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Sharon Xuereb

Senior Contributing Faculty

College of Psychology and Community Services

School of Psychology

Degree Program M.S. Forensic Psychology

Dr. Sharon Xuereb has 10 years' experience teaching at universities, both brick-and-mortar and online ones, in the UK and the US. She teaches on the Prospectus and Capstone courses, and serves on many PhD dissertation committees.

Dr. Xuereb has 10+ years' experience in clinical and forensic settings. She has worked with drug users in residential facilities and in the community, in residential and community mental health settings, and in child protection services. Dr. Xuereb has conducted assessments of sexual offenders in prisons and in a forensic psychiatric hospital, and provided treatment and risk assessments for sexual and violent offenders who are detained under the Mental Health Act.

Dr. Xuereb's research PhD was about shame, guilt, and denial in offenders. She has also researched university students who consider terminating their studies prematurely.

Dr. Xuereb currently focuses on teaching. She also does pro bono work with refugees and asylum seekers.

Courses Taught

FPSY 8115 - Writing a Quality Prospectus

FPSY 6393 - Psychology Capstone

FPSY 6720 - Abnormal Behavior


B.Psychology (Hons), University of Malta, Malta

MS, University of Central Lancashire, UK

PhD, University of Central Lancashire, UK


Xuereb, S., Ireland, J., Davies, M. (2009). Chronic and Offence-Related Factors and Coping Styles in Offenders. Personality and Individual Differences.

Xuereb, S., Ireland, J., Davies, M. (2009). Development and Preliminary Assessment of a Measure of Shame, Guilt, and Denial in Offenders. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology.

Xuereb, S. (2014). Why students consider terminating their studies and what convinces them to stay. Active Learning in Higher Education.