Dr Emily Dickenson

After studying psychology and criminology at the University of Portsmouth, Emily then graduated from the University of Surrey in 2014 with an MSc in Forensic Psychology. After working as a research assistant for an addiction charity and a support worker while studying, Emily subsequently spent three years working as an Assistant Psychologist. During this period she worked across medium and low secure wards, delivering cognitive-behavioural substance misuse interventions and completing focused risk assessments. As a Forensic Psychologist in Training, Emily continued to work on medium secure wards, a forensic outreach community team and within a specialist multiagency stalking unit. After completing her doctoral training, Emily took a position as a Qualified Psychologist in 2020 providing psychological input on a large medium secure ward. More recently, Emily has become a senior clinician within a sexual behaviour service conducting specialist assessments focused on risk of sexual offending.

Through working in a variety of settings with a diverse range of forensic clients, Emily has experience in working with individuals who present with complex mental health and personality difficulties, histories of trauma and pose a serious risk to others/themselves. She is familiar with a range of forensic assessment tools, including those focused on violent, sexual and stalking risk, personality and psychopathy and cognitive functioning.