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 JRadley@standrew.co.uk 

Publications:

  • 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

Peter Ford, Lead Consultant Psychologist

Peter is the ASD Clinical Lead and the Lead Consultant Psychologist for the ASD service in Northampton, overseeing the delivery of clinical care across Medium, Low and Locked services.

Peter has more than a decade of experience working as a Senior Consultant Psychologist with a successful track record in the delivery of individual and group therapy for; sexual offending, addiction, anger management, depression, anxiety, psychosis, personality disorder, autism and Asperger’s syndrome, intellectual disability, and non-specific complaints in high functioning adults.

He has expertise in individual psychotherapy using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Constructivist Psychotherapy, Person Centred Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Peter is registered as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is also a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. He has experience of working with MAPPA and in other multi-agency forums as well as Mental Health Tribunals.

Peter led the project in the development of the spectrum star; an outcome tool for measuring progress for people with ASD in secure settings.

Contact Peter by email PFord@standrew.co.uk

Publications:

  • https://independent.academia.edu/FordTPeter/Papers
  • Burns, S., MacKeith, J., Ford, P. T., Hahn, S. and Tierney, J. (2012) The Spectrum Star: The outcomes star for people on the autistic spectrum. Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise Ltd., London.
  • Ford P. T. and Woods P. (2006) Dual Diagnosis in a Forensic Context in Dual Diagnosis: Nursing Care and Management. Rassool, R, Blackwell, London.
  • Ford P. T. (2003) An evaluation of the Dartmouth Assessment of Lifestyle Inventory and the Leeds Dependence Questionnaire for use among detained psychiatric inpatients. Addiction, (98), 111-118.
  • Conference Presentations
  • "Planning treatment and evaluating outcome in Autism using the Spectrum Star" Presented to the 13th International Conference on the Care & Treatment of Offenders with a Learning and / or Developmental Disability, Newcastle, April 2014.
  • "Spectrum Star: Using action research methods to develop a client-centred outcome tool for people with autistic spectrum conditions.” Presented to the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference, Warwick, July 2013.
  • “Organizational growth depends upon individual growth! A personal reflection on theory of mind and behaviour in organizations” Presented to the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference, Warwick, July 2009.
  • “Behavioural outcome measurement of treatment outcome of personality disordered psychiatric inpatients in medium security.” Presented to the British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder the Annual Conference, London, February 2008.
  • “Inpatient treatment of alcohol and drug misuse for detained psychiatric patients.” Presented to the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology Forensic Faculty meeting April 2006.
  • “An evaluation of the Dartmouth Assessment of Lifestyle Inventory and the Leeds Dependence Questionnaire for use among detained psychiatric inpatients.” Presented to the 4th Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Service, Stockholm, Sweden, 2004.
  • “Ethical and practical considerations for the psychologist working with clients detained in hospital for treatment under the Mental Health Act (1983)” Paper presented to the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, 2003.
  • “Ethical and practical considerations for the counselling psychologist working with clients detained in hospital for treatment under the Mental Health Act (1983)” Paper presented to the British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference, May 2002.
  • “Substance abuse and schizophrenia, a role for counselling psychology.” Poster presented to the British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference, 2000.

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