Dr Shola Apena Rogers PhD., C.Psychol

Dr Shola Apena Rogers

School of Psychology
Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology
Programme Director, Forensic Clinical Psychology Doctorate

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Dr Shola Apena Rogers is a qualified Forensic Psychologist with research interests in sexual offending on public transport and young people affected by violence.


Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education PGCHE

PhD in Forensic Psychology

BSc Psychology (Hons)


Shola is a Registered Practitioner with the HCPC and a Chartered Forensic. She is an experienced practitioner and researcher who has worked within various settings, including the Criminal Justice System, Children’s Social Care, the NHS, and the voluntary sector. Shola also previously worked in collaboration with the British Transport Police in the area of sexual assault on public transport exploring crime prevention approaches for her PhD.

In addition to her University work, Shola has extensive experience employing evaluation methodology to address social justice issues.


Shola currently lectures on the doctoral programme on the topics of assessment of offenders and victims and training provision in forensic settings.  She supervises Forensic Doctorate and CPD trainees and provides additional one to one support for PG students.

In line with her research interests, she lectures on the topics of youth offending and family violence and family intervention. She has also been developing and delivering sessions on Race and Racism in Psychology in conjunction with Owen Forster

Postgraduate supervision

Supervision for taught doctoral research on the ForenPsyD and ForenClinPsyD programmes


Violence affecting young people and their families, trauma informed care, sexual offending on public transport, experiences of race and racism in practitioners.

Other activities

  • Visitor and Registrant Panel Member, Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Trustee, StreetDoctors
  • Race Equity Associate, Youth Endowment Fund (YEF)