Sheilagh Hodgins


Professeur titulaire
Département de psychiatrie, Université de Montréal
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Doctorate (PhD), Clinical Psychology, McGill University, Canada 
Master's Equivalent, Clinical Psychology, McGill University, Canada 
Master's, Canadian Studies, Carleton University, Canada
Bachelor's Honours, Psychology, McGill University, Canada 
Thèmes de recherche
Antisocial behavior
Bipolar disorder
Prix et bourses
2009 : Fellow, Distinction, Royal Society of Canada, Canada  
2009 : Wolfson Research Merit Award, Research award, Royal Society, United Kingdom
1996 : Fellow, Research award, Canadian Psychological Association, Canada
1996 : Fellowship, Research award, Medical Research Council of Sweden, Sweden
1986 : Sabbatical year fellowship, Research award, Social Science Research Council, Canada
1976 : Graduate Fellowship, Research award, Canada Council, Canada
1971 : Graduate Fellowship, Research award, Carleton University, Canada
Projets en cours

Les antecedents de criminalité, troubles antisociaux, et psychopathie chez les homes suivi depuis l'âge de six ans.
Les coûts de la crminalité adulte, ainsi que des individus qui deviennent criminels.

Les genes, les changements epigenetics et les anormalités cérébrales associés au troubles de la conduite. 
Funds held in the last five years
The neurogiological actiology of emotional dysfunction and instrumental violence
Studenship for senior registrars in  Forensic Psychiatry
Developing a CBT intervention for 9 to 12 year children displaying the putative antecedents of schizophrenia and emotional problems
Developing new services for mentally ill patients designed to reduce antisocial behaviour inclusing substance misuse
Work experience
2010 : Associate Professor, Université de Montréal, Psychiatrie, Faculty of Medicine
2007 : Professor, Institute of Psychiatry (NKI) United Kingdom, Forensic Mental Health Science, Not applicable
2002 : Director, Institut of Psychiatry, Sweden, Maria-Ungdom Research Centre, Not applicable
1999 : Adjunct Professor, Concordia University, Canada, Psychology, Arts and Science


HODGINS, S., De BRITO, S. A. (2009). Damaged development and the propensity to criminal behaviour. In B. Kamaldeep, (Ed.), Psychiatry and Crime, London, United Kingdom: Royal Society of Medicine Press

HODGINS, S. (2009). Violent behaviour among people with schizophrenia: A framework for investigations of causes, effective treatment, and prevention. In S. Hodgins, E. Viding, & A. Plodowski (Eds). The Neurobiological Basis of Violence: Science and Rehabilitation (pp 43-64). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

HODGINS, S., VIDING, E., & PLODOWSKI, A. (Eds). (2009). The Neurobiological Basis of Violence: Science and Rehabilitation Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

De BRITO, S. & HODGINS, S. (2009). Executive functions of persistent violent offenders: a critical review of the literature. In S. Hodgins, E. Viding, & A. Plodowski (Eds). The Neurobiological Basis of Violence: Science and Rehabilitation (pp 167-199). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

OSTIGUY, C. S., ELLENBOGEN, M. A., LIMEN, A., WALKER, E. F., HAMMEN, C., & HODGINS, S. (2009). Chronic stress and stressful life events in the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 114, 74-84.

ELLENBOGEN, M. A. & HODGINS, S. (2009). Structure provided by parents in middle childhood, predicts cortisol reactivity in adolescence among the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder and controls. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 773-785.

De BRITO, S. A.,  MECHELLI, A., WILKE, M., LAURENS, K. R., JONES, A. P., BARKER, G. J., HODGINS, S., & VIDING, E. (2009). Size matters: Increased gray matter in boys with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. Brain, 132, 843-852

HODGINS, S., LARM, P., MOLERO-SAMUELSON, Y., TENGSTRÖM, A., & LARSSON, A. (2009). Multiple adverse outcomes over 30 years following adolescent substance misuse treatment. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 119, 484-493.

