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Personal Chair: Lindsay Thomson

Professor Lindsay Thomson has been appointed Personal Chair in Forensic Psychiatry.

Professor Lindsay Thomson

Professor Thomson qualified in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1987.

She is fully trained in general adult and forensic psychiatry.

Her research interests include outcomes in mentally disordered offenders; risk assessment and management of harm to others; the impact of legislative change; and service design for mentally disordered offenders.

Professor Thomson has a particular interest in teaching and established the School of Forensic Mental Health under the auspices of the Forensic Network in collaboration with the universities of Edinburgh, and Stirling, and Glasgow Caledonian University.

She works extensively with health, social and criminal justice services on educational programmes in forensic mental health.

She co-authored Mental Health and Scots Law in Practice, the first textbook on psychiatry and the Scottish legal system.