School of Medicine
A group of people sitting at a table in a meeting

People in Mental Health and Clinical Neuroscience

Back to Unit homepage

Image of Elizabeth Paddock

Elizabeth Paddock

Assistant Professor in Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Dr Elizabeth Paddock, Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Forensic) is Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Nottingham. She specialises in working with children, young people and their families. She is responsible for directing the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (DForenPsy), and contributes to research and teaching for the MSc (by research) in Forensic and Criminological Psychology.

Elizabeth has worked within several multi-disciplinary forensic settings delivering therapeutic interventions in both the community and secure settings. She is experienced in the assessment, formulation and treatment of individuals detained under the Mental Health Act. Elizabeth is experienced in conducting assessments of individuals presenting with violence, personality disorder, emotional and anger management deficits, those at risk of suicide and self-harm, clients who present with cognitive deficits and cognitive functioning problems, and those presenting with symptoms of mental illness. She has a particular interest in the interventions used to manage young people who have been convicted of an offence in the community.

In addition, she is Lead Safeguarding Officer for Untangle and MOVE charity. She is committed to challenging stigma and promoting compassion, support and empathy for those in crisis. She has extensive experience in the pastoral care provided to students at the University and is committed to promoting student wellbeing.

Teaching Summary

I was Director of the MSc in Forensic & Criminological Psychology between July 2020 and September 2021, and from September 2021 I have been Director for the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology.

Module organisation for 2021-22:

  • Criminological Psychology: Theories of Criminal Behaviour
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Professional Practice Skills and Case Study Plan
  • Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal

Research Summary

Postgraduate Supervision

A Cross-Cultural Study of The Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experience(s) and Knife Carrying in Adolescences and Young Adult

Characteristics of young people who commit knife crime and the effectiveness of interventions

Juvenile Justice: Punitive Perspectives on Children, Sex Offences and the Age of Criminal Responsibility

Exploring the characteristics of individuals affiliated to a gang: The role of age, mental health, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), problematic substance misuse and how this may translate into disruptive behaviour whilst in prison.

Does exposure to pornography impact future attitudes and offending behaviour?

Exploring why people do and do not seek treatment for cannabis

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

Contacts: Call 0115 748 4098 ext.30031 or please see our 'contact us' page for further details