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Dr Andrew Hider

Clinical Director

Dr. Andrew Hider explains how we use restraint data to drive improvements in safety

Dr Andrew Hider is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. He studied Experimental Psychology and Philosophy (PPP) at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, graduating in 1996.  After a period of two years working for a specialist challenging behaviour service based at the Welsh Centre for Learning Disability he completed his clinical training at the University of Plymouth and received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2001.

Since then, he has worked exclusively with people with severe and complex problems and offending behaviour and has worked with forensic populations in low and medium secure and community settings in the United Kingdom. Clinically he is interested in providing psychological support to people whose needs may cross over multiple clinical areas including mental illness, personality, and complex trauma, and learning disability.

His research interests include evaluating inpatient group therapies and interventions for men with offending behaviours and mental health problems, evidence-based triage in the psychological therapies, the relationship between neurodevelopmental disorders and offending behaviour, violence risk, and mental health staff cultures.  He is currently an external examiner on the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology at the School of Medicine, University of Nottingham.

Since 2012 he has worked as Clinical Director for Iris Care Group. He is a member of the Board of Directors with specific accountability for supporting reductions in restrictive practice and the promotion of person-centred principles throughout the organisation.

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