Sally Lopresti

Sally is a Chartered and HCPC registered forensic psychologist, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is a member of the BPS's Division of Forensic Psychology and also the Psychology of Sexualities Section. Sally is an assessor for the BPS's Qualification in Forensic Psychology.

Between 2018 and 2023 Sally held the post of Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University where she was also assistant course leader for their MSc Forensic Psychology degree. Prior to joining Nottingham Trent University in July 2018, Sally held the post of Senior Forensic Psychologist within HMPPS Psychology Service. Her journey within forensic psychology commenced in 2002 in the High Security Estate. Since then she has held a number of psychologist roles; working both for HMPPS and in private practice. She has substantial experience of applying cognitive behavioural treatment approaches, and of conducting psychological assessments of forensic risk and of personality.

She has delivered training and workshops to a range of different professionals (e.g. psychologists, psychiatrists, probation and approved premises staff) on developing best practice for working with TGNC offenders. In 2017 she became a member of HMPPS's Transgender Advisory Board, advising on issues pertaining to the care and management of transgender people within the courts, prison and probation. In 2018 Sally was invited to consult on the Government Equalities Office's prisons consultation on the Gender Recognition Act and, in 2019, was involved in the wider consultation analysis at Nottingham Trent University.

Sally is Chair of the International Forum for Gender and Sexual Diversity Research in Criminal Justice. This is a research-practice network focusing on LGBTQ+ identities in the CJS, with a view to supporting the development of evidence-based practice. She is a member of a number of other practitioner and researcher groups both in the UK and USA, focused largely upon developing evidence-based forensic psychological practice for working with TGNC people.

Sally is currently a specialist (psychologist) member of The Parole Board, having been selected and appointed in January 2021.