Welcome to the website of the
Forensic Psychiatry Research Society

Forensic Psychiatry is about the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders; the complex relationship between mental disorder and criminal behaviour; and the systems and services, including legislation, involved in the assessment and management of offenders or others requiring secure psychiatric care.

The next Forensic Psychiatry Research Society meeting will take place in Oxford on Tuesday, 21 May 2019. Please see

Provisional Programme 

We are following the meeting with a one-day risk assessment masterclass to be held on Wednesday, 22 May 2019.

Aims of the FPRS

  1. To increase co-operation and collaboration between those with an interest in forensic psychiatry research.

  2. To provide a foundation on which to influence national priority setting for research into forensic psychiatry.

  3. To support those in the early stages of their careers in academic forensic psychiatry.

  4. To facilitate the translation of research findings in forensic psychiatry into practice.


Dr Tim Amos (President)
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry
Division of Psychiatry
Cotham House
Cotham Hill
Bristol BS6 6JL

Prof Seena Fazel (Treasurer)

Prof Pamela Taylor (Secretary)