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Yr Athro Andrew Forrester

Yr Athro Andrew Forrester

Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

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Email
forrestera1@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Adeilad Hadyn Ellis, Heol Maendy, Caerdydd, CF24 4HQ

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I am Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at Cardiff University, Wales, and a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist with Swansea Bay University Health Board and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. I am also forensic lead at the National Centre for Mental Health (https://www.ncmh.info/investigators/andrew-forrester/), Director of the Offender Health Research Network Cymru, and chair of the Criminal Justice Steering Group Traumatic Stress Wales. 

I am Academic Secretary to the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, and Editor in Chief of the SAGE journal Medicine, Science and the Law.

I sit on the executive committees of the Forensic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Academy of Forensic Sciences, the charity Crime in Mind, and the British Medical Association's Forensic and Secure Environments Committee.

I am former chair of the World Psychiatric Association's prison mental health task-force, a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses, a member of the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland, an honorary member of the World Psychiatric Association, and a former member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Working Group on the Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. I have worked as a psychiatrist in prisons and other criminal justice settings for over 20 years, and written over 800 reports to the Courts, mainly in criminal proceedings.

My clinical and research interests relate to mental health conditions as they present in the criminal justice system, including prisons, courts, police custody, probation, and other places of detention, with a focus on vulnerability and marginalisation.

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I trained in psychiatry at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital, London, and have worked as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for 20 years. During that time, I have worked in London, Melbourne, Cornwall, Liverpool, Manchester and Cardiff. 

Clinically, my main interest has been in prison psychiatry, from which I developed an interest in other parts of the criminal justice system (police custody, the criminal courts and probation), and people who are detained in other settings (e.g., immigration removal centres). 

I collaborate widely and have a broad interest in mental health conditions as they arise in the criminal justice system in Wales, the wider UK, and internationally, with a focus on vulnerability and marginalisation. My interests are under-pinned by a focus on fair and equal treatment for people in the criminal justice system, taking into consideration human rights obligations and issues in respect of social justice.

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My qualifications are: 

BSc(Hons), MBChB, MPhil, MD(Res), CMgr, MCMI, FRSA, FRCPsych 

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My clinical and research interests relate to mental health conditions as they present in the criminal justice system, including prisons, courts, police custody, probation, and other places of detention, with a focus on vulnerability and marginalisation.