Kyle graduated from Aberdeen University in 2012 with a MA (Hons) in Psychology. Thereafter he was awarded a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014. He achieved his Chartered and Registered status as a Forensic Psychologist in 2021.
During his early career Kyle worked in the community with those being directly released from prison. He subsequently began working as an Assistant Forensic Clinical Psychologist within a National Health Service forensic low secure ward. During this post he supported the completion of risk assessments, research and interventions, working with individuals with mental illness and personality disorder.
Kyle progressed to a Forensic Psychologist in Training post for the Scottish Prison Service. During this time he worked with both male and female prisoners with a breadth of characteristics and offending risks; delivering key forensic psychological services, including the delivery of offence focused interventions and the completion of psychological risk assessments.
He was promoted to the role of a Forensic Psychology Manager within the Scottish Prison Service, where he continues to work. Within this role he has worked across multiple prisons in the continued delivery and treatment management of offence focused interventions, the management of high risk and complex prisoners, and the completion of psychological risk assessments. Kyle provides specialist consultation to multi-disciplinary teams informing on the assessment of risk, management, treatment and progression pathways. He has also delivered training in areas of risk assessment, personality disorder and fire setting.
He is trained in the use of multiple structured professional judgment risk assessment tools (HCR-20 V3, SARA V3, RSVP, SAM, SAPROF), general cognitive functioning assessments (including WAIS -IV and WMS) and personality assessment tools (IPDE and PCL-R). He is adept in the assessment of risk of violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence and stalking. He has a specialist interest in working with those who have been convicted of fire-setting.