Associates

Monica Lloyd (BA, MSc, C.Psychol, AFBPS)

Monica is a Registered Forensic and Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Monica has worked as a forensic psychologist for over 25 years in prisons, for HM Inspectorate of Prisons and in the headquarters of the National Offender Management Services (NOMS). Before leaving she worked in a specialist team in NOMS to develop psychologically-informed assessments for those convicted of terrorist offences or about whom there were extremism concerns. These included the Extremism Risk Guidelines (ERG 22+) and Extremism Risk Screen (ERS).

Since leaving NOMS Monica has adapted these products for the Home Office Channel programme and for local projects working to counter extremism in the community. She continues to offer consultancy nationally and internationally and is a member of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) expert committee on the rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremist offenders. She continues to contribute to international conferences that concern violent extremism and to complete expert assessments for the legal teams of those charged with or convicted of extremist offences.     

Monica is now a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology at the University of Birmingham and co-Investigator for the ESRC funded Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) project ‘Actors and Narratives’ strand. She played a key in establishing the first four year Doctoral programme that confers full qualification in both Forensic and Clinical Psychology, and now acts as Training Coordinator for this course.

 

Dr Rachel Horan (BSc, PhD, C.Psychol. AFBPS, C.Sci)

Rachel is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society with dual and complementary academic and practice expertise.  Rachel has worked for over 15 years in criminal and youth justice fields with wide ranging practitioner, manager, policy and research experience across criminal justice partnerships, locally and nationally.  

Her previous roles include being a youth offending service manager and most recently, National Specialist Lead for Group Affiliated Offending in the National Offender Management Service. This role included contributing to the development, pilot and evaluation of Identity Matters, a manualised, tertiary intervention to prevent serious gang-affiliated offending.

Rachel is a member of the National Home Office Ending Gang and Serious Youth Violence (EGYV) Team and leads and participates in peer reviews; guided reviews conducted by a small team of peers, designed to assist regions in ensuring their partnerships have effective structures and responses in place to contribute to the shared aim of ending gang and youth violence. 

Rachel is an associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University where she lectures in research and evaluation approaches, criminology and psychology. She is a skilled and experienced quantitative and qualitative researcher and has conducted wide ranging studies across criminal justice areas, including in custodial and community settings. She has researched and published in areas such as group-based offending, identity, desistance, knife crime and interventions to prevent knife crime and joint enterprise.  Rachel's expertise lies in conducting and translating research into evidence-based practice and service development, responsive to the field and its operational demands.  

Monica is now a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology at the University of Birmingham and co-Investigator for the ESRC funded Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) project ‘Actors and Narratives’ strand. She played a key in establishing the first four year Doctoral programme that confers full qualification in both Forensic and Clinical Psychology, and now acts as Training Coordinator for this course.   

 

 
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