Dr Andy Siddaway
Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Expert Witness
BSc (Hons); Clin.Psych; PhD; C.Psychol
Dr Siddaway specialises in the areas of trauma/adversity and risk and works across the lifespan: with children, adolescents, and adults
Expert witness assessments are conducted in the following areas: family law, personal injury, clinical negligence, immigration, as well as fitness to work (Occupational Health) psychological assessments
Expert assessments are conducted in Scotland and England and can be done in-person or online
Psychological therapy is conducted online
Dr Siddaway is Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered by The British Psychological Society (BPS). He has worked in a range of NHS mental health services since 2004 and has extensive clinical experience assessing and treating children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a wide range of mental health problems. He gained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire in 2013; his enthusiasm for risk research and psychometrics (psychological assessment and evaluation) led him to undertake a PhD, which he completed in 2017. He is trained in a number of evidence-based psychological therapies for working with complex psychological problems. His doctorates, extensive clinical experience and training, and ongoing Continuing Professional Development mean that he brings a depth and breadth of knowledge of psychological science and evidence-based practice to clinical practice, expert witness work, psychological therapy, and research.
Dr Siddaway currently splits his time between NHS clinical practice as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, expert witness assessments, conducting and supervising research, and some private psychological therapy (see specific pages above for further information). He particularly specialises in the areas of trauma/adversity and risk (risk to self, risk to others, risk from others); he conducts research and offers consultation, teaching, training, and supervision to other mental health professionals on these areas.