Dr Michael Heap

Email: M.Heap@sheffield.ac.uk

Academic Profile

I am a chartered clinical and forensic psychologist with 43 years´ experience working both in the Health Service and privately, assessing and treating people with psychological disorders and difficulties. Since 1992 I have worked privately in clinical practice and I regularly undertake psychological assessments for legal purposes. To 2009 I worked at Wathwood Hospital, Medium Secure Unit, in Rotherham with patients detained under various sections of the Mental Health Act.

I provide psychological assessments on accused and convicted defendants and offenders (soundness of confession, fitness to plead, personality and mental state, risk and dangerousness, etc.) To date I have undertaken over 330 such assessments.

Also, to date I have provided around 570 medico-legal reports for solicitors on assessments of psychological injury (usually road-traffic accidents but also accidents and harassment at work and medical negligence).