Mr David BirdBSc Hons MSc

  • Areas Covered:
  • Leeds
  • Nottingham
  • Wakefield
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury Assessment (Psychological)

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Typical areas of involvement

  • Psychological Sequelae of road traffic accidents
  • Psychological Assessments in Personal Injury and Employment/Absence Management with both adults
  • Undertakes assessments of post traumatic stress in children & adolescents
  • Travel Anxiety and Phobia
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Assessment of Psychological Disorders and Pain
  • Panic Disorder and Anxiety
  • Preparation of medico-legal reports
  • Working with offenders with mental health problems
  • Experience working with patients with eating disorders

Employment History

2003 – Current

Managing Director, The Forensic Psychology Agency Ltd.


  • 1995 – 2003

    Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist, Yorkshire Centre for Forensic Psychiatry

    1993 - 1995

    Forensic Clinical Psychologist, Yorkshire Centre for Forensic Psychiatry

    1989 - 1993

    Assistant Executive Secretary, British Psychological Society

    1989 - 1993

    Clinical Psychologist working within learning disability services, Dewsbury and Wakefield Area


Anger Management Training: the effects of a structured programme on the self-reported anger experience of forensic inpatients with learning disabilities. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing in press.

Burns M., Bird.D., Leach C., and Higgins K., (2003)

Psychological Aspects of In-Vitro Fertilisation. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Annual Conference: Abstract in Bulletin of the BPS 37: A130.

Johnston M. and Bird D. (1984)

  • “Test-Tube-Baby” Procedures: Stress and Judgements Under Uncertainty. Psychology and Health 1: 25-38.

    Johnston M., Shaw R. and Bird D. (1987)

    The High Water Mark of the Drug Metaphor: A Meta-Analytic Critique of Process-Outcome Research”. IN Russell R.L.(ed). “Psychotherapy Research: Assessing and Redirecting the Tradition”.

    Shapiro D.A., Harper H., Startup M., Reynolds S., Bird D., and Suokas A. (1991)

Professional Qualifications


MSc Clinical Psychology, Leicester University


MSc Human Communication, City University

  • 1979

    BSc (Hons) Modular Majoring in Psychology, City of London Polytechnic


  • Associate Fellow C.Psychol
  • British Psychological Society

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