Kirsty Lowe - Expert Psychologists UK

Kirsty Ruth Lowe

B. A. (Hons.), M. Sc., C. Psychol., AFBPsS.

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Professional Summary

I am Kirsty R. Lowe, Director of Expert Psychologists UK. I am a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with over 25 years experience providing services as an Expert Witness within the UK. I am also listed on the National Crime Agency, Specialist Operations Centre Expert Advisors database and have held lead posts within the NHS, as well as having University roles as both an Academic Tutor and Honorary Lecturer.
I am an Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist, and Chartered Scientist, with the British Psychological Society and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council both as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Forensic Psychologist. I am highly experienced in the provision of assessments and reports within the areas of criminal and family law, to people aged 16 years and older, and have worked with complex cases throughout my career.
I pride myself on providing a highly professional, efficient, specialist and prompt service and in meeting deadlines. Publicly funded instructions are welcomed, as well as those that are non-publicly funded.
I have further provided evidence, both written and orally, for the Crown Prosecution Service and solicitors in High Courts. I have also provided evidence for the Appeal Court (see

Academic & Professional Qualifications


Registered Practitioner Psychologist

The Health and Care Professions Council


Chartered Scientist

The British Psychological Society


Associate Fellow

The British Psychological Society


Chartered Forensic Psychologist

The British Psychological Society


Chartered Clinical Psychologist

The British Psychological Society


M. Sc. Clinical Psychology

University of Newcastle upon Tyne


B. A. (Hons) Psychology

University of Reading

Professional Roles - Full Time

2012 - present

Expert Advisor, National Crime Agency

2008 - present

Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist/Director

Expert Psychologists UK

2005 - 2008

Lead/Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Learning Disability Forensic Services, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust, Middlesbrough

2001 - 2005

Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Kenneth Day Unit, Dept. of Psychological Therapies & Research, Northgate & Prudhoe NHS Trust, Morpeth

1997 - 2001

Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Dept. of Psychological Therapies. The State Hospital, Carstairs, Lanarkshire.

1994 - 1997

Clinical Psychologist

Psychology Dept. Gogarburn Hospital, Edinburgh

1993 - 1994

Clinical Psychologist

Psychology Dept. Lynebank Hospital, Fife

1991 - 1993

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

University of Newcastle-upon- Tyne

1990 - 1991

Assistant Psychologist

Psychology Dept., Ashworth Hospital, Merseyside

1989 - 1990

Assistant Psychologist

States of Jersey Health and Social Services, Jersey

Professional Roles - Part Time

2009 - present

Guest Expert Psychologist

BBC 1 - The Big Questions, Channel 5 - Live in Studio Five and BBC Radio Tees

2006 - 2006

Psycho-Social Support Team Advisor, Rapid Deployment Team

Red Cross/Foreign Commonwealth Office. Deployed twice to Zimbabwe

2007 - 2013

Honorary Lecturer

Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, University of Teeside

2004 - 2005

Academic Tutor

Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, University of Teesside


Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist

External Team reviewing Rampton Hospital’s Learning Disability Service

2001 - 2003

Honorary Lecturer

M. Sc. Forensic Psychology, Caledonian University, Glasgow


Lowe K. & Blandford J. (2013)

Learning Disabilities and Learning Difficulties – Are they the Same?

Expert’s Forum - Forensic Healthcare Experts for Law Newsletter

Lowe K. (2004)

Motivating Offenders with a Learning Disability to Change

University of Lancaster Conference Proceedings

Lowe K. & Zimbelman K. (2002)

Behavioural Approaches to the Management of Children with Behavioural Phenotypes of Genetic Syndromes

in O’Brien (Ed). Behavioural Phenotypes in Clinical Practice. Mac Keith Press


Instructions with prior authority granted by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) are charged at the LAA current rates for Expert Witness Psychologists. For other cases, my fees are £115 per hour or pro rata. Travelling time is calculated at £40 per hour or pro rata, at 45p per mile. Cancellation of appointments with less than 72 hours notice are charged for the preparation time already incurred. Cancellation of court attendance, with less than 72 hours notice, will incur preparation time already incurred. Cancellation of court attendance, with less than 24 hours notice, will also incur a half day attendance fee. Payment is required with 60 days from receipt of my invoice and report, unless otherwise agreed in advance. Late payments may incur interest in accordance with the ‘Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1988.


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