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Dr Leam Anthony Craig

VISITING PROFESSOR OF FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY


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Qualifications

PhD in Psychology (University of Birmingham, UK, 2004)

MSc in Forensic Psychology (University of Surrey, UK, 1997)

BA (Hons) in Psychology/Sociology (Dual Honours) (University of Keele, UK, 1995)

C.Psychol – Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society (BPS)

C.Sci – Chartered Scientist

Registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

EuroPsy Registered European Psychologist – Registrations in Clinical, Health and Forensic

MAE – Full Member, The Academy of Experts

RAPPS – Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (BPS)

Clinical & Research Member: The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

 

Specialization

Clinical and Forensic Psychology

 

Employment Track

Professional Appointments

Clinical Lead, High Risk and Offenders with Personality Disordered Pathway, Derbyshire and Leicestershire Probation Trusts, HMPPS (2014 – 2020)

Director, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, FPP Ltd (2005 – Present)

Head of Psychology, Inpatient Forensic Psychiatric Services, CarePrinciples (Middlestead House, Rose Lodge, Mansfield House) (2007 – 2012)

Consultant Psychologist, Northern Ireland Prison Service: High risk complex cases (2007-2015)

Appointed NHS Consultant Clinical Psychologist, (BPS External Examiner) (2007)

Principal Forensic Psychologist, FPP Ltd (2003 – 2007)

Senior Forensic Psychologist, FPP Ltd (2001 – 2003)

Chartered Forensic Psychologist, FPP Ltd (1999 – 2001)

Forensic Psychologist in Training, FPP Ltd (1997 – 1999)

Researcher, Human Psychopharmacology Research Unit, University of Surrey (1996 – 1997)

Officer Cadet, Royal Air Force: RAF Cosford Air Base. Pilot training (1993 – 1995)

 

Academic Appointments

Visiting Professor of Forensic Psychology, UCLan Cyprus, UK (January 2021 – Present)

Professor, Visiting Chair of the School of Psychology, College of Social Sciences, University of Lincoln, UK (2020 – Present)

Visiting Professor of Forensic & Clinical Psychology, Birmingham City University, UK (2014 – Present)

Hon. Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK (2011 – Present)

Hon. Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK (2017 – 2019)

Examiner (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) James Cook University, Australia (2015)

Examiner (Professional Doctorate): University of Nottingham; Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (2014 – Present)

Examiner (Professional Doctorate): University of Birmingham; Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (2010 – Present)

Professorial Appointing Committee, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK (2014)

Professorial Appointing Committee, Nottingham Trent University, UK (2014)

Professorial Appointing Committee, University of Edinburgh, UK (2014)

Senior Research Fellow (Hon), University of Birmingham, UK (2008 – 2011)

Course Board of Examiners Committee, University of Birmingham, UK (2007 – Present)

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • National Organisation of the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA)
  • International Association of the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO)

 

Research Interests

His research interests include risk assessment methodologies, factors associated with sexual and violent recidivism, child abuse and neglect and parents involved in childcare proceedings. He also has special interest in offenders with intellectual disabilities. His recent research has looked at the effect of age on sexual recidivism, efficacy of domestic violence interventions and factors associated with child abuse in parents involved in childcare proceedings.

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

UCLan Cyprus: Involved in the Risk Assessments module and Violent and Sexual Offenders Interventions module

University of Birmingham: Forensic risk assessment, offenders with intellectual disabilities, major mental illness, assessing mental capacity, personality disorder and psychopathy – aetiology, assessment and treatment, court/ expert witness skills, violent offender risk assessment, sex offenders (assessment, deviancy, online offenders, sex offenders with IDD, and treatment).

Guest Lecturer: Birmingham City University, University of Lincoln, University of Leicester

 

 Selective Publications 

Authored / Edited Academic Books

Series Editor:

  • What Works in Offender Rehabilitation. Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Guest Editor: Special Issue

  • Keulen-de-Vos, M. E., Didden, R., & Craig, L. A. (in prep). Special Issue: Innovations in Forensic Care for Offender with Intellectual Disabilities. Frontiers in Psychiatry.
  • Dixon, L., Craig., L. A., & Wormith, S. (2015). Special Issue: Developments in the rehabilitation of violent and sexually violent offenders, Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research. October 2015.

