered Scientist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has worked within the prison and probation services since 1999 and currently works within NOMS as the psychopathy lead and part of the Chromis team.


Research interests

Psychopathy, risk assessment, and treatment evaluation

Other activities

Jenny is part of the editorial board for Forensic Update.


Tew, J. (2008). DFP Workshop on Continuing Professional Development and Reflective Practice. Forensic Update, 93, 55-56.

Tew, J. (2009). Conference review: Management, Assessment and Treatment of Sexual and Violent Offenders. Forensic Update, 97, 39-40.  

Tew, J. (2012). Chromis: Not just a Fish. Forensic Update.

Tew, J., Dixon, L., Harkins, L. & Bennett, A. (In press).Investigating changes in anger and aggression in offenders with high levels of psychopathic traits attending the Chromis violence reduction programme. Criminal Behaviour and mental health: DSPD Special Issue.

Tew, J. & Atkinson, R. (In press). The Chromis programme: From conception to evaluation. Psychology Crime and law.

Conference presentations

Tew, J. (2012). The Chromis programme. Conference Presentation: Medineo, Diagnosis and treatment of psychopathy. 3rd May 2012.

Tew, J., & Akerman, G. (2006) Treatment Within a Prison Therapeutic Community. Conference presentation: International Association for Forensic psychotherapy 15th International Conference, Revenge, Justice or Treatment? 30th March 2006. Forensic Psychotherapy and the Criminal Law, HMP Grendon

Tew, J., Akerman, G. (2006) What do we know about measuring change in men who have committed sexual offences, and what are we missing? Conference presentation: National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers, 20th September 2006. University of York.

Tew, J. (2010) ‘The Utility of the PICTS and PCL-R in informing treatment outcome and institutional behaviour’. Conference presentation: British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference 24th June 2010.  

Tew, J. & Atkinson, R. (2011). Chromis: A programme for violent offenders with high levels of psychopathic traits. From conception to evaluation. Conference presentation: British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorders. 24th March 2011. 

Tew, J. (2011). Investigations into the use of OASys as a screening tool for PCL-R assessments. Conference presentation: British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference 23rd June 2011.