Claire graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc in Psychology in 2004. Having carried out voluntary work with both offenders and victims of crime during her time at university, Claire gained employment with Her Majesty's Prison Service as an Assistant Psychologist and, shortly after this, became a Forensic Psychologist in Training. Alongside this role, Claire completed her MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology on a part-time basis with the University of Leicester.
Claire has been involved in the development, delivery and supervision of a sexual offender's therapy group, which is run within the secure unit in which she is currently employed, and several other MSU'’s within the private sector.
Claire is trained in the administration and interpretation of a range of Psychological Assessment tools for use with both adult and juvenile populations. She is also experienced in the facilitation of a number of group and individual interventions, including offence related and trauma interventions, and has delivered staff training regarding working with sexual offenders, working with offenders with mental impairment, motivational interviewing and working with personality disordered offenders.
In 2016 Claire completed the BPS recognised supervisors workshops which resulted in recognition on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors(RAPPS) and in 2017 she completed the Testing in Forensic Contexts qualification so that she is on the Register of Qualified Test Users (RQTU). Claire also has experience of guest lecturing to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Winchester.
Claire is an HCPC Registered Psychologist and has been awarded Chartership with the British Psychological Society. She is also a Specialist Member of the Parole Board for England and Wales for which she provides psychological expertise to the parole process.