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Prof. Jeremy W. Coid

Jeremy W. Coid psychiatrist Controversias Psiquiatry Barcelona
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Talk Youth Violence, Gang Violence and Psychiatric Morbidity
Date Friday, May 15th, 2020
Time 12:00 to 12:45
Round Table Violence and aggression in the psychiatric ground


Professor Jeremy Coid completed medical training at Sheffield University and training in Forensic Psychiatry at the Maudsley and Broadmoor Hospitals. He was trained in research at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, where he completed his MD. As Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist he established the medium secure service to East London for mentally disordered offenders. He has extensive experience of giving evidence in court as an expert witness in cases of serious violence, sexual offending, and on childcare. He has been an advisor to the Department of Health, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Defence on management of high risk offenders. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry in 1987 and awarded a personal chair in 1995.

Currently, Prof Coid is the Director of the Violence Prevention Research Unit at Queen Mary University of London. The VPRU focuses on research into the epidemiology and prevention of violence. It investigates causal mechanisms that explain violent behaviour in mental health care settings, with an emphasis on the links between violence and both severe mental illness and personality disorder. It evaluates the effectiveness of mental health care services in preventing violence. The research uses quantitative methods with statistical modelling of new instruments for the assessment of violence risk. It provides a unique translational focus into the application of violence risk modelling into risk management applications and interventions. The VPRU is a member of the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance.