Meet our expert ASD team

Meet our expert team, if you would like to speak to any of them individually their contact details are included below:

Jane Radley, Consultant Psychiatrist

Jane has over 20 years’ experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist, and is based on our Northampton campus.

Jane joined St Andrew’s Healthcare in March 2008 to lead the development of a specialist low secure service for men with autistic spectrum disorders who have offended and/or have severe mental health problems. This was the first such unit in St Andrew’s and only the third in the UK. This service, now called Harlestone, continues to be one of the leading  ASD secure services. Jane now leads an expert team on Harlestone ward and has treated over 100 patients with ASD over the last 10 years, many of whom now live successful lives in the community. Jane led the development of Garden Cottage as a step-down unit for men with ASD and supported the development of Winslow, a community unit for adults with complex needs in Nottingham.

Prior to working at St Andrew’s, Jane worked as lead psychiatrist at a specialist hospital for adults with ASD and has also worked as a psychiatrist in the NHS, she also regularly teaches medical students from Cambridge and Buckingham Universities.

Contact Jane on 01604 616 747 or email 


  • Brugha TS, McManus S, Smith J, Scott FJ,  Meltzer H, Purdon S, Berney T, Tantam D, Robinson J, Radley J and  Bankart J (2011)  Validating two survey methods for identifying cases of autism spectrum disorder among adults in the community Psychological Medicine July 29 (1-10)
  • Radley J and Shaherbano Z, (2011) Asperger syndrome and arson: a case study. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Vol 5, No 6
  • Kelbrick M and Radley J (2013) Forensic Rehabilitation in Asperger Syndrome: a case report Journal of Intellectual disabilities and Offending Behaviour  Vol 4 (5-8)
  • Haw C, Radley J and Cooke L (2013) Characteristics of male autistic patients in low security: are they different from non-autistic low secure patients? Journal of Intellectual disabilities and Offending BehaviourVol 4 (24-32)
  • Radley J and Thomas H (2013) ‘Autism and Offending’ in Chaplin E, Hardy S and McCarthy J (eds) Autism Spectrum Conditions Brighton: Pavilion Publishing
  • Radley J and Thomas H (2015) ‘Secure care for people with autism spectrum disorder’ in Dickens G, Sugarman P and Picchioni M (eds) Handbook of Secure Care London: RCPsych Publications

Richard Burrows, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Dr Richard Burrows joined the Charity in August 2020, working full-time as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the low secure autistic spectrum disorder service. Prior to working for the charity Dr Burrows worked as a doctor in the NHS for eight years. After completing his five year medical degree at the University of Leicester he remained there to work for two years as a foundation doctor. He then moved back to where he had grown up, Birmingham. Whilst there, he spent the next three years working in various psychiatry specialities before focussing on forensic psychiatry. Dr Burrows is passionate about continual service improvement; working towards patients with ASD, who have found it difficult to progress, to be discharged to the community.

Marian Foley, Forensic Psychologist

Marian is a Forensic Psychologist on Harlestone Ward (ASD Low secure), having worked for St Andrew’s Healthcare in ASD/LD for four years.

Working mainly with a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) model, Marian expertly tailors therapy to the specific needs of the individual. She has experience in working with, and completing risk assessments for people with a range of psychological difficulties including mental illness, personality disorder, cognitive functioning deficits and developmental disorders, such as ASD. She is trained in Autism assessment including the ADOS-2.

Marian is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and the Division of Forensic Psychology She is also a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professionals Council. Marian completed her Forensic Doctorate programme at Nottingham University in 2014; undertaking her on-the-job training with the NHS. Her doctorate research project was in burnout of staff in medium secure settings.  She has had 16 years' experience working in forensic mental health settings, in hospital and community settings with both male and female offenders and an extensive background in sex offender therapy with LD/ASD offenders.

To contact our Psychology team please call Peter Ford on 01623 665 357