Dr Allan Seppanen
Dr. Seppänen works as clinical director at Helsinki University Hospital (HUH), Division of Psychoses and Forensic Psychiatry. Previously, he has worked as a consultant forensic psychiatrist at Vanha Vaasa forensic psychiatric hospital and general medical doctor at Vaasa prison, Finland. His work involves assessing offenders for courts, i.e. conducting forensic psychiatric examinations, and treating mentally ill offenders (forensic patients) and civil patients that have been referred to the forensic hospital because of challenging behaviour, usually involving self-harm or violence. The patients treated in his unit at HUH are typically triple- diagnosed: psychosis, personality disorder and substance abuse. Dr. Seppänen holds a PhD in molecular neuroscience. His publications range from brain histology to mental health legislation. He has worked as a forensic psychiatric expert in Egypt and Kosovo and given workshop presentations in Finland, Albania and Russia.
Prof Hans Joachim Salize
Prof Salize is internationally renowned for research in mental health services. He is currently the Head of Mental Health Services Research Group at Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim in Germany. His significant research awards include Research Award of German Society for Social Psychiatry (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziale Psychiatrie DGSP) for the study – Cost and Cost-effectiveness of Community Care for Schizophrenic Patients“; the Hermann-Simon-Award for Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology for the Study – Mental Disorders and Homelessness” and the Christian-Roller-Award (Illenau Foundation) for the study “Reducing the Untreated Prevalence in Mentally Disordered Persons at Risk for Getting Homeless”.
Dr Kevin Murray + Broadmoor Team
Dr Murray is a consultant forensic psychiatrist with significant experience in treating mentally disordered offenders. He was the Clinical Director at Broadmoor hospital between 2001 and 2014 which is one of the three high secure hospitals in England. He and his team have significant experience of caring for patients with longer term care needs and have a long stay service for those needing long term care. He will provide a pragmatic insight into the workings of a high secure hospital and will be supported by members of his team.
Dr Jeremy Kenney-Herbert
Dr Kenney- Herbert trained in psychiatry in Australia and his first forensic mental health experience was in a maximum security prison in Sydney. He has worked in Secure Care in UK since 1995. He has worked in Medium Secure Unit inpatients and the community; acted as visiting forensic psychiatrist to Elliott House approved premises (1997-2006) and as visiting forensic psychiatrist to HMP Long Lartin (since 1997). He has been Clinical Director since 2006 for male/female secure care services comprising 3 Medium Secure units and one Low Secure Unit (200 plus beds); a Forensic Outreach service and now HMP Birmingham Health Care as well as Specialist (Deaf, Perinatal, Eating Disorder and Neuropsychiatry) Mental Health services. He sits on the Quality Network for Mental Health Services Advisory Board (2009-present) and has led on developing Quality Standards for Community Forensic Mental Health Services, published by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services in 2013. He is currently contributing to the review of Quality Standards. He joined the High and Medium Secure CRG in 2013 and is chair of that group. He has recently led on the development of Forensic Outreach Service Specification on behalf of the Low and High/Medium secure CRGs.
Dr Jonathan Hurlow
Dr Hurlow is a consultant psychiatrist at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and leads a team of multi-disciplinary professionals caring for those with a primary diagnosis of personality disorders. He has a significant interest in philosophy and its link with mental health and plays an important role at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Philosophy special interest group. He has published research into exceptional creativity and mental disorder. Amongst other popular events, he has produced several Maudsley Debates on ‘Mad Genius’, Assisted Suicide and Private Sector Mental Health Services with speakers including Baroness Mary Warnock, Claire Fox and Sir David Goldberg. His interest in ‘hard questions’ led him to work with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform to carry out an Inquiry into the Alternative Regulation of Novel Psychoactive Substances.
Dr Vivek Furtado + Cedar Team
Dr Vivek Furtado is an Associate Clinical Professor of forensic psychiatry at the University of Warwick. He is also Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist on a specialist enhanced rehabilitation forensic psychiatry ward for those with longer term care needs. He along with a multi-disciplinary team care for patients who have been in secure services for a number of years. He has experience in both old age and forensic psychiatry having gained specialist qualification in both areas. He is a member of the EU-COST group looking at long term care in forensic psychiatry and is the organiser for this training school!
Prof Swaran Singh
Direct quote from Prof Singh “I initially trained as a surgeon and became interested in mental health following involvement with human rights groups working with children traumatised in ethnic violence in New Delhi. I trained as a psychiatrist at the Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI), Chandigarh, and moved to the UK in 1991. I was a Lecturer and Consultant in Nottingham and in 2001 was appointed Senior Lecturer at St George’s University of London. There I developed the ETHOS early intervention service, which gained an international reputation for its success in improving outcomes for young people with psychosis and for its cost-effective use of resources. I was appointed Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry at the University of Warwick in March 2006.” In addition he is a commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission, UK.
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Dr Vivek Furtado
Associate Clinical Professor in Forensic Psychiatry
Division of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Warwick Medical School
Gibbet Hill Campus
University of Warwick CV4 7AL
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