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Daniel Whiting

Clinical Associate Professor in Forensic Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



I am a clinical academic forensic psychiatrist. I completed my medical training at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2010. I returned to Oxford to undertake my core psychiatry training as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in 2012. I remained with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust for my higher training in forensic psychiatry, completing my clinical training in 2018. I was then awarded an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship to undertake a PhD, based with the Forensic Psychiatry Research Group at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. My PhD involved developing approaches to improve violence risk assessment and intervention in first episode psychosis, and I worked clinically with Early Intervention in Psychosis services during the fellowship. Having completed my PhD I joined the University of Nottingham in 2022 as a Clinical Associate Professor, which also involves working clinically as a consultant forensic psychiatrist in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's prison mental health services.

My primary research interest is in prediction models and how they might best be developed and clinically translated to improve care as clinical support tools in psychiatry. My doctoral research involved validating and updating a violence risk prediction tool by using routine data in electronic health records and linking this with police data, and examining the acceptability, feasibility and potential role of the tool in clinical practice using a mixed methods approach. More broadly I am interested in clinical research in forensic settings, and the epidemiology of violence in mental illness, with experience in systematic review and meta-analysis.

Expertise Summary

Prediction models

Violence risk assessment

Systematic review & meta-analysis

Mixed methods research

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University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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