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Nigel Blackwood

Nigel Blackwood

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Reader in Forensic Psychiatry

Research subject areas

  • Forensics
  • Psychiatry

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After undergraduate education at Cambridge and UCL, I came to the Maudsley Hospital to train in general and forensic psychiatry. I am a clinical academic in Forensic Psychiatry at Kings College London, where I lead the Forensic Research Group and the Forensic Mental Health MSc programme. I also work as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist within SLaM. Our research focuses on antisocial behaviour: its developmental origins, brain bases and treatment. 

Research Interests

  • The brain bases of externalising behaviours
  • The assessment and treatment of the mentally disordered offender


I am the Forensic Mental Health MSc course lead, teaching a module entitled ‘Prosocial & Antisocial Behaviours across the lifespan’. This focuses on the development and maintenance of both prosocial and antisocial behaviours, enabling students to engage with a broad range of developmental and social neuroscience to explore the complex links between personality development, neurodevelopmental disorders and offending behaviour across the lifespan.