Marc has been our Head of Psychology since July 2019, having joined the team in April 2018.
Marc has been a practitioner forensic psychologist since 2003, becoming chartered with the British Psychological Society in 2006. He was Head of Psychology at four UK prisons, two in England and two in Scotland. In addition to conducting and reporting on risk assessments on serious offenders, Marc programme-managed the delivery of accredited offending behaviour interventions that addressed intimate partner violence, general violence, sexual offending, substance-related offending, and anger-related violence. One aspect of his role that Marc particularly valued, was supervising Forensic Psychologists in Training as they worked towards chartership themselves. He is delighted to be able to continue this nurturing and guidance role in his work with our students at Edinburgh Napier.
Marc’s specialisms within forensic psychology are personality disordered offenders, intimate partner violence, hostage negotiation, and trauma-informed working.
Since joining the PsyNaps team, Marc has led on the development of a new Applied Forensic Psychology Master’s programme, which was approved by the University in 2019. Marc has designed the programme to enable students to develop the skills and insights that they will need in the workplace, so that they become immediately helpful to employers once they have graduated.
Marc continues, in a private capacity, to conduct risk assessments for both criminal justice and family courts. In this way his skills and experience remain current, something that he hopes will benefit the generation of psychology students currently studying at Edinburgh Napier University.