Rhian is a registered Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) psychologist and a chartered forensic psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as well as a member of the Division of Forensic Psychology. She completed the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice (ForenPsyD) at the University of Birmingham in 2010 and since this time she has worked in private practice, HMPPS and the NHS and therefore has experience of a broad range of risk assessments with a strong focus on formulation driven pathway planning.
Rhian has experience of working in a variety of prison establishments from high security to open conditions. For 5 years she was the clinical lead within a highly specialist small Offender Personality Disorder Pathway unit within HM Prison Service working with a team of dedicated staff to assess, support and treat men presenting with very high risk of violence and who have a complex presentation of multiple personality disorders, and co-morbid mental health difficulties. Since 2019 Rhian has been a Clinical Lead within the Pathways Service within the long-term high security estate where she works jointly with operational colleagues to support and progress the most challenging individuals within the prison whose offending behaviour is linked to their personality difficulties.
Rhian has continued to develop her skills and expertise in conducting a wide range of psychological assessments and is competent in the selection, administration and interpretation of cognitive assessments such as WAIS-IV, structured risk tools and assessments such as HCR-20v3; PCL-R and structured personality assessments such as the IPDE. She has many years of experience presenting as an expert witness within parole settings and also supervises Forensic Psychologists in Training.