Professor David J Cooke


David Cooke is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and former head of the Forensic Clinical Psychology service in Glasgow. He was the Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University between 1992 and 2016. He is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He undertakes research on psychopathic disorder and violence and is interested in the clinical application of this research to risk assessment. He served on the Maclean Committee on serious violent and sexual offenders: he chaired the sub-committee considering methods of risk assessment. He chaired the Home Office committee that oversaw the assessment process for the Dangerous Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) programme.

He is the author of over 180 scientific books, monographs, chapters and research papers. He has served on the editorial board of a number of journals including; the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Behavior and Mental Health, the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, Personality Disorder and Mental Health and Law and Human Behavior. He has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders and Psychological Assessment.

He has provided workshops on violence risk assessment and the assessment of psychopathy in the UK, Europe, North America, Russia, New Zealand, Iran, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh: he was awarded the Senior Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Forensic Psychology from the Division of Forensic Psychology of the British Psychological Society in 2006. In 2012 he received the Doctor of the University degree from the Armenian State University and the David the Invincible Medal from the Armenian Philosophical Academy He is a Past-President of the European Association of Psychology and Law.


Dr Caroline Logan

dr-caroline-logan-200Caroline Logan is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.  She undertakes clinical work with men and women who are at risk of harm and consults on service design and delivery to improve clinical risk assessment and management processes.  In addition, she maintains her long-standing research interest in personality disorder and psychopathy in general and in gender issues in offending more specifically, on which she has published many articles and two books.

Recent publications relevant to the courses on offer:

Hart, S.D. & Logan, C. (2011). Formulation of violence risk using evidence-based assessments: The structured professional judgment approach. In P. Sturmey and M. McMurran (Eds.) Forensic Case Formulation. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Logan, C., (2014). The HCR-20 Version 3: A case study in risk formulation. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 13, 172-180.

Logan, C., (2016). Risk formulation: The new frontier in risk assessment and management. In D.R. Laws and W.T. O’Donohue (Eds), Treatment of Sex Offenders: Strengths and weaknesses in assessment and intervention. New York: Springer.

Logan, C. & Johnstone, L. (2010). Personality disorder and violence: Making the link through risk formulation. Journal of Personality Disorders, 24, 610-33.

Logan, C. & Johnstone, L. (2013). (Eds). Managing Clinical Risk: A Guide to Effective Practice. Oxford: Routledge.

National Offender Management Service and NHS England (2015) Working with Personality Disordered Offenders, 2nd Edition.  London, NOMS/NHSE. (

Whittington, R. & Logan, C. (Eds) (2011). Self-harm and violence: Towards best practice in managing risk. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Forthcoming publications relevant to the courses on offer:

In The Forensic Psychologists Report Writing Guide, edited by Sarah Brown and Erica Bowen (to be published in March 2017), chapters entitled ‘Reporting Personality Functioning’ and ‘Reporting Structured Professional Judgement’.

In The Handbook of Forensic Mental Health, edited by Ron Roesch and Alana Cook (to be published in May 2017), a chapter entitled ‘Formulation for Forensic Practitioners’.

In The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression, edited by Peter Sturmey (publication date not yet known), a chapter entitled ‘Forensic Case Formulation of Violence and Aggression’.