Dr. Adrian Grounds

Honorary Research Fellow

Fellow of Darwin College.


Adrian Grounds is a forensic psychiatrist with research interests in the needs of mentally disordered prisoners, provision of secure psychiatric services, and the psychological consequences of wrongful imprisonment. He was previously (prior to retirement in April 2010) University Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

He was responsible for providing an NHS forensic psychiatry service in the Huntingdon locality of Cambridgeshire, including Littlehey Prison.

Research collaborations have included a national study of access to medium secure psychiatric services, an evaluation of Close Supervision Centres, in the Prison Service and a study of the effects of long-term imprisonment amongst a group of republican ex-prisoners in Northern Ireland. His publications include The Mentally Disordered Offender in an Era of Community Care (with Willam Watson) (Cambridge University Press 1993), Personality Disorders: Recognition and Clinical Management (with Jonathon Dowson) (Cambridge University Press 1995), and No Sense of an Ending: The effects of long-term imprisonment amongst Republican prisoners and their families (with Ruth Jamieson) (Seesyu Press, Monaghan 2002).

He is a Sentence Review Commissioner and Parole Life Sentence Review Commissioner Commissioner in Northern Ireland and a Trustee of the Prison Reform Trust.