 

Authored Book:

  • Craig, L. A., Browne, K. D., Beech, A. R. (2008). Assessing risk in sex offenders: A practitioner’s guide: Chichester. John Wiley & Son.

 

Edited Books

  • Craig, L. A., & Bartels, R.M. (in press). Sexual Deviance: Understanding and Managing Deviant Sexual Interest and Paraphilic Disorders. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Proulx, J., Cortoni, F., Craig, L. A., & Letourneau, E. (2020). The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Sexual Offender: Contemporary Perspectives in Theory, Assessment, Treatment and Prevention. Chichester Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Lindsay, W. L., Craig. L. A., & Griffiths, D. (2020). The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Offenders with Intellectual Developmental Disorder: An evidenced based approach to assessment and treatment. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Wormith, S., Craig, L., & Hogue, T. (2020). The Wiley Handbook on What Works in Violence Risk Management: Theory, Assessment and Treatment. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Dixon, L., Perkins, D., Hamilton-Giachritsis, C., & Craig, L. A. (2017). The Wiley Handbook on What Works in Child Protection: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment in Care Proceedings. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Browne, K. D., Beech, A. R., Craig, L. A., & Chou, S. (2017) Assessments in Forensic Practice: A handbook. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A., & Rettenberger, M. (2017). The Wiley Handbook on the Theories, Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offending. Volume 2, Assessment. Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • L. A., Dixon, L., & Gannon, T. A. (2013). What Works in Offender Rehabilitation: An evidenced based approach to assessment and treatment. Wiley-Blackwell
  • Boer, D. P., Eher, R., Craig, L. A., Miner, M. H., & Pfafflin, F. (2011). International perspectives on the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders: Theory, practice and research. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A., Lindsay, W. R. & Browne, K. D. (2010). Assessment and treatment of sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities: A handbook. Wiley-Blackwell.