HODGINS, S., LINCOLN, T., & MAK, T. (2009) Experience of victimisation and depression are associated with community functioning among men with schizophrenia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44(6), 448-457.

De BRITO, S. A., & HODGINS, S. (2009). Antisocial Personality Disorder. In M. McMurran & R. Howard (Eds.), Personality, Personality Disorder, and Violence: An Evidence Based Approach (chapter 7, pp 133-153). Chichester, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

SCHWARTZMAN, A. E., SERBIN, L. A., STACK, D. M., HODGINS, S., & LEDINGHAM, L.E. (2009). Likeability, aggression, and social withdrawal in childhood, psychiatric status in maturity: a prospective study. European Journal of Developmental Science, 3(1), 51-63.

De BRITO, S. A., & HODGINS, S. (2009). Die Antisoziale Persönlichkeitsstörung des DSM-IV-TR - Befunde, Untergruppen und Unterschiede zu Psychopathy. Forensische Psychiatrie, Psychologie, Kriminologie, 3(2), 116-128.

De BRITO, S. A., HODGINS, S., McCRORY, E. J. P., MECHELLI, A., WILKE, M., JONES, A. P., & VIDING, E. (2009). Structural neuroimaging and the antisocial brain: main findings and methodological challenges. Criminal Justice and Behaviour, 36(11),1173-1186.

HODGINS, S. (2009). The interface between general and forensic psychiatric services. European Psychiatry 24(6), 354-355.

HODGINS, S., CREE, A., KHALID, F., PATEL, K., SAINZ-FUENTES, R., SHORTT, M., MAK, T. & RIAZ, M. (2009). Do community mental health teams caring for severely mentally ill patients adjust treatments and services based on patients’ antisocial or criminal behaviours? European Psychiatry 24(6), 373-379.

SOINI, E. J. O., RISSANEN, T., TIIHONEN, J., HODGINS, S., ERONEN, M., RYYNÄNEN, O.-P. (2009). Predicting forensic admission among the mentally ill in a multinational setting: A Bayesian modelling approach. Data and Knowledge Engineering, 68(12), 1427-1440

HODGINS, S., De BRITO, S., SIMONOFF, E., VLOET, T., & VIDING, E. (2009). Getting the phenotypes right: An essential ingredient for understanding aetiological mechanisms underlying persistent violence and developing effective treatments. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 3(44), 1-10.

HODGINS, S. (2009). Parental violent crime, previous violence and substance abuse predict future violence in people with schizophrenia. (Commentary). Evidence Based Mental Health, 12, 127

MOLERO-SAMUELSON, Y., HODGINS, S., LARSSON, A., LARM, P., & TENGSTROM, A., (2010). Adolescent antisocial behaviour as predictor of adverse outcomes to age 50: a follow-up study of 1,947 individuals.

Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(2), 158-174.

LAURENS, K. R., HODGINS, S., MOULD, G. L., WEST, S. A., SCHOENBERG, P. L. A, MURRAY, R. M., & TAYLOR, E. A. (2010). Error-related processing dysfunction in children aged 9 to 12 years presenting putative antecedents of schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 67(3), 238-245.

ELLENBOGEN, M. A., SANTO, J., LINNEN, A-M., WALKER, C-D., HODGINS, S. (2010). High cortisol levels in the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder during two weeks of daily sampling. Bipolar Disorders, 12(1), 77-86.

ELLENBOGEN, M. A., OSTIGUY , C. S., & HODGINS, S. (2010). Intergenerational effects of high neuroticism in parents and their public health significance. American Psychologist, 65(2), 135-136.

HODGINS, S., OLIVER, B.R., TENGSTRÖM, A., &  LARSSON, A. (2010). Adolescents who consulted for substance misuse problems: Outcomes one year later. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 64(3),189-195.

