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 Expert  727953

Expert in Psychiatric Nursing, Forensic Psychiatric Nursing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Violence Reduction,

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has worked in Forensic Mental Health services as a nurse and researcher for 20 years and has co-edited a standard forensic mental health handbook. His area of interest is in the risk assessment and risk management of violence, including the use of and the research evidence base for physical interventions applied to violent individuals.

risk management nursing




violence risk assessment


workplace violence


forensic psychiatry


psychiatric nursing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2002   PhD   Mental Health / Nursing   Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London  
1999   MSc Econ   Social ciences Research Methods   Cardiff University  
1996   PG Diploma   Cognitive Behaviour Therapy   Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London  
1996   PG Certificate   Cognitive Behaviour Therapy   Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London & English National Board for Nursing  
1989   Registered Nurse   Mental Health Nursing   Bedfordshire School of Nursing  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1998 to 2010


Self Employed




Career Accomplishments:

Royal College of Nursing; Royal College of Psychiatry; Horatio - European Network of Psychiatric Nurses; Institute of Safety and Health;

Professional Appointments

Editorial Board Member - Mental Health Practice Editorial Board Member - Journal of Forensic Psychiatry Editorial Board Member - Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health Editorial Board Member - Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice


Recipient of Annie Altshcul publication prize (2001) Associate Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (elected by the Court of Electors on the 24th February).

Publications and Patents Summary

Over 100 professional papers, peer reviewed papers and book chapters

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Willan Publishing - Devon  
 - The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology  
 - Journal of Psychopharmacology  
 - Psychological Medicine  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2005 to 2008   Ministry of Justice / Department of Health   Expert Advisor   Member of the National Expert Steering Group for the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme. (The DSPD Programme brings together, the Home Office, Department of Health, the Prison Service and the NHS, to deliver new mental health services for people who are or have previously been considered dangerous as a result of severe personality disorder).
2010 to   Ministry of Justice / Department of Health   Stakeholder member - Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody   Advisory capacity

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Medico-Legal review of psychiatric nursing care of a inpatient in mental health services who committed suicide (England)
  • Medico-Legal review of psychiatric nursing care of a community patient who committed suicide (Rep of Ireland)
  • Medico-Legal review of Hospital risk assessment / managment of potential violence and psychiatric nursing practice (Northern Ireland)
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
My main area of expertise is in psychiatric nursing practice and mental health services, specifically the risk assessment and risk management of suicide, self harm and violence. I have worked within the NHS and privately as both a psychiatric nurse and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist since 1984. I am still in active clinical practice. I am regularly instructed to provide reports for the court; I receive instructions from Solicitors acting for both claimant and defendant. I have received training as an expert. In recent years, I have been instructed to provide expert opinion on psychiatric nursing including: The High Court (Northern Ireland); The High Court (Republic of Ireland); A House of Lords instructed Public Inquiry. I also have experience in providing expert witness reports / testimony in Clinical Negligence /Personal Injury claims, Family Courts and Professional Practice Authorities (E.g., General Dental Council, Family Health Service Appeal Authority (FHSAA))
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2005   Republic of Georgia   Member of an EU funded NGO which was reviewing Forensic and Prison services in the Republic of Georgia

Market Research:
My main insights relate the field of violence reduction / management within the health sector.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

I have developed and delivered on the following: BSc Professional Practice - Violence Reduction; Risk assessment / Management module. I also teach within the University on: Research methods; Systematic review; Epidemiology; the care and management of those with personality disorder; and relapse prevention for addictions

Other Skills and Services

I provide Cognitive Behaviour Therapy on a provate basis (this is usually court instruced) as part of a personal injury claim. I also provide expert witness reports relating to psychiatric nursing.


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