14 - 16 June 2022, voco St. John's, Solihull
Dr Clare Allely
University of SalfordShow content
Dr Clare Allely is a Reader in Forensic Psychology at the University of Salford in England and is an affiliate member of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at Gothenburg University, Sweden. She is also an Associate of The Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ) at the University of Strathclyde. Clare is also an Honorary Research Fellow in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences affiliated to the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow. Clare acts as an expert witness in criminal cases involving defendants with autism spectrum disorder and contributes to the evidence base used in the courts on psychology and legal issues through her published work. She is author of the book “The Psychology of Extreme Violence: A Case Study Approach to Serial Homicide, Mass Shooting, School Shooting and Lone-actor Terrorism” published by Routledge in 2020 and author of the book “Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Criminal Justice System: A Guide to Understanding Suspects, Defendants and Offenders with Autism” published by Routledge in 2022.
Dr Louise BowersShow content
Dr Louise Bowers is a Health and Care Professions (HCPC) registered forensic psychologist and a British Psychological Society (BPS) chartered psychologist. She has over 27 years of experience working as a forensic psychologist in a range of settings including, HM Prison Service, the Youth Justice Service, the Parole Board, the NHS, and private providers of secure and non-secure forensic services. She has been a director of The Forensic Psychologist Service since 2005. Louise splits her time between: practice (assessment and treatment); being an expert witness; providing group and individual supervision; and working for her regulatory and professional body. Louise lectures at a number of universities and holds an academic position at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Louise is also the forensic psychologist member of the BPS Expert Witness Advisory Group. Louise specialises in the assessment and treatment of individuals (including children) who have committed serious violent and sexual offences and this is her primary area of research and practice. She is frequently instructed on high profile Crown Court and Parole Board cases where there is significant media interest and she regularly acts as an expert witness is such cases.
Kerry DaynesShow content
Kerry is a Consultant Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is a Health & Care Professions Council Registered and Practitioner Forensic Psychologist. She has worked in her field for over twenty-five years, including within the Prison Service, both NHS and public sector secure psychiatric services and as an expert witness and specialist advisor in major police investigations as part of her private practice. Kerry is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller ‘The Dark Side Of The Mind’ and ‘What Lies Buried’. She is also a TV presenter, documentary-maker and regular contributor to the media. She is probably best known for her role as ‘The Profiler’ in Discovery UKs highest rated true crime show ‘Faking It’ (currently on its six series).
The Dark Side Of The Mind: True Stories From My Life As A Forensic Psychologist is OUT NOW here(link is external)
What Lies Buried: a forensic psychologist's true stories of madness, the bad, and the misunderstood is OUT NOW here(link is external)
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Dr Tarek Younis
Middlesex UniversityShow content
Dr Tarek Younis is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University. He researches and writes on Islamophobia, racism in mental health, and the securitisation of clinical settings. He teaches on the impact of culture, religion, globalization and security policies on mental health.
Helen O’ConnorShow content
Helen O’Connor is a BPS Chartered and HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist employed by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) since 2007. She became interested in Compassionate Leadership through her work using Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) with forensic clients. Helen has worked with prison senior leadership teams to develop the Compassionate Leadership training to help senior managers lead in ways that promote good mental health for themselves and the workforce. This has been delivered to over 120 leaders across the Midlands region of HMPPS and is being rolled out across the prison estate nationally. Helen’s current role involves treatment managing high intensity accredited interventions for men with Learning Disabilities and Challenges (LDC). She undertakes assessments of risk and personality, providing expert testimony to aid Parole Board decision making as well as assessments and interventions with people convicted of extremism and fire setting. She has a special interest in working with men who are Deaf.
Kieran McCartanShow content
Mary O’DonnellShow content