Dr Gary Winship

Dr Gary Winship
School of Education 
+44 (0) 115 951 5798

Expertise summary

Research focus and expertise: Addictions, Fire Setting and Arson, Psychosis, Violence and Suicide.

Currently leading research on Psychoeducation for young persistent fire setters with Notts Fire and Rescues Services, Co-investigator on an NIHR programme researching Recovery Colleges.

Professor Winship has worked in the NHS for 30 years (acute and community services with people with severe and complex traumas), latterly consultant psychotherapist, Broadmoor Hospital and HMP Dovegate. He is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, and NMC registered MHN. Other NHS clinical appointments have been, West Berkshire NHS Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Trained HIV counsellor. Appointed as a clinical governance reviewer for the Commission for Health Audit & Improvement (CHAI) in 2000. He has held teaching positions in 7 different universities: Goldsmiths, University of East London, University of Greenwich, University College London, University of Reading, Sheffield University & University of Nottingham. He has been an external examiner to mental health courses; Cassel Hospital (UEL), Southern Counties Psychotherapy (Newman, Birmingham), MA working with Personality Disorders (Newman), BA in Counselling (University of Worcester), PGDip Counselling, Kellog College, Oxford.   

Currently, Professor Winship is Course Leader MA Trauma Informed Practice, and Chair of School of Education Ethics Committee. Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Psychotherapy. Consulting Editor International Journal of Therapeutic Communities. Member of executive steering group, and Education Lead, Institute of Mental Health (IMH). MHN (NMC), psychoanalytic psychotherapist (UKCP). Research lead for the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA). Published 150 + papers and chapters, 6 books.  Delivered 50+ keynote addresses in 8 different countries. Part of research grant captures of £2.8m with more £300K as project lead. Formerly visiting professor at the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis and Russian State University for Humanities (RSUH).

In 2019, he was invited to present evidence to the Russian Civic Office about Therapeutic Community intervention for addictions. From 2012-2018 he led a suicide research network which brought together key stakeholders in Nottingham after a serious spike in suicides among young people in Nottingham. Core members of the network were Dr Nigel Chapman (Notts Coroner), Dr Dilip Nathan (medical lead of the child death overview panel), Dr Ellen Townsend (Psychology).

Previous media experience includes; BBC East midlands today,BBC Radio Nottingham,BBC Radio 2,Nottingham evening post and the Daily Telegraph. 


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