Dr Keith Ashcroft

Occupation: Chartered Psychologist
Qualifications: BA(Hons), MSc, PhD, AFBPsS
Explanation of  
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Organisation: Centre for Forensic Neuroscience Ltd
Address: Fylde Coast Hospital
St Walburga's Road
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Office Telephone: 01253 308022
Mobile: 07790 732828
Fax: 0800 5874105 (Secure)
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: www.forensic-centre.com
Press Article (1): Letter bomber 'motivated by frustration' ('The Independent', Feb '07)
Press Article (2): Sex criminals 'have brain defects' (BBC, Aug '02)
Press Article (3): 'Internet Addiction Disorder'
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Areas of Expertise: Fitness to plead/stand trial
Disputed confessions
Reliability of adult/child witness statements
Diminished responsibility/insanity defence
Mitigation for sentencing
Recommendations about disposal (including treatment)
Personality disorders e.g. psychopathic diagnosis
Violence risk assessment, inc. sexual, domestic and general violence
Forensic Neuropsychological assessment
Computerised Polygraph for criminal investigations
Voice Risk Analysis consultancy
Phallometric assessment to determine sexual
preference and/or deviant sexual interest
Statement analysis/statement validity assessment
Assessment of malingering
Intelligence testing
False memory syndrome
Criminal profiling
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Forensic aspects of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
Somatoform disorders
Video data analysis
Psychological aspects of physical injury and disfigurement
Consultation, assessment, treatment and management of sex offenders
'Silent Talker' assessments and interviews: Artificial Intelligence-
based analysis of visual data for detecting deception (info).

Additional Information :-

Dr Ashcroft provides forensic psychological reports in both civil
and criminal cases and gives oral evidence in Court. He has been
instructed during the past 8 years by the Crown and Appeal Courts,
Sheriff Courts and the High Court of Justiciary throughout Scotland;
and by the Crown Prosecution Service and criminal defence lawyers
in England and Wales.

Dr Ashcroft consults throughout the UK and Ireland, and has
experience of working with the Police and Prison Service. He
accepts instructions in criminal cases for both adolescents and
adults. He will also consider instructions for civil cases (either as
a single or joint expert) for pursuers or defenders in road traffic
and industrial accidents litigation.

Dr Ashcroft can be consulted on a variety of specialist interview
technologies to determine malingering, deception, including
'Silent Talker' (info), Artificial Neural Networks, Polygraph and
deviant sexual interest (PPG) in criminal cases.

A full Curriculum Vitae and other references are available on request.

Dr Ashcroft is listed in the 'Directory of Expert Witnesses' which is
maintained by the British Psychological Society, the representative
and regulatory body for psychologists in the UK (see link, below).

NB :- Dr Ashcroft also has Consulting Rooms in Manchester, at :-

11 St John Street
M3 4DW
Tel : 0161 834 4122
Fax : 0161 819 2503

Geographical area of work : All of UK and worldwide
Membership No. 21156 (Click here)


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