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Dr Con Cullen

Professional Description:

Consultant Psychiatrist General Adult & Neuropsychiatry

Qualifications:

MB, MRCPsych, MSc

Address:
Psychiatry Experts
Chambers House
75 Harborne Road
Birmingham
B15 3DH
Area of work:

London & Nationwide

Details

Current Appointment

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry working in a Home Treatment Team. I have previously been a consultant liaison psychiatrist for 5 years

I have been a fulltime NHS consultant since 2006 employed by NHS Foundation Trust. I work in an inner-city area with high rates of severe and complex mental illness. It is an inner–city area that is very diverse in terms of socio-economic background, ethnicity and population change.

Professional Experience

I studied at Trinity College Dublin and trained in psychiatry in St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin, and in East London. I have been working in psychiatry for 20 years and have been a consultant for 10 years. I have training and experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in the fields of general adult psychiatry, liaison psychiatry (mental health and physical health) and addictions.

I have a Masters in the Treatment of Addictive Behaviours from the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital. I am a member of the British Neuropsychiatry Association.

Expertise & Special Interests

I have particular experience in treating patients with

- Mood disorders
- Personality disorders
- Psychotic illnesses
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Histories of child sexual abuse
- Psychological problems associated with physical health problems
- Chronic pain and mental health problems
- Medically unexplained symptoms
- Neuropsychiatric conditions including traumatic brain injury
- Risk assessment & assessment of mental capacity

Medico Legal Experience and Training: 2012 - Present

a) Claimant 50%
b) Defendant 40 %
c) Joint 10%

Reports produced per year: 120 approx.

Court/tribunal attendances in last 3 years: 8

• I have Expert Witness Certificates (2012) in Civil, Criminal and Family Law from Cardiff University Law School and Bond Solon.

• I have attended PROSOLS advanced training (Giles Eyre 9 Gough Square, 2013) in Report Writing and Understanding Legal Tests.

• I have attended Clinical Negligence training (2015) delivered by Specialist Info (Jonathan Dingle 218 Strand).

• I have undertaken multiple visits to clients in their homes, in prison and at solicitors’ offices.

• I prepare an average of 120 reports per year in civil, criminal and family proceedings including housing, asylum and occupational health proceedings. I have appeared in crown courts and magistrates’ courts including the Old Bailey.

I have prepared reports in a broad range of cases as follows:-

Personal injury (accidents & assaults)

– PTSD
– Depression
– Chronic pain and medically unexplained symptoms
– Exacerbation of pre-existing mental illness
– Traumatic brain injury

Criminal

- Fitness to plead
- Mens rea assessments
- Juvenile offending
- Drug and alcohol assessments
- Attendance at youth, crown and magistrates’ courts
- CICA assessments

Family

- Parental mental health assessments in childcare proceedings
- Parental mental health risk assessments
- Personality disorders
- Drug and alcohol assessments

Employment

- Disability and discrimination
- Disciplinary proceedings
- Assessments of work fitness

Housing

- Disability and vulnerability due to mental illness
- Risk assessments

Immigration

- Asylum and deportation proceedings
- Risk assessments

Capacity

- Testamentary capacity
- Assessments for LPA

Medico – Legal Practice
Waiting time for next appointment: 2 week.
Waiting time from appointment to report: 2 week.
I have undertaken visits to clients in their homes, in prison and at solicitors’ offices.
Weekend visits are available on request.
Nationwide visits and visits abroad undertaken.
References and anonymised reports available on request.

Training

MB BCh BAO BA Trinity College Dublin 1993 MRCPsych 1998 MSC in Addictions Maudsley Hospital/King’s College 2005 Approved Clinician/Approved under Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)

Membership

Expert Witness Certificates (2012) in Civil, Criminal and Family Law from Cardiff University Law School and Bond Solon British Neuropsychiatry Association Faculty of Neuropsychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists UK General Medical Council Reg. No. 4771294 Medical Protection Society British Medical Association UK Register of Expert Witnesses

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