MEG TERNES

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Originally from Guysborough Intervale, NS, Meg became interested in the criminal justice system at a young age. She considered going to law school, until she discovered Forensic Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University. Meg completed her BA at St. F.X. in 2001, and then went on to complete an MA (2003) and PhD (2009) in Forensic Psychology at the University of British Columbia. After completing her PhD, Meg worked for five years at the Correctional Service of Canada's research branch. She loved her colleagues and loved the work, but missed interacting with students. So in 2014, she jumped at the opportunity to work as an Assistant Professor at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, NS. At SMU, she teaches classes in Research Methods and a variety of Forensic Psychology Topics. She also runs a Forensic Psychology research lab where she and her students explore various topics at the intersection of psychology and the legal system, including correctional psychology, eyewitness memory, investigative interviewing, credibility assessment, and substance use and addiction. Meg lives with her husband and twin boys just outside of Halifax.