I am a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry. I deal with a wide range of psychiatric problems including women's mental health and perinatal mental health (e.g. antenatal and postnatal depression), parenting and mental health problems, depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), somatoform disorders, schizophrenia, bi-polar affective disorder, and schizo-affective disorder.
I have been providing psychiatric reports for the courts since 2005. This has been for civil, family and criminal matters.
I have completed a medico-legal training: ‘Writing for Court – Ensuring Quality and Effectiveness’. I am aware of the requirements of Part 35 and Practice Direction 35, the Protocol for the Instruction of Experts to Give Evidence in Civil Claims and the practice direction on pre-action conduct. I am familiar with The Family Procedure Rules 2010 and Practice Direction 25A, and hold Bond Solon FPR for Expert Witnesses Certificate.