COOKE, D.J., MICHIE, C., De BRITO, S.A., HODGINS, S., SPARKES, L. (2010). Measuring life-long patterns of instrumental aggression: a methodological note. Psychology, Crime and Law,17(4), 319-329.

LARM, P., HODGINS, S., TENGSTROM, A., & LARSSON, A. (2010). Trajectories of resilience over 25 years of individuals who as adolescents consulted for substance misuse and a matched comparison group. Addiction, 105,1216-1225.

HODGINS, S., De BRITO, S. A., CHHABRA, P. & CÔTÉ, G. (2010). Anxiety disorders among offenders with antisocial personality disorders: A distinct sub-type? Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 55(12), 784-791.

CULLEN, A.E., DICKSON, H., WEST, S.A., MORRIS, R.G., MOULD, G.L., HODGINS, S., MURRAY, R.M., LAURENS, K.R. Neurocognitive performance in children aged 9-12 years who present putative antecedents of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 2010, 121(1-3), 15-23

HODGINS, S. & RIAZ, M. (2011). Violence and phases of illness: Differential risk and predictors. European Psychiatry, 26, 518–524.

HODGINS, S., CARLIN, P., MOORHOUSE, R.LEGGE, K., & KHALID, F. (2011). Reducing antisocial behaviour among patients with severe mental illness living in the community: A feasibility study. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21, 75-76.

HODGINS, S., CALEM, M., SHIMEL, R., WILLIAMS, A., HARLESTON, D., MORGAN, C., DAZZAN, P., FEARON, P., MORGAN, K., LAPPIN, J., ZANELLI, J., REICHENBERG, A., & JONES, P. (2011). Criminal offending and distinguishing features of offenders among persons experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 5, 15-23.

MALCOLM, C.P., PICCHIONI, M., DIFORTI, M., SUGRANYES,G., COOKE, E., JOSEPH, C., MCQUEEN, G., PAPARELLI, A., STILO, S.,  O’ CONNOR, J., MORGAN, C., MURRAY, R.M., HODGINS, S. (2010). Pre-morbid conduct disorder symptoms are associated with cannabis use among individuals with a first episode of psychosis. Schizophrenia Research,126,81–86.

De BRITO, S. A., McCRORY, E. J., MECHELLI, A., WILKE, M., JONES, A. P., HODGINS, S., & VIDING, E. (2011). Small, but not perfectly formed: decreased white matter concentration in boys with psychopathic tendencies. Molecular Psychiatry, 16(5), 476-477.

ELLENBOGEN, M.A, HODGINS, S, LINNEN, A-M, & OSTIGUY, C. (2011). Elevated daytime cortisol levels: A biomarker of subsequent major affective disorder? Journal of Affective Disorders, 132 (1-2), 265-269.

OSTIGUY, C.S., ELLENBOGEN, M.A., WALKER, C-D., WALKER, E., & HODGINS, S. (2011). Sensitivity to stress among the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder: A study of daytime cortisol levels. Psychological Medicine, 41, 2447–2457.

SCHIFFER, B., MÜLLER,B.W., SCHERBAUM, N.,HODGINS, S., FORSTING, M., WILTFANG, J., GIZEWSKI, E.R., LEYGRAF, N. (2011). Disentangling structural brain alterations associated with violent offending from those associated with substance use disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry, 68,1039-1049.

CULLEN, A.E., CLARKE, A.Y., KUIPERS, E., HODGINS, S., DEAN, K., & FAHY, T. (2011). A multi-site randomized controlled trial of a cognitive skills programme for male mentally disordered offenders: social–cognitive outcomes. Psychological Medicine, doi:10.1017/S0033291711001553.

