ABOUT

  • Dr Siddaway particularly specialises in the areas of trauma/adversity and clinical risk and has expertise in working with children, adolescents, and adults

  • Expert witness assessments are conducted predominantly in Scotland (some in England) in the following areas: family law, personal injury, clinical negligence, and immigration. Assessments can be conducted in-person or 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 research, NHS clinical practice, and expert witness work.

Dr Siddaway currently splits his time between NHS clinical practice as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, expert witness assessments in civil and criminal cases, conducting and supervising research, and occasional 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.  

Dr Siddaway's Expert Witness CV

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (PYL 30674)
Registration with the HCPC authorises usage of a protected title (Clinical Psychologist) and demonstrates to the public and other professionals that a particular individual is ‘practicing legally, safely and effectively.’
British Psychological Society
Chartered by the British Psychological Society (169463)
The title of Chartered Psychologist is legally recognised and reflects only the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise.