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Dr Iain McKinnon

GMC No: 6076274

I trained in Medicine in Newcastle and qualified in 2003.

My current role is as Consultant Psychiatrist providing medical and Responsible Clinician input into secure inpatient and community services for offenders with intellectual and developmental disability.

I am also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer within the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University where I have interests in offender health, psychopharmacology, and clinical trials.

Recent publications:

  • McKenna D, Murphy H, Rosenbrier C, Soulsby A, Lyall A, Keown P, Reid K, McKinnon I. Referrals to a Mental Health Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion team in the North East of England. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology 2018. In Press.
  • Keown P, Murphy H, McKenna D, McKinnon I. Changes in the use of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England 1984/85 to 2015/16. British Journal of Psychiatry 2018, 213(4), 595-599.

McKinnon I, Finch T. Contextualising health screening risk assessments in police custody suites – qualitative evaluation from the HELP-PC study in London, UK. BMC Public Health 2018, 18, 393.