Dr Xavier Coll

Dr Coll graduated from the Medical School of the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona (Spain) in June 1990, when he came to England and trained in Psychiatry at the Oxford Training Scheme until February 1996. This involved placements in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Oxford (including the Park Hospital for Children), where he gained experience in Child Protection cases and Court work. The Higher Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry expanded his experience in Paediatric Liaison, Learning Disabilities, Development and Child Protection, as well as undertaking joint work with Social Services and Youth Justice (Offending) Teams.

In February 2002 Dr Coll was awarded a distinction of Excellent Cum Laude for his Ph.D. Thesis, entitled “The relationship between deliberate self-harm and child abuse”. In addition, he has published over twenty articles in peer-reviewed journals, and eight chapters in books on self-harm, child abuse, depression, psychosis, behaviour problems, ADHD, transcultural aspects of mental health, teaching and communication skills. He has just co-edited a book on Consultation Skills in Mental Health Care, published by Radcliffe (ISBN 978-184619-516-7). In February 1999 he started working as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Norwich, where he serves in the Norfolk Family Justice Board.

In September 2000, He was appointed as an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine of the University of East Anglia, where he teaches Mental Health, Communication (Consultation) Skills, and Advanced Practice in Evidence-Based Court Decision Making.

Profession: Psychiatrist

Courts or Tribunals: Criminal and Offending, Family Court, Personal Injury

Age groups: Adolescent, Child

Psychological Specialisms: Child Mental Health, Learning Difficulties, Trauma and PTSD, Youth Offending

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