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Pamela Taylor

Pamela Taylor

Pamela Jane Taylor, CBE, FRCPsych, FMedSci (born 23 April 1948) is a British psychiatrist and academic, who specialises in the links between psychosis and violence, and mental and physical health in the criminal justice system.[1] Since 2004, she has been Professor of Forensic Psychiatry in the Department Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences of Cardiff University.[2][3]

Having trained at Guy's Hospital, London, she has worked as an honorary consultant at Bethlem Royal Hospital (commonly known as Bedlam) and Maudsley Hospital from 1982 to 2005, at Broadmoor Hospital from 1995 to 2005, at Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust since 2004.[2] She was Professor of Special Hospital Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London between 1995 and 2004.[2] She was a joint-founder of the academic journal Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, and has been its joint-editor since its foundation in 1991.[2]


In 1978, Taylor was awarded the Gaskell Medal and Prize by the Royal College of Psychiatrists;[4] it is "one of the foremost academic distinctions in clinical psychiatry".[5] In 1989, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych).[2] In 2004, she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci).[3]

She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to forensic psychiatry.[6]

Selected works

  • Gunn, John; Taylor, Pamela J., eds. (1993). Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues (1st ed.). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978-0750603492.
  • Gunn, John; Taylor, Pamela J., eds. (2010). Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues (2nd ed.). London: Hodder Arnold. ISBN 978-0340806289.


  1. "Professor Pamela Taylor". Cardiff University. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. "TAYLOR, Prof. Pamela Jane, (Mrs J. C. Gunn)". Who's Who 2017. Oxford University Press. November 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. "Professor Pamela Taylor FMedSci". The Academy of Medical Sciences. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  4. "Prizes and prize winners" (PDF). Madness to Mental Illness: A History of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Royal College of Psychiatrists. 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  5. Sims, A. C. P. (1990). "Prizes, Medals and Travelling Fellowships of The Royal College of Psychiatrists" (PDF). Psychiatric Bulletin. Royal College of Psychiatrists. 14 (2): 121–122. doi:10.1192/pb.14.2.121. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  6. "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2017. p. B10.
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