Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry SIG Annual Conference 2023 Resources Page

Welcome to the Adolescent Forensic SIG Annual Conference 2023

Conference programme

Benjamin Aina - I have been practising as a barrister for over 35 years and as a KC for 14 years. I am based at Church Court Chambers in London and Exchange Chambers in Manchester/Liverpool. I have prosecuted and defended in over 70 murder cases; and prosecuted numerous serious sexual offences in the past 10 years. I have a particular interest in mental health in murder cases involving young and vulnerable persons; and I have been in a number of cases where I have called Forensic Psychiatrists both for the prosecution and defence.

Dr Aileen Blower is Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist working in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Forensic Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service. She is a Designated Medical Practitioner, CAMHS Psychiatry Adviser to Scottish Government and Medical Member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. Aileen is committed to reducing health inequalities through clinical practice and service development.

Dr Nick Hallett is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Training Programme Director at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust working on an inpatient medium-secure acute adult ward. He has published a number of articles on medicolegal issues and has provided expert psychiatric evidence in criminal cases on numerous occasions. He has a BSc in Bioethics from the University of Bristol and an LLM (dist) in Mental Health Law from the University of Northumbria. He teaches regularly on the Maudsley Training Programme in London. He is a co-author of the Royal College of Psychiatrists CR193 guidance 'Responsibilities of psychiatrists who provide expert evidence to courts and tribunals'.

Dr Peter Misch - After a varied medical career, I specialised in outpatient adolescent forensic psychiatry. I have now retired from the NHS and continue to provide medico-legal reports as an independent psychiatrist.

Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with a special interest in forensic adolescent psychiatry and neurodevelopment disorders.

Dr Mindy Reeves is currently working at the Gardener Unit in Manchester and with the Northwest FCAMHS team. She will continue to work with these services as a Consultant when she completes training in February 2024.

Alexa Rutten is a child and adolescent psychiatrist also working at the Catamaran since 2005. She is also a forensic psychiatrist for the Court. And she is involded in the proces of teaching of the psychiatrists at our institution. She is writing doctorat on autism and abusive sexual behavior.

Jim Shingler was a career Detective serving with the Metropolitan Police, Strathclyde Police South East Regional Crime Squad, National Crime Squad, Counter Terrorism Command and the London Regional Asset Recovery Team. Jim has been decorated for his Police /NCA service and also “ Highly Commended” at the Crown Court for : Detective Ability , Case Preparation & Fairness to the Defendant. Since 2016 Jim has been a Crime Adviser with the National Crime Agency providing advice on Major Crime Investigations and access to Forensic Experts listed on the NCA Expert Adviser Database for which he leads on recruitment of Expert Advisers.

Dr Ollie White has been a Consultant Child & Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist since 2011, working across two Trusts in a Secure Forensic Adolescent Psychiatric Unit and in Community Forensic CAMHS. His clinical interests include psychosis, emerging personality disorder, offending behaviours, and safeguarding. Ollie has also held leadership positions within the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and NHS England. he has undertaken research in child maltreatment recurrence and adolescent forensic mental health. He has undertaken medico-legal work throughout his career, with a particular focus on criminal proceedings.

Ingrid van den Bogerd is a clinical psychologist, since 2002 working in juvenile forensic psychiatry hospital with in and outpatients ( the Catamaran). she is member of the board of Efcap -Netherlands.



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