Professor John Crichton
Chair of RCPsych in Scotland
Professor John Crichton is an Honorary Fellow at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at the Orchard Clinic, Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
After studying psychology and medicine at Nottingham University, Professor Crichton completed initial training in psychiatry at Cambridge. At the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, he completed a PhD investigating the management of violence and other challenging behaviour involving psychiatric inpatients.
Professor Crichton has published over 40 peer reviewed papers and book chapters and edited the book Psychiatric Patient Violence: Risk and Response. He has held the post of Medical Director of the Forensic Network and State Hospitals’ Board for Scotland.