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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 have successfully completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon Criminal Expert Witness Certificate.

My full CV, along with registration and qualification certificates, can be provided on request. 

 
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My Qualifications

Education

Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Criminal Expert Witness Certificate

December 2020 - December 2021

Bond Solon in conjunction with Cardiff University

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

 

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