My main areas of interest are forensic and clinical psychology, including the factors underpinning offending behaviour and to the prevention of suicide and self-harm. I have a special interest in psychopathy and how the behavioural and psychological features of the psychopathic disorder lead to offending behaviour. I have published widely on the science of risk assessment and safety planning in mental health services.
My background is as a Consultant in Clinical and Forensic Psychology and I have spent my career as a clinical-academic working in secure mental health facilities, attempting to address the needs of people with severe mental illness or personality disorder who can present a danger to themselves or to the general public. I have a strong interest in clinical and forensic psychology as it applies to the family and criminal courts and have acted as an expert witness in many legal cases.
- BSc (hons), Psychology, University of London
- MSc, Clinical Psychology, University of London
- PhD, Psychology, University of London