MACMANUS, D., HODGINS, S., WALKER, E.F., BRASFIELD, J., RIAZ, M., & LAURENS, K. (2011). Movement abnormalities and psychotic-like-experiences in childhood: Markers of developing schizophrenia? Psychological Medicine, doi:10.1017/S0033291711001085

JOYAL, C., CÔTÉ, G., MELOCHE, J., & HODGINS, S. (2011). Severe mental illness and aggressive behavior: On the importance of considering subgroups. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 10(2), 107–117.

DICKSON, H., LAURENS, K., CULLEN, A., & HODGINS, S. (2011). Meta-analyses of cognitive and motor function in youth aged 16 years and younger who subsequently develop schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, DOI:10.1017/S0033291711001693

HODGINS, S., BARBARESCHI, G., & LARSSON, A. (2011). Adolescents with conduct disorder: Does anxiety make a difference? Journal of Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, 22:5, 669-691.

OSTIGUY, C., ELLENBOGEN, M. A, & HODGINS, S. (2012). Personality of parents with bipolar disorder and interpersonal functioning among their offspring: A prospective 10-year study. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 573-587.

POLIER, G.G., VLOET, T.D., HERPERTZ-DAHLMANN, B., LAURENS, K.R., & HODGINS, S. (2011). Comorbidity of conduct disorder symptoms and internalising problems in children: investigating a community and a clinical sample. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, DOI 10.1007/s00787-011-0229-6

GREGORY, S., ffYTCHE, D., SIMMONS, A., KUMARI, V.,HOWARD, M., HODGINS, S., & BLACKWOOD, N. (2012). The Antisocial Brain: Psychopathy Matters. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69(9), 962-972.

SILVA, T. C., LARM, P., VITARO, F., TREMBLAY, R. E., & HODGINS, S. (2012).The association between maltreatment in childhood and criminal convictions to age 24: A prospective study of a community sample of males from disadvantaged neighbourhoods. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 21(7), 403-413.

OLIVER, B. & HODGINS, S. (2013). Understanding Violence in Girls with Substance Misuse Problems. In A. K. Andershed (Ed.), Girls at Risk: Swedish Longitudinal Research on Adjustment (pp 79 – 104). New York, New York: Springer.

SCHIFFER, B., LEYGRAF, N., MÜLLER, B.W., SCHERBAUM, N., FORSTING, M., WILTFANG, J., GIZEWSKI, E.R., & HODGINS, S. (2013). Structural brain alterations associated with schizophrenia preceded by conduct disorder: A common and distinct subtype of schizophrenia? Schizophrenia Bulletin. 39(5), 1115-28. Epub 2012 Sep 26.

CULLEN, A.E., DE BRITO, S. GREGORY, S.L., MURRAY, R.M., WILLIAMS, S.C.R., HODGINS, S., LAURENS, K.R. (2012). Temporal lobe volume abnormalities precede the prodrome: A study of children presenting antecedents of schizophrenia Schizophrenia Bulletin. Advance Access published November 7, 2012.

CULLEN, A., CLARKE, A.Y., KUIPERS, E., HODGINS, S., DEAN, K., & FAHY, T. (2012). A Multisite Randomized Trial of a Cognitive Skills Program for Male Mentally Disordered Offenders: Violence and Antisocial Behavior Outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 80(6), 1114-1120. doi: 10.1037/a0030291

ELLENBOGEN, M.A., LINNEN, A-M., SANTO, J., HET ROT, M., HODGINS, S., & YOUNG, S.N. (2013). Salivary Cortisol and Interpersonal Functioning: An Event-Contingent Recording Study in the Offspring of Parents with Bipolar Disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(7), 997-1006.

DICKSON, H., CALKINS, M.E., KOHLER, C.G., HODGINS, S., & LAURENS, K. (2013). Misperceptions of facial emotions among youth aged 9-14 years who present multiple antecedents of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin. Advance Access published January 31, 2013. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbs193.

