About the author

Lisa Gardiner, MB BCH BAO, MRCPsych

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Ravenswood House, Knowle, Fareham, Hampshire.


Dr Gardiner holds dual CCTs in Forensic Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy. As a consultant, she has worked with forensic patients in the community, low and medium secure hospitals, and with male and female prisoners. She has specific expertise in psychodynamic psychotherapy and special interests in the organisational dynamics of forensic settings and in relational security. 


Email: lisa.gardiner3@nhs.net


Declaration of interests: None.

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