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Biography

I am a Consultant Forensic Psychologist , I began lecturing at King’s College in 2012. I also lecture at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and on the clinical psychology doctorate training course at the Salomon’s Centre in Kent.   I obtained a BA (Second Class Honours) in Psychology and Applied Social Sciences in 2000 (Canterbury Christchurch University College).  I completed an MSc in Forensic Psychology in 2005 (University of Surrey), and commenced forensic training in 2006, becoming a qualified Forensic Psychologist in 2011, obtaining the Diploma in Forensic Psychology from the British Psychological Society.  

I have seventeen years of experience of working in secure mental health services, particularly with service users with intellectual disabilities (ID) and other mental health needs, and I have also completed assessments in prisons. I am experienced in completing detailed, structured individual risk assessments with violent offenders, sexual offenders and fire setters, in addition to risk formulation and management planning, and the development and implementation of group and individual forensic psychology interventions. I am trained to assess personality disorders, psychopathy and cognitive functioning I am currently employed as a Consultant Forensic Psychologist in the NHS, within the Kent Forensic Psychiatry Service in the Forensic Learning Disabilities Service based at the Tarentfort Centre in Dartford, Kent, where I lead a team of psychologists in the low secure inpatient and community forensic outreach services.  

I recently co-authored a book chapter on offenders with intellectual disabilities for a textbook on mental health in Intellectual disabilities.  

Research Interests

  • Use of structured risk assessments with offenders with intellectual disabilities,  
  •  Fire setting 
  • Staff support and debriefing. 
  • Restorative Justice  

Publications

Pickard, M & Inett, A. (2018) Offending behaviours and risk assessment. In Hemmings, C. (2018) Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities (5th Ed.). Pavilion; East Hove. 

Cooper, S. & Inett, A. (2017) Staff support procedures in a low secure forensic service. Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol 20 (3), pp. 191-201. 

Inett, A., Roberts, L., Wright, G. & Sheeran, A. (2014) Predictive Validity of the START with ID offenders. British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol 16 (1)  

Conference presentations:  

June 2018: Symposium Presentation at International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference in Antwerp: Restorative Justice in Forensic Mental health / LD services 

June 2017: Symposium Presentation at International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference in Croatia: Fire setters with LD 

April 2017: Presentation at International Conference on the care and treatment of Offenders with a learning disability: 

Staff support process within a low secure LD service 

February 2017: Workshop Presentation at the Metal Capacity Action Day, Royal College of Physicians, London: 

Use of the Mental Capacity Act in managing LD offenders 

April 2013: Conference presentation at the 12th International conference on the care and treatment of offenders with a learning disability:  

Predictive Validity of the START with Intellectually Disabled offenders 

Poster presentation:  

Firesetting Intervention Programme for people with Developmental 

And Intellectual Disabilities 

(FIP-DID) 

February 2013: Poster presentation at IOP research conference: 

Predictive Validity of the START with Intellectually Disabled offenders 

April 2012: Conference presentation at the 12th International conference on the care and treatment of offenders with a learning disability: 

Outline of a community forensic psychology service for people with learning disabilities: Challenges and successes 

February 2011: Poster presentation at IOP research in secure units conference:  

An Evaluation of an offending behaviour group for female offenders in a medium secure hospital 

June 2010: Two papers presented as part of symposiums at the DFP conference at the University of Kent: 

Should Structured Professional Judgment tools be used to assess risk with people with learning disabilities?  Implementation and predictive validity of the START at a low secure hospital 

Designing and implementing a group based treatment for fire setters with learning disabilities 

2008: Audit project of staff support follow up procedures for staff following potentially traumatic aggressive incidents in a low secure hospital.  

2005: MSc Dissertation: Fire setters with learning disabilities: An investigation into treatment issues.  

Description

I teach on the MSc in Forensic and Clinical Psychology, lecturing on the use of the HCR-20 risk assessment, and on offenders with intellectual disabilities / Autism.