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Dr Simone Fox

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 and 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

Journal articles

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

Fox, S., Bibi, F., Millar, H., and 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

Darch, K., Ellet, L. and 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., and 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 and 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., and 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., and 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., and 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., and 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

Owen, T., and 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., and Ashmore, Z. (2011). An introduction to Multisystemic Therapy in England. Forensic Update. 102, 13-17

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

Whyte, S., Fox, S., and 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., and 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., and 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., and 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.

Books/book chapters

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

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

Fox, S., and Ritchie, B. (2015). Psychological practice in community settings. In Rogers, A., Harvey, J., and Law, H. (Eds.). Young People in Forensic Mental Health Settings: Psychological Thinking and Practice. Palgrave Publishers Ltd. Hampshire

Fox, S., and Latham, R. Managing Risk in Community Settings. (2014). In Z. Ashmore and R. Shuker. Forensic Practice in the Community. Routledge Publishers.

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

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

Position paper

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

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