MICHEL, S.F., RIAZ, M., WEBSTER, C., HART, S., LEVANDER, S., MÜLLER-ISBERNER, TIIHONEN, J., REPO-TIIHONEN, E., TUNINGER, E., & HODGINS, S. (2013). Using the HCR-20 to predict aggressive behaviour among men with schizophrenia living in the community: Accuracy of prediction, general and forensic settings, and dynamic risk factors. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. 12: 1–13.

HODGINS, S., LARM, P., ELLENBOGEN, M., VITARO, F., & TREMBLAY, R.E. (2013). Teachers' ratings of childhood behaviours predict adolescent and adult crime among 3,016 males and females. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 58(3), 143–150.

KOLLA, N. & HODGINS, S. (2013). Treatment of people with schizophrenia who behave violently towards others: A review of the empirical literature on treatment effectiveness (pp. 319-339). In L. A. Craig, L. Dixon, & T. A. Gannon (Eds). What Works in Offender Rehabilitation: An evidence based approach to assessment and treatment. United Kingdom: Wiley Blackwell.

TODKAR, A., NILSSON, K.W., ORELAND, L., HODGINS, S., & COMASCO, E. (2013). Serotonin transporter genotype by environment: Studies on alcohol use and misuse in non-human and human primates. Translational Neuroscience, 4(2), 241-250.

De BRITO, S. A., VIDING, E., KUMARIi, V., BLACKWOOD, N., & HODGINS, S. (2013). Cool and Hot Executive Function Impairments in Violent Offenders with Antisocial Personality Disorder With and Without Psychopathy. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65566. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065566. Also published in De Lisi, M. & Vaughn,M.G. (Eds). Biosocial Criminology. Routledge.Matt DeLisi and Michael G. VaughnMatt DeLisi and Michael G. Vaughn

KOLLA, N.J., MALCOLM, C., ATTARD, S., ARENOVICH, T., BLACKWOOD, N., & HODGINS, S. (2013).Childhood Maltreatment and Aggressive Behaviour in Violent Offenders with Psychopathy. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 58(8), 487-94.

HODGINS, S. & CROCKER, A. (2013). Commentary on Lindsay and Dernevik, Risk and offenders with intellectual disabilities: reappraising Hodgins’ Swedish birth cohort study. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 23(3), 158-61. doi: 10.1002/cbm.1877.

MADDOX, L., JOLLEY, S., LAURENS, K.R., HIRSCH, C., HODGINS, S., BROWNING, S., BRAVERY, L., BRACEGIRDLE, K., SMITH, P., & KUIPERS, E. (2013). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Unusual Experiences in Childhren: A Case Series. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41(3):344-58. doi: 10.1017/S1352465812000343. Epub 2012 Jul 5.

HODGINS, S., LÖVENHAG, S., REHN, M., & NILSSON, K.W. (2014). A 5-year follow-up study of adolescents who sought treatment for substance misuse in Sweden. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 23, 347-360.

BRUCE, M., COBB, D., DLISBY, H., NDEGWA, D., & HODGINS, S. (2013). Violence and crime among male inpatients with severe mental illness: Attempting to explain ethnic differences. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(4), 549-558.

OUELLET, F. & HODGINS, S. (2013). Facteurs de protection contre la criminalité : une étude prospective et longitudinale d’une cohorte québécoise. Rapport commandité par Sécurité Publique Canada.

Nathan J. Kolla, Sarah Gregory, Stephen Attard, Nigel Blackwood, Sheilagh Hodgins KOLLA, N.J., GREGORY, S., ATTARD, S., BLACKWOOD, N., HODGINS, S. (2014) Disentangling possible effects of childhood physical abuse on gray matter changes in violent offenders with psychopathy. Disentangling possible effects of childhood physical abuse on gray matter changes in violent offenders with psychopathy Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 221(2), 123-126.

NIJJAR, R., ELLENBOGEN, M.A., & HODGINS, S. (2014). Personality, coping, risky behavior, and mental disorders in the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder: A comprehensive psychosocial assessment. Journal of Affective Disorders, 166, 315-323.