Book Chapters

  • Craig, L. A.., & Rettenberger, M. (in press). Towards an Integration of Risk Assessment, Case Formulation, and Forensic Neuroscience. In, K. Uzieblo, W. Smid, and K. McCartan (Eds.), Sex offender Assessment, Treatment, and Management: Emerging Directions and Debates. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Craig, L. A., Bartels, R. (in press). An overview of sexual deviance and paraphilic disorders. In, L. A Craig and R. Bartels, Sexual Deviance: Understanding and Managing Deviant Sexual Interests and Paraphilic Disorders. Wiley Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A.., & Rettenberger, M. (in press). Forensic Case Formulation. In M. Brownand M. A. H. Horvath (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology, Second Edition.
  • Rettenberger, M., & Craig, L. A. (2020). Assessing risk of sexual violence in sexual offenders. In, J. Proulx., F. Cortoni., Craig, L. A., and E. Letourneau, E. (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Sexual Offender: Contemporary Perspectives in Theory, Assessment, Treatment and Prevention. (89-102). Chichester Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A., Rettenberger, M., & Beech, A. R. (2020). Neurobiological considerations on the Etiological Approach to Sexual Offender Assessment: CAse Formulation Incorporating Risk Assessment–Version 2 (CAFIRA–v2). In, J. Proulx., F. Cortoni., Craig, L. A., and E. Letourneau, E. (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Sexual Offender: Contemporary Perspectives in Theory, Assessment, Treatment and Prevention. (153-174). Chichester Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A. (2020) What works in the treatment of sexual offenders with intellectual developmental disabilities. In, W. L., Lindsay, L. A., Craig, and D. Griffiths (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Offenders with Intellectual Developmental Disorder: An evidenced based approach to assessment and treatment. (pp. 311-326). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A., Lindsay, W. R., & Griffith, D. M. (2020). What Works for offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Systems for evaluating evidence and book overview. In, W. L., Lindsay, L. A., Craig, and D. Griffiths (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Offenders with Intellectual Developmental Disorder: An evidenced based approach to assessment and treatment (pp. 3-16). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Griffiths, D. M., & Craig, L. A. (2020). Future directions for What Works for offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In, W. L., Lindsay, L. A., Craig, and D. Griffiths (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Offenders with Intellectual Developmental Disorder: An evidenced based approach to assessment and treatment. (pp. 407-420). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Wormith, J. S., Craig, L. A., & Hogue, T. E. (2020). An overview of violent behaviour from aggression to homicide: Theory, research and practice. In, J. S. Wormith, L. A. Craig and T. E. Hogue (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Violence Risk Management: Theory, Research and Practice (p. 3-32). Chichester. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Rettenberger, M., & Craig, L. A. (2020). Sexual violence risk assessment. In, J. S. Wormith, L. A. Craig and T. E. Hogue (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Violence Risk Management: Theory, Research and Practice (p. 183-202). Chichester. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig L., A. (2019) The predictive accuracy of the Risk Matrix 2000. In, R. D., Morgan (Ed), The SAGE Encyclopaedia of Criminal Psychology.
  • Lindsay, W. L., Craig, L. A. & Michie, A. (2018). Assessment of inappropriate sexual behaviour and sexual offending W. R. Lindsay and J. L. Taylor., (Eds.), Handbook of Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 2nd (157-173) Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A. (2017). Working with sexual offenders with intellectual developmental disabilities. In. D. Wilcox, R. Gray., M. Donathy., and C. Baim (Eds.), Working with individuals who have committed sexual offences. (pp. 136-160). Oxon. Routledge.
  • Wilcox, D., & Craig. L. A. (2017). The role of the expert witness. In, G. Davies and A. R., Beech (Eds.). Forensic Psychology: Routledge.
