Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Olivia Choy
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences
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Olivia Choy received her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. From 2013-2014, she was also a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the etiology of criminal behavior in adults and antisocial behavior in children, as well as interventions for such behavior. As a biopsychosocial criminologist, she examines the influence of biological factors, together with psychological and social environmental ones, to gain a more complete understanding of what underlies antisocial behavior. Her publications involve research on psychophysiological factors such as heart rate, brain mechanisms using non-invasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging methods, and nutrition in relation to criminal and antisocial behavior.

She currently serves on the executive boards of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy and the American Society of Criminology's Division of Biopsychosocial Criminology. She is also on the editorial board of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health and a board member of the Mauritius Child Health Project.
Antisocial behavior, Psychopathy, Psychophysiology, Transcranial direct current stimulation, Nutrition, Biosocial criminology, Experimental criminology, Developmental and life-course criminology
  • Heart Rate and Treatment Outcomes in Incarcerated Adolescent Drug Offenders
  • Project PRooF
Courses Taught
Biopsychosocial Criminology
Criminal Behavior
Fundamentals of Social Science Research