DICKSON, H., CULLEN, A. E., REICHENBURG, A., HODGINS, S., CAMPBELL, D. D., MORRIS, R. G., & LAURENS, K. R. (2014). Cognitive impairment among children at-risk for schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 50, 92-99.Psychiatry Research: NeuroimagingPsychiatry Research: Neuroimaging

HEMPHÄLÄ, M. & HODGINS, S. (2014). Do psychopathic traits assessed in mid-adolescence predict mental health, psychosocial, and antisocial/criminal outcomes over the subsequent five years? Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 59(1), 40-49.

HODGINS, S. Antipsychotics, mood stabilisers, and reductions in violence. The Lancet,384 (99949), 1167-1168.

HODGINS, S. & MÜLLER-ISBERNER, R. (2014). Schizophrenie und Gewalt. Der Nervenarzt, 85, 273–278.

SCHIFFER, B., PAWLICZEK C., MÜLLER, B., FORSTING, M., GIZEWSKI, E., LEYGRAF, N., HODGINS, S. (2014). Neural mechanisms of cognitive control of men with lifelong antisocial behavior. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 222(1-2), 43-51.

HODGINS, S. (2014). Commentary on “Association of violence with emergence of persecutory delusions in untreated schizophrenia”. Evidence Based Mental Health,17(3),75.

HODGINS, S., PIATOSA, M., & SCHIFFER, B. (2013). Violence Among People with Schizophrenia: Phenotypes and Neurobiology. In K.Miczek & A. Meyer-Lindenberg, (Eds.), Neuroscience of Aggression. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 329-368.

KOLLA, N., ATTARD, S., CRAIG, G., BLACKWOOD, N., & HODGINS, S. (in press). Monoamine oxidase A alleles in violent offenders with antisocial personality disorder: High activity associated with proactive aggression. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health.       

SÁNCHEZ-SANSEGUNDO, M., FERRER-CASCALES, R., HERRANZ-BELLIDO, J., PASTOR-BRAVO, M., ALBALADEJO-BLAZQUEZ, N., FERNÁNDEZ-PASCUAL, M., & HODGINS, S. (2014). Subtypes of severely mentally ill violent offenders in a Spanish Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health,13(3) 217-226.

HODGINS, S., CHECKNITA, D., LINDNER, P., SCHIFFER, B., & DE BRITO, S. (in press). Antisocial Personality Disorder. In A. Beech, A.J. Carter, R. Mann, & P. Rotshtein (Eds), The Wiley Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience.

SETHI, A., GREGORY, S. DELL’AQUA, F., PERICHE, T.E., SIMMONS, A., MURPHY, D.G., HODGINS, S., BLACKWOOD, N., & CRAIG, M.C. (2014). Emotional detachment in psychopathy: Involvement of dorsal default-mode connections. Cortex, online August 12, doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.07.018

HODGINS,S., SCHIFFER, B., MÜLLER-ISBERNER, R. (2014). Violence among People with Schizophrenia: Phenotypes and Neurobiology. Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform.

OUELLET, F., HODGINS, S., (2014). Synthèse des connaissances sur les facteurs de protection liés à la délinquance. Criminologie, 47,(2), 231-262.

GREGORY, S., BLAIR, R.J., ffYTCH, D., SIMMONS, A., KUMARI, V., HODGINS, S., & BLACKWOOD, N. (2015). Punishment and the psychopath: an fMRI investigation of reinforcement learning in violent antisocial personality disordered men. Lancet Psychiatry, 2, 53-160.

NILSSON, K.W., COMASCO, E. HODGINS, S., ORELAND, L., & ÅSLUND, C. (in press). Genotypes do not confer risk for delinquency but rather alter susceptibility to positive and negative environmental factors: Gene-environment interactions of BDNF Val66Met, 5-HTTLPR, and MAOA-uVNTR. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.

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