Prof Roisin Hall
Roisin is Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University and a Registered and Chartered Forensic Clinical Psychologist with experience of working in academic settings, the NHS and criminal justice. As Chief Executive of the Risk Management Authority (2005-9) and as Head of Psychological Services in the Scottish Prison Service (1996-2005), she commissioned, research and acted in an advisory capacity to parliamentary committees, policy-makers and research projects in several areas of offender management, including the assessment and management of violent and sexual offenders, mental health and intervention programmes. She is a member of the National Advisory Body on Offender Management in Scotland.
Roisin led the development by the RMA of an accredited process of risk assessment and approved risk management planning for serious violent and sexual offenders in Scotland and the use of this model for risk management planning by other agencies. This work, published by the RMA, was developed from a strong evidence base in current research and has been accompanied by the development of training and professional development programmes.
She has participated in British Psychological Society committees and working parties, including the Professional Affairs Board and the Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee and have recently become a Lay Representative on the Joint Standing Committee on Legal Education in Scotland.
Keywords: Risk assessment and management; violent and sexual offenders; mental health.