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Dr Simone Fox

Job title Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Area of Expertise

  • Multisystemic Therapy
  • Family interventions
  • Conduct disorder
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Offending


Dr Simone Fox is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, and Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Consultant. She is employed by the MSTUK & Ireland, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to this, she was a MST supervisor and Deputy Clinical Director and Senior Lecturer on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme, Royal Holloway, University of London.

She has previously worked with adult mentally disordered offenders in medium secure units and prison, as well as with young offenders within a Young Offenders’ Institution. She has significant experience in undertaking psycho-legal assessments for adults and young people in the criminal justice system.

Education and Training

  • Diploma in Forensic Psychology, British Psychological Society 2008
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London 2001
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology 2.1, University of Bristol 1996


Eastman, N., Adshead, G., Fox, S., Latham, R. & Whyte, S. (In press). 2nd Edition. Oxford Specialist Handbook in Psychiatry: Forensic Psychiatry. Oxford University Press. 

Eastman, N., Adshead, G., Fox, S., Latham, R. Williams, H & Whyte, S. (In press). Oxford Casebook of Forensic Psychiatry. Oxford University Press. 

Fox, S & Thakordas-Desai, V. (in press). Youth offending and forensic Interventions. In Pote, H., Picciotto, A., Norris, C. (Eds). Becoming a Confident Child Psychological Therapist. Wiley. 

Fox, S., Fleming, M., & Edmondson, A. (In press). Multisystemic Therapy. In Edwards, D., & Parkinson, K (Eds). Applying Strengths-Based Approaches in Social Work. Bristol University Press. 

Pattni, S., Fox, S., & Glorney, E.  (2022). Therapist and supervisor experiences of the application of standard MST to young people with suspected or diagnosed Level 1 Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Journal Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/1467-6427.12396 

Bunting, A, Fox, S., Adhyaru, J., & Holland, A. (2021). Considerations for minority ethnic young people in Multisystemic Therapy. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 26 (1), 268-282. DOI: 10.1177/1359104520969762 

Williams, H. W., Tonks, J., & Fox, S. (2019). Psychotherapy for children and young people with brain injury in conflict with the law. In E. Cole, & J. Jim. (Eds.). Innovations in Therapy for Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury: Systemic, Integrative & Narrative Approaches. 

Harrison-Stewart, B., Fox, S., & Millar, H. (2018). Multisystemic therapy in families of adopted young people referred for antisocial behaviour problems. Adoption and Fostering. 

Evans, G., Cowley, L., Fox, S., McMonagle, L., Peake, A., Rouf, K., & Farndon, H. (2018). Every Psychologist’s Responsibility: Safeguarding Children & Young People. British Psychological Society. 

Fox, S., & Jones, H. Systemic interventions. (2017). In Bailey, S., Tarbuck, P & Chitsabesan, P. (Eds.). The Mental Health Needs of Young Offenders. Cambridge Press. 

Fox, S., Bibi, F., Millar, H., & Holland, A. (2016). The role of cultural factors in engagement and change in multisystemic therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, DOI: 10.1111/1467-6427.12134 

Williams, W. H., Fox, S., Sims, C., Gudjonsson, G., Aguirs, R., Young, S., & Baker, G. (2015). Children and Young People with Neuro-Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System. The British Psychological Society. 

Fox, S., & Ritchie, B. (2015). Psychological practice in community settings. In Rogers, A., Harvey, J., & Law, H. (Eds.). Young People in Forensic Mental Health Settings: Psychological Thinking and Practice. Palgrave Publishers Ltd. Hampshire 
Fox, S., & Latham, R. Managing Risk in Community Settings. (2014). In Z. Ashmore & R. Shuker. Forensic Practice in the Community. Routledge Publishers. 

Darch, K., Ellet, L. & Fox, S. (2015). Anger and paranoia in mentally disordered offenders. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 203 (11), 878-882. DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000384 

Kaur, P., Pote, H., Fox, S., & Paradisopolous, D. (2015). Sustaining change following multisystemic therapy; caregivers’ perspectives. Journal of Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/1467-6427.12093 

Paradisopoulos, D., Pote, H., Fox, S & Kaur, P. (2015). Developing a model of sustained change following Multisystemic Therapy: Young people’s perspectives. Journal of Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/1467-6427.12070 

Rogers, H., Fox, S., & Herlihy, J. (2014). The impact of the behavioural sequelae of post-traumatic stress disorder on the credibility of asylum-seekers. Psychology, Crime and the Law. pp. 1-17 | DOI: 10.1080/1068316X.2014.951643 

Lewis, R., Petch, V., Wilson, N., Fox, S., & Craig, E. (2014). Understanding conduct disorder: The ways in which mothers attempt to make sense of their children’s challenging behaviour. Clinical Child Psychiatry and Psychology. p1-5 / DOI: 10.1177/1359104514538040 

Szlachcic, R, Fox, S. Conway, C., Lord, A., & Christie, A. (2014).The relationship between schemas and offence supported attitudes in mentally disordered sexual offenders. Journal of Sexual Aggression. pp. 1-19, DOI: 10.1080/13552600.2014.966166 

Fox, S., & Ashmore, Z. (2014). Multisystemic therapy as an intervention to prevent young people entering the care system.  British Journal of Social Work. 1-17. DoI 10.1093/bjsw/bcu054 

Eastman, N., Adshead, G., Fox, S., Latham, R. & Whyte, S., (2012). Oxford Specialist Handbook in Psychiatry: Forensic Psychiatry. Oxford University Press. 

Owen, T., & Fox, S. (2011). Experiences of shame and empathy in violent and non-violent young offenders. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 22 (4), 551-563 

Fox, S., & Ashmore, Z. (2011). An introduction to Multisystemic Therapy in England. Forensic Update. 102, 13-17 

Tolfrey, M., Fox, S., & Jeffcote, N. (2011). Beliefs about substance use and the attribution of blame for offending. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 22, 266-277. 

Ashmore, Z., & Fox, S. (2011). How does the delivery of Multisystemic therapy to adolescents and their families challenge practice in traditional services in the Criminal Justice System? The British Journal of Forensic Practice, 25-31. 

Fox, S., & Schaapveld, P. (2006). Forensic Psychology Outpatient Anger Management Group. Forensic Update. 39-42 

Whyte, S., Fox, S., & Coxell, A. (2006). Reporting of personality disorder symptoms in a forensic inpatient sample: effects of mode assessment and response style. Journal of Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry. 17(3), 1-11. Role as equal researcher to first author. 

Fox, S., & Leicht, S. (2005). The association between the offender-victim relationship, severity of offence and attribution of blame in mentally disordered offenders. Psychology, Crime and Law. 11, 255-265. 

Fox, S., De Koning, E., & Leicht, S. (2003). The relationship between attribution of blame for a violent act and EPQ-R sub-scales in male offenders with mental disorder. Personality and Individual Differences. 34, 1467-1475. 

Brosnan, M. J., Scott, F.J., Fox, S., & Pye, J. (2003). Gestalt processing in autism: failure to process perceptual relationships and implications for contextual understanding. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 44, 1-11. 

Treasure, J., & Fox, S. (2000). Eating Disorders. In A. Gregoire (Ed.). Adult Severe Mental Illness. Greenwich Medical Media. 

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