Helen Trinder

Associate Consultant Forensic Psychologist

Helen Trinder, BA (Hons), MPhil, MSc, C.Psychol., is a Senior Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist. She has over 24 years’ experience working in forensic psychology settings. She was a Senior Psychologist in HMPPS and Head of Psychology and Programmes in a High Security Prison, where she managed programme delivery across a diverse population. This included undertaking needs assessment surveys and introducing new programmes to meet the assessed needs. She has extensive experience of forensic risk assessments with violent and sexual offenders. She have delivered, supervised and managed accredited programmes including SOTP, ETS and COVAID. She has experience of assessment and bespoke interventions with complex and demanding prisoners in a Close Supervision Centre (CSC), and of providing support to CSC staff. She has also worked with high risk juvenile offenders and conducted Critical Incident Debriefs with groups of staff across the Prison Service. From 2010 to September 2020, she was a psychologist member of the Parole Board for England and Wales. Since 2010, she has been an associate lecturer in offender management, psychology and criminology at the University of Northampton and she is currently studying for a Ph.D at the University of Birmingham.