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Dr Rachel Quinn

Job title Clinical Psychologist, BSc MSc DClinPsy

Area of Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health and offending behaviour
  • The validation of tools used to assess mental health and risk
  • Risk factors for mental health and offending
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of psychological intervention
  • Preventative school-based programmes
  • Appearance concerns in young people



Dr Rachel Quinn is a Clinical Psychologist for the National & Specialist (N&S) CAMHS Adolescent At-risk & Forensic Service (AAFS), which assesses and treats young people who are engaged in, or present significant risk of, serious violence, fire-setting and/or sexually inappropriate behavior and/or who are at risk of harm or exploitation from others. A high proportion of children seen by the service have autism, ADHD and/or learning disability and many are care experienced. Dr Quinn is a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council HCPC).

She has experience of working with both adults and young people within forensic settings, including a medium secure hospital and outpatient department. For her clinical placements as part of the doctorate training, she also worked for the N&S Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders team, the N&S Autism Unit (adult, inpatient), and CUES-Ed (primary school psycho-education intervention to improve emotional wellbeing and resilience). Her main roles have been to deliver psychological assessment and intervention, carry out service evaluation and research projects, as well as contributing to the teaching and training of other professionals and prospective psychologists.

She has also presented at conferences to researchers, academics, and mental health professionals who work within the mental health and forensic fields.


Education and Training

  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Leeds in 2011
  • Masters (MSc) in Clinical Forensic Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London (KCL) in 2012
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at the IoPPN, KCL and graduated in 2018
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (British Isles DBT)
  • AIM 2 and 3 Assessment and Intervention for young people with harmful sexual behavior (AIM Project)



Krebs, G., Quinn, R. & Jassi, A. (2019). Is perfectionism a risk factor for adolescent body dysmorphic symptoms? Evidence for a prospective association. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 22, 100445.

Quinn, R., Miles, H. & Kinane, C. (2013). The validity of the Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START) in a UK medium secure forensic mental health service. The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 12, 215–224.

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