Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Broadmoor High Secure Hospital since 2006. He has extensive experience of providing reports that address a broad range of different needs. He has provided medical input into mental health homicide and serious incident reviews, and has provided numerous reports for HMCTS (including the Court of Appeal), the Parole Board, and the Criminal Cases Review Commission. He undertakes work in a wide range of clinical areas and is renowned for his specialist knowledge in personality disorder. He has additional experience in all aspects of mental illness, notably in gender dysphoria and in ADHD. He has trained with and is a member of UKAAN (UK Adult ADHD Network).
Dr Ross is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In that role, he is currently the lead researcher in a national study sponsored by the Forensic Faculty and the Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health (POMH-UK) which seeks to establish the national practice of anti-libidinal medication prescribing. He presented initial data from this research at the RCPsych International Congress on 12 July 2023. He is also the lead doctor in the Forensic Faculty’s work to assist the Government in their response to the Justice Committee’s report on Imprisonment for Public Protection.
Dr Ross is trained in a large range of psychometric and risk assessment tools, including the HCR20, PCL-R, the IPDE, and the VERA (Violent Extremism Risk Assessment). He is also trained as a therapist in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). He is a trainer in advocacy skills for the First-tier Tribunal with Mental Health Lawyers Association. He has had many peer-reviewed research papers published.
Dr Ross is approved under section 12(2) Mental Health Act 1983.