Expert Witness Work
Information for Solicitors
What do I offer?
I have over 15 years experience of working in forensic settings, including secure hospitals and the prison service. I use this expertise to provide independent psychology reports to Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service in cases such as IPP parole hearings, recall reviews and complex cases where an opinion on mental health / personality and / or cognitive function is needed.
Each assessment is tailored to the needs of the individual and I am trained in a number of well established assessment tools. The tools I have extensive experience in using include, but are not limited, to:
HCR-20 V3 - Violence Risk Assessment
RSVP / SVR-20 V2 - Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol / Sexual Violence Risk Assessment
MCMI IV - Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory - Personality Assessment
WAIS-IV - Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Assessment of Cognitive Function
SAPROF - Structured Assessment of Protective Factors for Violence Risk
I am registered with the HCPC, and a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and professional indemnity insurance. I am currently in the process of completing the Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.
My full CV, along with registration and qualification certificates, can be provided on request.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner
September 2015 - August 2017
North London, St Ann's Hospital
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
September 2010 - September 2013
University of Liverpool
MSc Forensic Psychology
September 2005 - September 2006
University of Central Lancashire
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
September 2004 - July 2005
University of Bolton
BA (Joint Hons.) Russian and German
September 1996 - July 2000
University of Birmingham