  • Dixon, L., Pekins, D. F., Hamilton-Giachritsis, & Craig, L. A. (2017). Overview and structure of the book. The Wiley Handbook on What Works in Child Protection: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment in Care Proceedings. (pp. 1-12). Chichester. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Merdian, H. J., Gresswell, D. M., & Craig, L. A. (2017). Considering parental risk in parenting (child custody) evaluation cases involving child sexual exploitation material. In, L. Dixon., D. F. Perkins, Hamliton-Giachritsis., and L. A. Craig, (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on What Works in Child Protection: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment in Care Proceedings. (pp. 258-277). Chichester. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Rettenberger, M., & Craig. L. A. (2017). Reporting actuarial risk. In, Brown, S. (ed.), The Forensic Psychologists’ Report Writing Guide. (pp. 44-55). Oxon. Routledge.
  • Cortini, F., Beech. A. R., & Craig. L. A. (2017). Sexual offenders. In, K. D. Browne, A. R. Beech., L. A. Craig., & Chou, S. (Eds.), Assessment in Forensic Practice: A Handbook. J Wiley.
  • Craig, L.A., Stringer, I., & Hutchinson, R. B. (2017) Assessing mental capacity in offenders with learning disabilities. In, K. D. Browne, A. R. Beech., & L. A. Craig (Eds.), Assessment in Forensic Practice: A Handbook. Chichester. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L.A., & Rettenberger, M. (2017). Overview and structure of the book.? In, L. Craig., and M. Rettenberger. (eds), The Wiley Handbook on the Theories, Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offending. Volume 2, Assessment. (pp. 559-572). Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L.A., & Rettenberger, M. (2017). Risk assessment for sexual offenders: Where to from here? In, L. Craig., and M. Rettenberger. (eds), The Wiley Handbook on the Theories, Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offending. Volume 2, Assessment. Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Rettenberger, M., & Craig, L. A. (2017). Actuarial risk assessment of sexual offenders. In, L. A. Craig., and M. Rettenberger. (eds), The Wiley Handbook on the Theories, Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offending. Volume 2, Assessment. Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A.., & Rettenberger, M. (2016). A brief history of sexual offender risk assessment. In, D. R. Laws and W. O’Donohue (Eds.), Treatment of Sexual Offenders: Strengths and weaknesses in assessment and intervention (pp 19-44). New York, Springer.
  • Akerman, G., Beech, A. R., & Craig. L. A. (2015). Treating child sex abusers: A person centred approach. In. D. Wilcox, T. Garrett., and L. Harkins (Eds.), Case Studies in Sex Offender Treatment. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A., Beech, A. R., & Cortoni, F. (2013). What works in assessing risk in sexual and violent offenders. In L.A. Craig., L. Dixon., and T. A. Gannon (eds.), What works in offender rehabilitation: An evidence based approach to assessment and treatment. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Ireland, C., & Craig. L. A. (2011). Adult sex offender assessment. In, P. Boer., R. Eher., M. H. Miner., F. Pfafflin., & L. A. Craig, (Eds.), International perspectives on the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders: Theory, practice and research. Chichester. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Giotakos, O., & Craig, L. A. (2011). Sexual offending in psychotic patients. In, P. Boer., R. Eher., M. H. Miner., F. Pfafflin., & L. A. Craig, (Eds.), International perspectives on the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders: Theory, practice and research. Chichester Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A., Lindsay, W. R (2010) Sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities: Characteristics and prevalence. In, L. A. Craig., W. R. Lindsay., & K. D. Browne, (Eds.), Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook. (pp. 13-36). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A., & Lindsay, W. R. (2010). Psychometric assessment of sexual deviancy in sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities. In, L. A. Craig., K. D. Browne, & W. R. Lindsay, (Eds.), Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook. (pp. 213-232). Chichester. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Craig, L. A., Lindsay, W. R., & Browne, K. D. (2010). Overview. In, L. A. Craig., K. D. Browne, & W. R. Lindsay, (Eds.), Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook. (pp. 3-12). Chichester. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Cortini, F., Craig. L. A., & Beech. A. R. (2010). Assessing risk in sexual offenders. In M. Evans and I. Dréan-Rivette (Eds.), International Criminology Encyclopaedia. (pp. 503-526). Nijmegan, The Netherlands. Wolf Legal Publishers.

