Kayleigh graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2012 at the University of Stirling, before completing the MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology at the University of York in 2013.
Kayleigh began working as an Assistant Psychologist in community and mental health settings with clients with mental illness, personality disorders, Learning Disabilities and associated forensic histories. From here, Kayleigh gained a Trainee Forensic Psychologist role within a medium secure hospital. This allowed Kayleigh to gain experience assessing and treating both men and women with complex and enduring mental health problems and associated forensic difficulties, detained under the Mental Health Act. Additionally, Kayleigh worked with a number of clients with learning disabilities and ASD who have come into services through the criminal justice system.
Following completion of her training, Kayleigh has continued to work within the field of forensic mental health and is currently based within NHS high secure services. Kayleigh has considerable experience in assessing both general violence risk and sexual violence risk and is trained in recognised assessment tools for each.