Dr Isabel Clare

Clinical & Forensic Psychologist at Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Dr Isabel Clare is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, and works in the Enduring Disabilities and/or Disadvantage Theme of the NIHR CLAHRC East of England at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, where, reflecting her clinical experience and one of her main areas of research interest, she leads a project examining the design and delivery of services by Community Learning Disabilities Teams to men and women with learning (intellectual) disabilities and additional mental health and/or behavioural needs. She also has a more general role, providing support to Professor Tony Holland, the Theme Lead.

Isabel is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry in Cambridge, and has previously held posts as a clinical academic at King’s College London (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience) and the University of Kent (Tizard Centre). She has long-standing research interests relating to adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism a) whose behaviour brings them, or places them at risk of being brought, into contact with the criminal justice system; or b) who are at risk of being unable to make one or more decisions for themselves. She is an ad hoc Specialist Advisor to the CQC and Clinical Expert for NHS England’s ‘Transforming Care’ Care & Treatment Reviews, a member of the Psychology panel of NIHR Academic Training Advocates and the University of Cambridge Psychology Research Ethics Committee.