 

Journal Publications

  • Craig, L. A., & EWAG (in press). Psychologists as expert witnesses: Results from the EWAG survey. Journal of Forensic Practice.
  • Craig, L. A., & Rettenberger, M. (in prep). The predictive accuracy of the Risk Matrix 2000 scale. Sex Offender Treatment.
  • Pearson, F., & Craig, L. A. (submitted). A systematic review of Core Members’ experiences of Circles of Support and Accountability. Journal of Sexual Aggression.
  • Craig, L. A., & Kock, H. C. H (2021). Expert Witness Psychologists and Remote Working. Expert Witness Journal,
  • Delforterie, M. J., van den Berg, J. W., Bolt, B. C., van den Hazel, R. Didden, R., & Craig, L. A. (2019). Comparing STATIC-99R and STABLE-2007 between persons with and without intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, 10, 3, 58-68.
  • Robinson, J., & Craig, L. A. (2019). Social climate and aggression in IDD services. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, 10, 1, 8-18.
  • Craig, L. A. (2018). Expert witness survey results. New British Psychologist report. The Psychologist
  • Craig, L. A., & Rettenberger, M. (2018). An etiological approach to sexual offender assessment: CAse Formulation Incorporating Risk Assessment (CAFIRA). Curr Psychiatry Rep, 20, 6, 20-43.
  • Bell, N., Tonkin, M., Chester, V., & Craig, L. A. (2018). Adapting measures of social climate for use with individuals with intellectual developmental disability in forensic settings. Psychology, Crime and the Law, 24, 4, 362-378.
  • Wilcox, D., Craig, L. A., Donathy, M. L., & MacDonald, P. (2018). Mental capacity legislation and its impact on parents with learning difficulties involved in childcare and family law proceedings assessments in England and Wales. Journal of Adult Protection, 20, 1, 17-32.
  • Craig, L. (2017). Supporting expert witnesses. The Psychologist, December 2017, p 08
  • Trundle, G., Craig, L., & Stringer, I (2017). Differentiating between pathological demand avoidance and antisocial personality disorder: a case study. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour. 8, 1, 13-27.
  • Robinson, J., Craig. L. A., & Tonkin, M. (2016). Perceptions of social climate and aggressive behaviour in forensic mental health services: A systematic review. Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 1-15.
  • Tully, R., Browne, K. D., & Craig, L. A. (2015). An examination of the predictive validity of the Structured Assessment of Risk and Need Treatment Needs Analysis (SARN TNA) in England and Wales. Criminal Justice and Behavior.
  • Beech, A. R., & Craig, L. (2012). The current status of static and dynamic factors in sexual offender risk assessment. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 4, 4, 169 – 185.
  • Craig, L. A., & Stringer, I., Sanders, C. E. (2012). Treating sexual offenders with intellectual limitations in the community. British Journal of Forensic Practice, 14, 1, 5-20.
  • Craig, L. A. (2011). The effect of age on sexual and violent reconviction. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55, 1, 75-97.
  • Craig, L. A., & Beech, A. R. (2011). Towards a best practice in conducting actuarial risk assessments with adult sexual offenders. Forensic Update, 102, 6-12.
  • Sullivan, J., Beech A. R., & Craig, L. A., Gannon, T (2011). A comparative study of the psychometric profiles of matched groups of intra and extra-familial child sexual abusers with professionals who sexually abuse the children with whom they work. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55, 1, 56-74.
  • Craig, L. A. (2010). Controversies in assessing risk and deviancy in sex offenders with intellectual disabilities. Psychology, Crime & Law, 16, 1-2, 75-101.
  • Craig, L. A., & Beech, A. R. (2010). Towards a guide to best practice in conducting actuarial risk assessments with adult sexual offenders. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 15, 278-293.
  • Murphy, G. H., Sinclair, N., Hays, S-J., Heaton, K., Powell, S., Langdon, P., Stagg, J., Williams, J., Scott, J., Mercer, K., Lippold, T., Tufnell, J., Langheit, G., Goodman, W., Leggett, J., & Craig, L. (2010). Effectiveness of Group Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment for Men with Intellectual Disabilities at Risk of Sexual Offending. The Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 26, 537-551.

 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • National Conference Convenor: New Directions in Sex Offender Practice (2010 – 2020), University of Birmingham. This conference has run for seven consecutive years, involving over 50 invited speakers to an audience of over 500 delegates.
  • Craig, L. A. (2020). Neurobiological considerations on the Etiological Approach to Sexual Offender Assessment: CAse Formulation Incorporating Risk Assessment–Version 2 (CAFIRA–v2). Invited Speaker. AT THE CROSSROADS 2.0 Conference, Antwerp, 6-7th February 2020
  • Craig, L. A. (2018). Where to now in assessing risk in sexual offenders. Worboys and Beyond – the Future of Forensic Risk Assessment and Practice conference. Invited Speaker, 1st – 2nd November 2018, BPS Forensic and Clinical Psychology Faculty, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
  • Craig, L. A. (2018). An etiological approach to sexual offender assessment: CAse Formulation Incorporating Risk Assessment (CAFIRA). Invited Speaker, DSOU conference, HMPPS, 22nd November 2018.
  • Craig, L. A. (2018). Risk factors and frameworks for sexual offenders with IDD. Keynote. NL:ATSA conference, 11th June 2018, Antwerp.
  • Craig, L. A. (2018). What works in treating sexually harmful behaviour with people with IDD. Keynote. NL:ATSA conference, 11th June 2018, Antwerp.
  • Craig, L. (2018). Controversies in progressing IPP prisoners. IPP progression conference, 5th June 2018, University of Leicester, UK.
  • Craig, L. A. (2018). An etiological approach to sexual offender assessment: CAse Formulation Incorporating Risk Assessment (CAFIRA). Keynote, New Directions in Sex Offender Practice conference, 16-18 April 2018.
  • Craig, L. A. (2015). What works with sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities. Invited Keynote Speaker, Lighthouse Healthcare Conference, Sheffield.
  • Craig, L. A. (2013, October). How should we understand the static and dynamic risk factors in sex offender risk assessment. Invited Keynote Speaker, New Directions in Sex Offender Practice, University of Birmingham, UK.
  • Craig, L. A. (2013, June). How should we understand the static and dynamic risk factors in sex offender risk assessment. Invited Symposium, Division of Forensic Psychology, annual conference, Queens University, Belfast.
  • Craig, L. A. (2012). Assessing risk in sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities. Invited Keynote Speaker. NOTA West Midlands Conference. September. University of Birmingham.
  • Craig, L. A. (2010). Attitudes towards rehabilitation. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference, Division of Forensic Psychology, University of Kent, UK, June 22nd – 26.
  • Craig, L. A. (2010). Age and risk. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference, Division of Forensic Psychology, University of Kent, UK, June 22nd – 26 .
  • Craig, L. A. (2009). Best Practice in Risk Assessment. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference, Division of Forensic Psychology, University of Kent, UK, June 22nd – 26 .

