Kerry is an experienced Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Forensic Psychologist. Kerry studied Psychology at the University of Liverpool, attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Combined Psychology and American Studies in 1997. She was then awarded a Master of Science Degree in Forensic Psychology by the University of Surrey in 1999. Kerry has worked extensively with criminal populations whilst employed by the Prison Service between 1999 and 2007, developing expertise in the assessment and treatment of both adult and juvenile populations presenting with a diverse range of risks and needs. During this time, she has worked in key management positions, overseeing teams in the development and subsequent delivery of initiatives including OASys, Parole and Category 'A' reporting and general Psychological Services.
Kerry launched Psychological Services UK Ltd in May 2007 in response to the increasing need for high quality psychological risk assessments in prisons, caused largely by the introduction of the IPP sentence. Over the years, she has carefully selected and recruited a range of skilled clinicians who have extensive experience of the application of Psychology to various Forensic environments. She also holds her own small caseload; often taking on some of the more complex or challenging cases.
Kerry has continued to further her professional development, expanding her knowledge through advanced forensic risk assessment training and research. Kerry is currently undertaking a professional doctorate in Forensic Psychology through Nottingham Trent University. She also takes an active role in the development of the team; arranging regular opportunities for training, conference attendance, peer supervision and workshops.