BSc(Hons) MSc C.Psychol. AFBPsS
CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
CURRICULUM VITAE & PROFESSIONAL
Annabel Poate-Joyner is Director and
Lead Consultant of APJ Psychological Consulting, providing high-quality
independent clinical, medico-legal and expert witness services across statutory
NHS/Local Authority, Police, CPS, MOD and private sector health and social care
Annabel Poate-Joyner is a Chartered
Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society and a
Registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council with over
27 years of post-qualification professional experience working in Mental
Health, Learning Disability, Vulnerable Persons, including Complex
& Challenging Needs and Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and in complex Child
& Family cases.
Annabel Poate-Joyner is Expert Advisor
to SOCA/NCA/College of Policing, and has provided expert opinion and testimony
in a large number of serious criminal cases including sexual offences, domestic
abuse, controlling and coercive behaviour, arson, and murder.
Annabel has also provided expert
opinion in several major NHS/Care Home investigations/prosecutions and in
independent Inspection, Audit, Evaluation projects and a Judicial Review in the
High Court, and is a Specialist Professional Advisor for CQC.
1985: BSc (Hons) Experimental
1989: MSc in Clinical Psychology.
University of Surrey.
2008: Expert Witness Certificate,
Cardiff Law School.
2011: Diagnostic Interview for Social
and Communication Disorders (DISCO) training, National Autistic Society.
Health and Care Professions Council
(HPCP) Registered Practitioner Psychologist
British Psychological Society Chartered
Psychologist (23955)Associate Fellow of the British
Full Member of BPS Division of Clinical Psychology
BPS DCP Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology
BPS DCP Faculty for
People with Intellectual Disabilities
BPS Division of
BPS Special Group for
Independent Practitioners Committee
BPS Crisis, Disaster
& Trauma Psychology Section
BPS Register of
Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors
BPS Expert Witness
BPS Mental Capacity
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, former
President of the British Psychological Society,
Ewa Rula, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, firstname.lastname@example.org
ONGOING CONTRACTS & PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENTS:
Director & Lead Clinician of APJ Psychological
Director & Lead Clinician of Specialist
Psychological Occupational Health & Therapy Service (SPOTS)
Police Forces and National Crime Agency
Trustee of Care of Police Survivors Charity (COPS)
April 1998 to date: Consultant Clinical
Psychologist in independent clinical, medico-legal and expert witness practice
and psychological consultancy.
April 2012 to August 2012: Consultant Clinical
Psychologist & Manager responsible for Service Development and delivery of
Psychology to a specialist secure Autistic Spectrum Disorders service for
children and young people, and satellite community homes for Vulnerable Adults
with the full range of complex and challenging needs and dual diagnosis.
June 2011 to April 2012: Locum Consultant
Clinical Psychologist (8C) Defence Clinical Psychology Service, Joint Medical
Command, based at Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) Portsmouth.
Assessment and treatment of mental health and occupational management of
serving tri-forces military personnel.
Development of specially commissioned
Problem Anger Workshop (PAW) Anger Management Programme for DCMH delivery.
Clinical supervision to DCMH Multi-disciplinary Team
April 10 to June 2011: Locum Consultant
Clinical Psychologist (8C) to Poole Community Mental Health Teams, Dorset
Foundation University Healthcare Trust (DFUHT).
intervention and case management of the full range of complex and enduring
adult mental issues and personality disorders, clinical supervision of MDT colleagues.
January to April 2010: Consultant Clinical
Psychologist (8C)& High-Intensity Practitioner to Bournemouth & Poole
IAPT Service, DFUHT.
Psychological psychotherapy using a cognitive-behavioural
therapy (CBT) model as specified by NICE guidelines.
April 1998: Independent clinical
and expert witness practice.
1995-1998: Consultant Clinical
Psychologist (Grade B) in Learning Disabilities & Vulnerable Adults, with
Chichester Priority Care NHS Trust. Head and Lead Clinician of Learning
Disability Specialty & Specialist Challenging Behaviours Service including
Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis. Community, residential and secure
in-patient provision for Learning Disabled people with Challenging and Complex
Needs including Mental Health/ Dual Diagnosis, and Personality Disorder.
Resettlement of long-stay residential services into the community.
psychology services to NHS and independent sector homes.
supervision at RESPOND, a charity based in London. Supervision of specialist
psychotherapy with borderline/learning-disabled sexual offenders.
Clinical Psychologist (Grade A) in Adult Mental Health and Learning Disability
Joint Service at Queen Mary’s, Roehampton, Richmond, Twickenham &
Roehampton NHS Trust.
Community, out-patient and in-patient psychology
Provider of full range of psychological
therapies with individual, couple and group-work approaches.
Clinical specialist in the assessment
and treatment of victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse/offences and other
forms of abuse and trauma.
Consultant appointed to development and
implementation Service policy for the prevention of abuse of Learning Disabled
service users following the Inquiry into abuse of residents at Normansfield,
Responsibility for the provision of psychology services in
community and independent sector care homes.
1991-1992: Senior Clinical Psychologist
in Adult Mental Health & Health Psychology with Bloomsbury & Islington NHS
Psychologist in Learning Disability, Merton & Sutton Health Authority. Full
range of assessment, psychological intervention and treatment approaches
including individual and group therapy, in community, residential and long-stay
Provision of CTPLD MDT assessment and psychology services to
statutory and independent sector homes and to learning disabled people,
families and carers in the community.
Harmful Exposure. Police Review, Vol
112, No 5756, 9 Jan 2004, pp 20-21
How to work effectively with your
expert. Your Witness, Spring 2008, pp39-40.
Annabel Poate-Joyner, Director & Clinical Lead
APJ Psychological Consulting Ltd
Cawley Place, 15 Cawley Road, Chichester PO19 1UZ
Telephone: 0203 488 0855
(Updated January 2017)