Expertise

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist at All Saints Hospital, Elysium Healthcare, working in Deaf Mental Health care. I am also an Honorary Professor, Health and Society at the University of Salford. I provide expert psychiatric reports to the Courts for Claimants and Defendants.

Expert Witness

  • Independent Psychiatric reports to the Court
  • Claimant and Defendant and individuals accused of crime
  • Has attended regular training in CPR – both Civil and Criminal sections of Procedure and Law
  • Holds regular conferences and discussions with instructing Legal Team
  • Feedback from instructing Solicitors and clients show high level of satisfaction

Deaf services

  • Deaf Mental Health Care is a highly specialised specialism, providing Mental Health Services for Deaf People using BSL
  • Has over 30 years’ experience in Mental Health & Deafness – Advanced skills in BSL
  • Pioneer in the field – has set up and directed 4 difference Services, including Open, Medium & Low Secure Services. Recipient of Pioneering Award, Gallaudet University, Washington
  • Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award at World Congress, Mental Health and Deafness, Belfast 2014
  • Lectured internationally on topics related to Mental Health and Deafness
  • Provide Forensic Psychiatric reports on Deaf individuals alleged to have committed offences

More about Deaf Services

Honorary Professor of Health and Society at Salford University

  • Appointed Honorary Professor of Health and Society in May 2018
  • Developing research proposals and projects
  • Planned, organised and chaired International Conference, Deaf Mental Health Care: Working with Cultural and Linguistic Challenges, September 12 & 13, 2019. Most of the feedback was high quality
  • Leading the development of a Certificate Course for Deaf Professionals to qualify and work in Mental Health Care and Criminal Justice System

More information about last years conference

Industrial injuries

  • Deafness caused by working in Noisy environments can be devastating and have personal, occupational, psychological and social consequences. The onset of Tinnitus is very disconcerting and has mutually reinforcing relationship with anxiety and mood disorder.  BTM has developed expertise in this area of work and can provide Medico-Legal reports on clients with such conditions.

Accreditations & Memberships

Royal College of Psychiatrists
Institue of Expert Witnesses
BMA
Manchester Medical Society

General Medical Council Full Registration – GMC No:  2812610
Medical Protection:  Membership Number 1459644