BSc(Hons) MSc C.Psychol. AFBPsS
CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
CURRICULUM VITAE & PROFESSIONAL
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. Annabel sits on the
BPS Expert Witness Advisory Group, the Mental Capacity Working Party, and
Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) Committees and is also on the BPS
Register of Approved Psychological Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) and a Specialist Professional Advisor for Care Quality Commission (CQC) in Mental Health and Learning Disability.
Director and Lead Consultant of APJ Psychological Consulting,
providing high-quality independent Clinical, Occupational Health, Medico-legal
and Expert Witness services to the NHS, CQC, Local Authorities, Police Forces,
CPS, MOD, and to private sector services.
her career of 30 years of professional experience, Annabel has worked primarily
in the fields of Mental Health, with specialist expertise in Mental Health Act
and Mental Capacity Act issues, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Learning
Disability, and Vulnerable Persons.
has provided expert opinion in several major NHS Hospital and Health &
Social Care Home investigations and prosecutions, in Judicial Review in the
High Court, in independent Inspection, Audit, Evaluation projects Annabel
Poate-Joyner is an Expert Advisor to National Crime Agency 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 specialised in working with police officers and law
enforcement organisations, holding several Force Psychologist posts, contracts
and arrangements including Surrey Police, CEOP, and the Metropolitan Police
Service, the Royal Military Police, SOCA, the National Crime Agency, and
INTERPOL, and provided clinical and occupational health advisory services to
Dorset Police 2011 to date.
Annabel is a
Trustee with the charity Care of Police Survivors, COPS, which provides peer
support and psychological and practical assistance to the families of police
officers who died in the line of their police duty.
Annabel is Founder of the Association of Psychologists on Boards which aims to promote diversity and inclusion on all possible issues for better functioning of boards, services and organisations.
(Hons) Experimental Psychology.
1989: MSc in
Clinical Psychology. University of Surrey.
Witness Certificate, Cardiff Law School.
Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) training, Lorna
Wing Centre, National Autistic Society, Bromley.
Training, Richman EMDR Training, London.
Health & Care Professions Council (HPCP)
Registered Practitioner Psychologist (PYL21198)
Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist (23955)
Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
§ Full Member of BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (BPS DCP)
§ BPS Expert Witness Advisory Group Committee.
§ BPS Mental Capacity Working Party Committee.
§ BPS SEC DCP Branch Treasurer and Committee.
§ BPS DCP Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology
§ BPS DCP Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities
§ BPS Division of Forensic Psychology
§ BPS Special Group for Independent Practitioners Committee
§ BPS Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Psychology Section
§ BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors
Jamie Hacker Hughes, former President of the British Psychological Society,
Ewa Rula, Consultant Clinical Psychologist,
Other specific referees are available on
April 1998 to date: Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Clinical, Occupational Health, Medico-legal
and Expert Witness Practice. Director & Lead Consultant, APJ Psychological Consulting.
Organisational and Management Advisor, and provider of Specialist Psychological
Health and Safety Services. Professional supervision and personal support
Advisor to Care Quality Commission (CQC).
to July 2012: Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Manager responsible
for Service Development and delivery of Psychology to a specialist Autistic
Spectrum Disorders Service for young people and vulnerable adults with 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 Anger Management Programme (Problem Anger Workshop - PAW ) for
DCMH nationally. Supervision to MDT clinicians.
April 2010 to June 2011: Locum Consultant Clinical Psychologist (8C) to Poole Community Mental
Health Teams, Dorset Foundation University Healthcare Trust (DFUHT).
Assessment, psychological interventions, and case management of the full range
of complex and enduring adult mental issues and personality disorders,
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 onwards: Independent Clinical, Occupational Health, Medico-legal and Expert Witness
practice holding roles including Force Psychologist to Surrey Police and the
Metropolitan Police Service, Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre
(CEOP), Serious & Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), the Royal Military Police,
MOD, and INTERPOL
1995 – 1998: Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Grade B) in Learning Disabilities &
Vulnerable Adults, with Chichester Priority Care NHS Trust. Head of Learning
Disability Specialty & Lead Clinician of Specialist Challenging Behaviours
Service for Complex Needs & Dual Diagnosis.
1993-2001: Specialist supervision at RESPOND, a charity based in London. Supervision
of specialist psychotherapy with borderline/learning-disabled sexual offenders.
1992-1995: Principal/Consultant 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 services.
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.
appointed to develop and implement the Abuse Prevention Policy of Learning
Disabled service users of a NHS/L.A. Joint learning Disability Service following
a public inquiry into the widespread sexual abuse of residents at a long-stay
hospital. Clinical responsibility for the provision of psychology services in
community care homes and services.
1991-1992: Senior Clinical Psychologist in Adult Mental Health / Health Psychology
with Bloomsbury & Islington NHS Trust at Middlesex Hospital.
1989-1991: Clinical 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
LD hospitals. Provision of CTPLD MDT assessment and psychology servicesto
statutory and independent sector homes and to learning disabled people,
families and carers in the community.
Exposure. Police Review, Vol 112, No 5756, 9 Jan 2004.
How to work
effectively with your expert. Your Witness, Spring 2008.
& Lead Consultant, APJ PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSULTING