Stéphanie Klein Tuente

Post doc

Stéphanie Klein Tuente is, since January 2020, a postdoctoral researcher at the Regional Forensic Psychiatric Clinic in Växjö and the Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Lund university. Stéphanie is also affiliated to the Centre of Ethics, Law and Mental Health at Gothenburg university. She has a MSc in forensic psychology, obtained in 2013 at Maastricht University (the Netherlands).

In 2015, she started her PhD research on the development of a Virtual Reality aggression prevention training (VRAPT) at the University Medical Center in Groningen (the Netherlands), including studying the effectiveness of the VRAPT through a multicentre randomized controlled trial across the Netherlands.

Stéphanie has worked as a clinician and junior researcher (2013-2015) at the Penitentiary Psychiatric Center of Penitentiary Institution Vught, a large prison in the Netherlands. Thus, Stéphanie has work experience as a psychologist and researcher from both prison services and forensic mental health settings.

As a researcher, Stéphanie is predominantly interested in aggression, and more specially, treatment and prevention of aggressive behaviours. More evidence-based research is needed, also to make the daily environment within forensic psychiatric care safer, for both inpatients and staff members. Eventually, early detection and prevention of aggression, may hopefully decrease seclusions and using coercive measures. Furthermore, Stéphanie is interested in female offenders and forensic psychiatric inpatients. For example, what motivated them to commit crimes and how to rehabilitate them within the forensic system.


Klein Tuente, S., Bogaerts, S., & Veling, W. (2019). Hostile attribution bias and aggression in adults-a systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 46, 66-81.

Klein Tuente, S., Bogaerts, S., Van Ijzendoorn, S., & Veling, W. (2018). Effect of virtual reality aggression prevention training for forensic psychiatric patients (VRAPT): study protocol of a multi-center RCT. BMC psychiatry, 18(1), 251.

Klein Tuente, S., Vogel, V. D., & Stam, J. (2014). Exploring the criminal behavior of women with psychopathy: Results from a multicenter study into psychopathy and violent offending in female forensic psychiatric patients. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 13(4), 311-322.

Peer-reviewed Conference Abstract

Klein Tuente, S., Bogaerts, S., & Veling, W. Efficacy of Virtual Reality aggression prevention training (VRAPT): a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Congress paper at the 19th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, June 24-28 2019, Montréal, Canada.

Lefter, I., Jonker, C. M., Klein Tuente, S., Veling, W., & Bogaerts, S. (2017, October). NAA: A multimodal database of negative affect and aggression. In 2017 Seventh International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) (pp. 21-27). IEEE.

Klein Tuente, S. Virtual reality aggression prevention training in forensic psychiatric centers in the Netherlands – results of a pilot study. Part of a symposium: Where science meets practice: Dutch forensic application of innovative methods based on neuroscience, at the 19th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, June 13-15 2017, Split, Croatia.