• Portrait of Sabrina Demetrioff
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Clinical Health Psychology
    PZ350-771 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4

    Phone: 204-787-7424


Research affiliations

Adult Forensic Service, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg

Research summary

Dr. Demetrioff’s research is focused on various aspects of the forensic mental health and legal systems. She is currently working on a project examining similarities and differences between individuals who are referred for an assessment of criminal responsibility and are found eligible versus ineligible for the defence. Other recent projects have included surveying Canadian forensic psychologists about their clinical practice, studying the trajectories of forensic mental health patients through the health and legal systems, and surveying legal professionals about their experiences with the forensic mental health program.


Dr. Sabrina Demetrioff is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in clinical health psychology at the University of Manitoba.

She has been working at the Adult Forensic Service at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg since completing her predoctoral residency at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario in 2013.

Her clinical work with the Adult Forensic Service primarily involves consulting on court-ordered assessments of fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility and completing violence risk assessments for individuals who come under the Criminal Code Review Board of Manitoba.

She is involved in training psychology residents and medical students, and conducts research related to her work in forensic mental health. This includes supervising student research through the Med Summer Research Program, as well as research volunteers with training in psychology and/or medicine.


Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (PhD), Dalhousie University (2014)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology (BA), University of Winnipeg (2001)


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Scholarship (SSHRC) (2006-2009)

D.O. Hebb Doctoral Post-Graduate Prize (awarded to a student entering the graduate program in Psychology who has demonstrated the greatest potential to make significant scientific contributions) (2005)

Contact us

Clinical Health Psychology
PZ350-771 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Canada