About us

Forensic psychiatry covers areas such as:

  • the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders
  • investigation of complex relationships between mental disorder and criminal behaviour
  • working with criminal justice agencies to support patients and protection of the public.

Forensic psychiatrists work side by side with others including the police, probation service, courts, Crown Prosecution Service, and prisons.

Executive committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Josanne Holloway 2020 (E) Chair
Dr Jeremy Kenney-Herbert 2020 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Sandeep Mathews 2018 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Pankaj Agarwal 2016 (RRO) Committee Member
Mr Alain Aldridge 2020 (A) Committee Member
Dr Hugh Amos 2011 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Philip Baker 2018 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Fareed Bashir 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Paul Beavan 2010 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Ram Benning 2019 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Harm Boer 2015 (C) Committee Member
Dr Trevor Broughton 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Christian Brown 2019 (C) Higher Trainee Representative
Dr Thomas Clark 2018 (C) SAC Chair
Dr Ian Cumming 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Owen Davies 2020 (C) Committee Member
Dr Steffan Davies 2017 (C) Committee Member
Dr Jude Deacon 2020 (C) Committee Member
Dr Raman Deo 2017 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Mayura Deshpande 2020 (C) Committee Member
Dr Paul Devine 2020 (C) Committee Member
Dr Liam Dodge 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Karen D'Silva 2019 (C) Committee Member
Prof. Nigel Eastman 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Abebe Ejara 2015 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Andrew Forrester 2017 (C) Committee Member
Ms Sheena Foster 2020 (A) Committee Member
Dr Lisa Gardiner 2017 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Sarah Hewitt 2020 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Jennifer Judge 2017 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Richard Latham 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Roderick Ley 2016 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Marc Lyall 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Marc Lyall 2020 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Deirdre MacManus 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Atif Mahmud 2017 (C) SAS Doctor Representative
Dr Beth Masterson 2019 (C) Committee Member
Dr Aideen O'Halloran 2016 (C) Committee Member
Dr Pradeep Pasupuleti 2017 (C) Scotland
Dr Boris Pinto 2020 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Ramneesh Puri 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Leah Riley 2019 (C) Higher Trainee Representative
Dr Louise Robinson 2018 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Shaji Sukumaran 2020 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Niamh Sweeney 2019 (C) PTC Rep
Prof. Pamela Taylor 2020 (C) Committee Member
Dr Pratish Thakkar 2013 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Matthew Tovey 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Oliver White 2015 (C) Committee Member
Dr Helen Whitworth 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Tom Wynne 2018 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Panchu Xavier 2016 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Jessica Yakeley 2017 (C) Committee Member
Dr Ian Yanson 2020 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Elizabeth Zachariah 2020 (E) Committee Member

  • The committee meets three times a year in London. For further information please email us
  • See job descriptions of committee members (Chair, Vice Chair, Financial Officer and elected member)
  • Service users and carers are represented on the committee
  • Regional representatives are invited to attend committee meetings.

Launched in October 2009, the network is jointly run with the general adult faculty.

The aims of the network are to:

  • develop a forum for communication for psychiatrists working in prison and in community diversion services
  • explore and develop standards and competencies relating to these areas
  • identify the nature of mental health service provision and specific training opportunities in these areas.
  • identify areas of best practice and disseminate them 
  • influence care pathways to enable community mental health services to work more effectively with prison mental health teams
  • develop links with other stakeholders, such as the Centre for Mental Health, the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prison Reform Trust.

If you are interested in joining this network, please email the general adult faculty.

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