Dr. Susan J. Young

Dr. Susan Young is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Clinical Psychology in the Department of Forensic Mental Health Science at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.  She is an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the high security Broadmoor Hospital.  She holds a BSc. Honours degree in Applied Psychology and Sociology, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London, and a PhD from King’s College London.  She is registered with the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and is a practising member of the Division of Clinical Psychology, the Division of Forensic Psychology and the Division of Neuropsychology,

Dr. Young has worked for many years in Forensic Services where she has provided a forensic clinical psychology service to offenders with mental illness and/or mental disorder in community settings, medium security and open forensic rehabilitation units.  She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of offenders with mental illness and/or mental disorder.  She served as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Department of Neuropsychiatry at the renowned Maudsley Hospital in London.

Dr. Young has served as an expert witness in a number of high profile legal cases, including the Jill Dando case, the Billy Joe Friend case, the Albert Newman case.  She has been involved in over a hundred legal cases referred by Defence solicitors, the Crown Prosecution Service, Customs Prosecution Service, the Police, the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Home Office National Offender Management Service and directly by the Court. 

Dr. Young is an international authority on the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and has published extensively on the neuropsychological functioning, psychosocial functioning, comorbidity and treatment of individuals with ADHD. She designed and established the neuropsychology service at the first National Adult ADHD service in the United Kingdom. 

Dr. Young is co-author of two books: "ADHD in Adults: A Psychological Guide to Practice" (Young & Bramham, 2007, Wiley) and "Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice: A Guide to Assessment and Legal Processes" (Young, Kopelman & Gudjonsson, in press, Oxford University Press) She is also co-author of R&R2 for ADHD Youths and Adults; (Young & Ross, 2007, Cognitive Centre of Canada); and R&R2 for Youths and Adults with Mental Health Problems (Young & Ross, 2007, Cognitive Centre of Canada).