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Research groups

Daniel Whiting

MA (Oxon) BM BCh MRCPsych


NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Senior Clinical Research Fellow
  • Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Violence risk assessment and intervention

I am a forensic psychiatrist and clinical researcher in the Department of Psychiatry, undertaking a DPhil funded by the NIHR.  I am supervised by Professor Seena Fazel and Professor Belinda Lennox.

My research will focus on applying prognostic research methods to improve approaches to violence risk assessment and intervention in first episode psychosis. I will examine the validity of a risk prediction model in a clinical population using routinely recorded data. I will then pilot and refine its role as a scalable clinical tool, qualitatively examining its use and measuring its impact. By studying its clinical use I will also begin to address the interventions that it may be linked to. A key collaboration for the project will be with the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham.

I graduated from medical school in Oxford in 2010, and returned as an Academic Clinical Fellow in 2012 for my core psychiatry training. I remained in Oxford for my higher training in forensic psychiatry which I completed in 2018. During my Doctoral Research Fellowship I will undertake clinical sessions with the assessment function of the Early Intervention in Psychosis team in Oxford.