RANZCP Section of Forensic Psychiatry - An International Conference

Keynote Speakers

Marc FeldmanTony MadenDouglas Mossman

Paul MullenPamela Taylor

Marc Feldman

Marc D. Feldman, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, the University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was formerly Vice Chair for Clinical Services at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) and Medical Director of UAB’s Center for Psychiatric Medicine. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is the author of 100 peer-reviewed, published articles and book chapters in the professional literature. Dr. Feldman is an international expert in Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, and malingering, and his credits include the following four books:

  • Feldman MD, Ford CV. Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994
  • Feldman MD, Eisendrath SJ (eds). The Spectrum of Factitious Disorders, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1996
  • Feldman MD, Feldman JM. Stranger Than Fiction: When Our Minds Betray Us, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1998
  • Feldman MD. Playing Sick: Untangling the Web of Factitious Disorder, Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, and Malingering, New York: Routledge Press, 2004

Tony Maden

Professor Maden is a forensic psychiatrist with a particular interest in violence risk assessment and the treatment of personality disorder. He trained at the Maudsley Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry where he worked on national surveys of mental disorder in prisoners. He was an honorary consultant at the Bethlem Hospital and clinical director of forensic services at the Maudsley. He was appointed in 1999 to be professor of forensic psychiatry at Imperial College London and he is also clinical director of the Specialist Personality Disorder Directorate at Broadmoor Hospital. He is a strong advocate of the structured clinical assessment of violence risk and has argued that psychiatrists in the UK need to catch up with their counterparts in Canada and other parts of the world in making full use of this approach. His book Treating Violence was published by Oxford University Press in 2007.

Douglas Mossman

Dr. Mossman is Director of the Glenn M. Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the UC College of Medicine.
Dr. Mossman has authored more than 120 publications on legal and ethical issues, medical decision-making, violence prediction, statistics, and psychiatric treatment. His Critique of Pure Risk Assessment or, Kant Meets Tarasoff led to his receiving the American Psychiatric Association’s 2008 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award for outstanding contributions to the literature on forensic psychiatry. More than 300 scientific and legal publications have cited Dr. Mossman’s 1994 article, Assessing Predictions of Violence: Being Accurate About Accuracy. His recent scholarly projects investigate predicting violence, sex offender recidivism, competence to stand trial, competence to divorce, and legal issues related to novel antipsychotic drugs. Dr. Mossman writes the Malpractice Rx column for Current Psychiatry, and he has served as a reviewer for more than 20 publication entities.
Dr. Mossman’s professional career combines medical practice with research, writing, and academics. His current faculty duties include teaching psychiatry residents and law students, and lecturing to physicians and attorneys about mental disabilities and the law. Dr. Mossman’s clinical practice focuses on evaluating adults and children who are involved in legal proceedings. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is listed in “Best Doctors in America.” He is a former councilor of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law and past-president of the Midwest Chapter of AAPL.

Paul Mullen

Professor Mullen is Professor Emeritus at Monash University, Melbourne and Visiting Professor to the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He was formerly Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Monash University and Clinical Director, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health.
Professor Mullen has been in psychiatry and neurology for over 40 years acquiring an extensive clinical and research background. His research interests include the relationship between mental disorder and criminal behaviour, stalking, the long term impact of childhood sexual abuse, jealousy, threats and threateners, and litigious and chronic complainers. He has published over 180 articles in refereed journals, co-authored four books and contributed over 40 chapters in books, including chapters in both of the standard British textbooks on forensic psychiatry. He is a highly sought-after speaker, and has given invited addresses on his research around the world.

Pamela Taylor

Pamela Taylor trained at Guy’s & King’s College Hospital Medical Schools, University of Vermont, USA, and the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King’s College, London. She is a Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Gaskell Gold medal holder. She was Head of Medical Services for the Special Hospitals’ Service Authority 1990-5, Professor of Special Hospital Psychiatry, IoP 1996-2004, and on the Inner London Probation Board
1992-2002. She is currently Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Visiting Professor at the IoP, Forensic Psychiatry Advisor to the
CMO of the Welsh Assembly Government, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. She
co-chairs an international research group, SWANZDSAJCS, and chairs the Offender Health Research
Network-Cymru. She edits the journal Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health and the textbook Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues (1Ed 1993; 2Ed 2009, with John Gunn). Other books: Violence in Society (1993), Couples in Care & Custody (1999) (with Tom Swan), Personality Disorder & Serious Offending (2006) (with Chris Newrith & Clive Meux).