Dr Gwen Adshead, FRCPsych

Occupation: Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
Qualifications: MB,BS, MA, MRCPsych
Explanation of  
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Master of Arts
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Address: Psychotherapy Department
Dadd Centre
Broadmoor Hospital
RG45 7ES
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Office Telephone: 01344 754396 / 01344 754022
Fax: 01344 754334
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Article (1): Psychological therapies for PTSD (Br J Psychiatry, Aug. 2000)
Article (2): 'The Woman's Right to be Evil' (BBC Radio 3 talk, Oct. '09)
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Year of Graduation: 1983
NHS Trust: West London Mental Health NHS Trust (web site)
Primary NHS Hospital: Broadmoor Hospital (web site)
Publications: Access Medline database
Legal references: (none at present)
Areas of Expertise: Forensic psychiatry
Trauma sequelae
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Assault, rape and sexual abuse victims (psychiatry)
Munchausen by proxy
Personality disorders and psychoses
Psychiatric assessment
Criminal responsibility (psychiatric assessment)
Sex offenders (psychiatric assessment)
Child abusers
Mental disorder (psychiatric assessment)
Psychiatry competence and misadventure
Ethics in psychiatry

Career :-
Dr Adshead has specialised in forensic psychiatry, mental
health law and trauma psychiatry since 1987. In addition to
being a practising clinician, she is also the author of several
papers and book chapters, regularly teaches students and
lectures at professional conferences. She is the co-editor of
'Ethical Issues in Forensic Mental Health Research' (info)
and 'A Matter of Security: The Application of Attachment
Theory to Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy' (info).

Av. no. of new instructions a year : 12 - 24
No. of reports written in last 3 years : 20 - 30
No. of court appearances in last 3 years : 10
Geographical areas of work : London,
South East, South and South West

Memberships of other professional associations :-
International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Institute :
Link to EWI web site Membership No. 555
Law Society:
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