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The Forensic Psychology Podcast

May 20, 2022

This episode features two forensic psychologists working within the Youth Custody Service.

Alisa Purton is a registered Forensic Psychologist and an Associate Fellow and Chartered Scientist of the British Psychological Society. Alisa joined the prison service in 2001 and has worked with children in custody since 2008....


Dec 9, 2021

Dr Jo Wood is a Registered Forensic Psychologist who has worked for the probation service for over 20 years. She is the lead psychologist for the Manchester division and works with a range of agencies as part of her work within Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). She specialises in work with individuals...


Nov 11, 2021

Erwin James has been a Guardian columnist and contributor since 1998. Currently he is Editor in Chief of Inside Time, the national newspaper for people in prison. He became a writer in prison where he served 20 years of a mandatory life sentence. He has been a consultant for Iain Duncan Smith MP on prisoner...


Sep 30, 2021

Martin Jones has been Chief Executive of the Parole Board since October 2015. He has spent the majority of the past 30 years working in the justice system in a range of delivery or policy roles. In the summer of 2021 Martin was awarded a CBE for services to victims, transparency and diversity in the parole system.

Fiona...


Sep 2, 2021

Gillian Sutcliffe is Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist. She has worked for HMPPS since 2001 and in women’s prisons for 3 years, currently based at HMP Low Newton. Gillian is national lead for safety of women, and an interest in developing practice for women convicted of sexual offences. 

Becky Day is a...