 

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

I have experience as a lead researcher in writing tender documents for national research projects and commercial contracts with a combined value of over £2.5 million.

  • 2020: £85,000: NHS contract to provide forensic psychology services to Offenders with Personality Disorders in Derbyshire and Leicestershire probation areas.
  • 2019/2020: £15,000. Criminal Case Review Commission: to investigate potential miscarriages of justice case of a double murder conviction.
  • 2019: £5,500: The Government Legal Department: The production of guidance and briefing paper in response to a request from the Government Legal Department on the feasibility of remote video-link technology used when conducting psychological assessments of asylum seekers overseas.
  • 2013-2014: Value £90,000 research grant, Ministry of Justice. Co-Principal Investigator into the use of expert witnesses within the Family Law Courts. 12-month research project.
  • 2013-2020: Value: £230,000. Implementation of National Offender Management Service (NOMS: Ministry of Justice) Personality Disorder Offender Pathway, managing offenders with personality disorders in the community with Derbyshire Probation Trust.
  • 2013-2019: Value £170,240. Forensic psychology consultancy service with Derbyshire Probation Trust and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) on high risk offenders in the community.
  • 2008-2015: Value: £1,260,000. Forensic psychology service contract with the Northern Ireland Prison Service, on high risk life sentenced prisoners.
  • 2007-2012: Value, £660,000.  Treatment contract: For 5 years I managed an inpatient clinical forensic psychology service for patients detained under the Mental Health Act.
  • 2004-2007: Value: £87,000. Treatment and research contract with Northamptonshire Probation Service into cognitive behavioural programmes for sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities.

     

Supervision of Projects/PhDs

Doctoral Examiner: Completed 16 doctoral examinations (ForenPsyD / PhD: 2010-2017)

  • Academic Supervisor to 14 completed ForenPsyD /PhD candidates.
  • Currently supervising 2 ForenPsyD candidates (professional doctorates), one PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University, and one PhD candidate at UCLan Cyprus.

 

Scholarships/Awards

  • Emerald Literati Award for Highly Commended: Differentiating between pathological demand avoidance and antisocial personality disorder (2018)
  • Fellowship, the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of distinguished contributions to social sciences (FAcSS) (2016)
  • Senior Academic Award, Division of Forensic Psychology, for distinguished contributions to academic knowledge in forensic psychology (2013)
  • Fellowship, British Psychological Society awarded for distinguished contribution in forensic psychology (FBPsS) (2013)

 

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

Editorial Board Membership

  • Journal of Sexual Aggression (2006 – 2013)
  • International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
  • Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research
  • Open Criminology Journal
  • Sex Offender Treatment

Professional Committees

  • Chair, British Psychological Society, Expert Witness Advisory Group (2016 – Present)
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO) (2016 – Present)
  • Research Fellow: Research and Ethics Committee, National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA) (2008 – Present)
  • Convener (Chair) of the Division of Forensic Psychology Membership Sub-Committee (2001 – 2004)
  • Member of the Board of Examiners in Forensic Psychology, BPS (2001 – 2004)
  • Member of the Division of Forensic Psychology Committee, BPS (1999 – 2004)