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Kathleen Green

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Dr Kathleen (Kate!) Green has a BSC in psychology and Criminology from the University of Keele, and completed the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology with the University of Nottingham in 2015. She currently works both at the University of Nottingham as an assistant professor in the centre for family and forensic psychology (half-time) and practices as the joint clinical lead for an NHS offender personality disorder service based at HMP Whatton. In both her practice and research, Kate is interested in the relationship between traumatic experiences, distress and mental disorder and also efficacy of trauma informed care.

Expertise Summary

Kate is experienced in working with people suffering from mental health problems, intellectual disability and personality disordered traits, both in secure settings and in the community. She has an interest in environmental factors influencing an individual's experiences of mental health problems, particularly childhood traumas and experiences of voice hearing and delusional beliefs, as well as neeurological correlates. She is experienced in the assessment, formulation and treatment of individuals detained under the mental health act, and in supervising others working with this population. Kate has delivered teaching and training to students completing the post-graduate forensic psychology courses since 2014, and has supervised post-graduate research.

Research Summary

Some of Kate's on-going projects are:

Early trauma, symptoms of psychosis and self-harm in the general population

Post-traumatic symptoms and personality in individuals who have been convicted of sexual offences

The cycle of abuse in mothers and fathers

Projects Kate is currently supervising (all Doctorate level):

Personality and cognitive functioning in fathers involved in child care proceedings

Childhood trauma, executive functioning and impulsivity in a forensic hospital population

Early trauma, maladaptive schema and trauma informed care for complex needs

the intergenerational cycle of emotional abuse

Trauma and post-traumatic stress in police officers

Characteristics of non-offending partners (NOPs) and the impact of NOPs groups

Selected Publications

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University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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