Karen Slade is an Associate Professor and Course Leader for the DPsych in Forensic Psychology.
Karen has practiced in the area of Forensic Psychology for 18 years; working for the HM Prison Service from 1999-2011. She gained full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology and Chartership with the BPS in 2003 and is registered with the HCPC as a Forensic Psychologist. Karen remains active in working with agencies of the criminal justice system in the prevention of self-harm, suicide and violent behaviour.
She is Policy Lead for the Executive Committee for the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology
Karen's current research areas include: the prediction of self-harm, suicide and violence risk in offenders; the impact on prison staff of working in difficult environments; mental health services for offenders; violence and self-harm (Dual harm) behaviour and organisational approaches to suicide and violence prevention