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Prof John Taylor

Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Currently I am a Professor in the Northumbria Law School and Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne and Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Approved Clinician with Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust. I am a chartered clinical and forensic psychologist. I Chair the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Mental Health Act Advisory Group and Approved Clinician Peer-Review Panel. I am a Past President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), and a former Chair of the BPS Faculty for Forensic Clinical Psychology. I was a member of the UK Government Mental Health Act (MHA) Independent Review Advisory Group. In 2010 I was one of the first two psychologists to be approved as an Approved Clinician in England following the MHA 2007. I have published more than 150 research papers, articles, books and book chapters mainly concerning the mental health and forensic needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Applied Practice from the BPS Faculty for Forensic Clinical Psychology in 2017 and I was elected an Honorary Fellow of the BABCP in 2018 for my work on developing CBT for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

John Taylor

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Cognitive Behavioural Anger Treatment for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Effects of Therapist Experience on Outcome, Taylor, J., Novaco, R. 1 Nov 2023, In: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • England and Wales draft Mental Health Bill: Implications for people with intellectual disabilities, Taylor, J., Burrell, C. 1 Mar 2023, In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  • Removing people with intellectual disabilities and autism from the England and Wales Mental Health Act, Taylor, J. 1 Mar 2022, In: The Lancet Psychiatry
  • Implications for mental health workforce strategy, professional training and supervision of more widespread adoption of the multi-professional Responsible Clinician role: Results of a qualitative inquiry, Oates, J., Burrell, C., Ebrahim, S., Taylor, J., Veitch, P., Brandon, T. 1 May 2021, In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  • Introduction of a Management Toolkit for Lewy Body Dementia: A Pilot Cluster-Randomized Trial, O'Brien, J., McKeith, I., Thomas, A., Bamford, C., Vale, L., Hill, S., Allan, L., Finch, T., McNally, R., Hayes, L., Surendranathan, A., Kane, J., Dunn, S., Bentley, A., Barker, S., Mason, J., Burn, D., Taylor, J. 1 Jan 2021, In: Movement Disorders
  • Short report and initial evaluation of the factor structure of the Lancaster and Northgate Trauma Scales (LANTS), Wigham, S., Hatton, C., Taylor, J. 1 May 2021, In: Research in Developmental Disabilities
  • Transforming care for people with intellectual disabilities and autism in England, Taylor, J. 1 Nov 2021, In: The Lancet Psychiatry
  • A randomised controlled feasibility study of interpersonal art psychotherapy for the treatment of aggression in people with intellectual disabilities in secure care, Hackett, S., Zubala, A., Aafjes-van Doorm, K., Chadwick, T., Harrison, T., Bourne, J., Freeston, M., Jahoda, A., Taylor, J., Ariti, C., McNamara, R., Pennington, L., McColl, E., Kaner, E. 19 Nov 2020, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
  • Correction to: A randomised controlled feasibility study of interpersonal art psychotherapy for the treatment of aggression in people with intellectual disabilities in secure care (Pilot and Feasibility Studies, (2020), 6, 1, (180), 10.1186/s40814-020-00703-0), Hackett, S., Zubala, A., Aafjes-van Doorn, K., Chadwick, T., Harrison, T., Bourne, J., Freeston, M., Jahoda, A., Taylor, J., Ariti, C., McNamara, R., Pennington, L., McColl, E., Kaner, E. 18 Dec 2020, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
  • Responsibility as professional leadership and decision making: Interviews with non-medical Responsible Clinicians, Oates, J., Burrell, C., Ebrahim, S., Taylor, J., Veitch, P., Brandon, T. 1 Jul 2020, In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry

  • Psychology PhD June 30 2002
  • Clinical Psychology MPhil June 01 1986
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) June 30 1983
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society AFBPsS
  • Chartered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist CPsychol
  • Honorary Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies HonFBABCP
  • Registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council


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