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I am currently Lead Consultant Forensic Psychologist for Cygnet Health. My role involves carrying a caseload of male patients with learning disabilities within a locked rehabilitation unit. I also oversee the psychological service for a number of secure settings working with patients with learning disabilities and / or autism spectrum conditions, managing a team of consultant and qualified psychologists and assistant psychologists.
Until early 2018 I worked across a number of prison based mental health teams. This involved providing treatment for trauma and other complex psychological issues, staff consultation and service development, and overseeing the delivery of prison-based Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services across a number of prisons.
I previously spent four years working in a medium secure forensic unit for males with autism spectrum conditions and/or learning disabilities. Within this time I developed a psychological service working with the Probation Service in Milton Keynes providing Mental Health Treatment Requirements (MHTR’s) as an alternative to custody.
I have previous experience working within prisons as a psychologist, having completed my Forensic Psychology training whilst working in prisons. I was responsible for the delivery of offending behaviour programmes for many years.
I also undertake commissioned psychological work for parole boards and courts requiring risk assessments and specialist assessment of ASC, LD or personality. I am a Team Leader for a national examination board, providing guidance to a team of examiners of GCSE and A-Level Psychology, and am involved in the review process of future live exam papers.
I am interested in research in the following areas:
MSc: Forensic Psychology in Practice (Module organiser)
Additional work commitments: