Dr Tammi Walker CPsychol, FBPsS, FHEA, RMN, PhD

Honorary Senior Lecturer (Tchng & Rsrch)

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Tammi Walker is the Programme Director for MSc in Advanced Practice in Forensic Mental Health, lead for the Forensic Academy and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. She is the lead author of 'Preventing Self-injury and Suicide in Women's Prisons' (2016: Waterside Press) with Professor Graham Towl and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology.

She is a Chartered Psychologist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Registered Fellow with Higher Education Academy. Tammi Walker has completed work in this profession for over 12 years and has an advanced level of knowledge in forensic mental health, forensic psychiatry and psychology. She has contributed extensively to the development and delivery of interventions with imprisoned women in general and she has considerable expertise in the areas of suicide and self-injury.

Tammi Walker is an invited member for the advisory group for the 'Suicide Prevention in Prisons' with The Howard League for Penal Reform and the Centre for Mental Health. She is also an invited member of the Oversight Group for HMP Newhall's Rivendell Service for imprisoned women with personality disorder. Furthermore, she is a member of the Practitioner and Stakeholder Group (NOMS), which supports the work of the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody and she is a Trustee for the Counselling in Prisons Network.  


  • PhD.
  • BSc. (Hons.) Psychology (BPS/GBCM)
  • Pg. Cert. Social Research
  • Pg. Cert. Learning Disabilities
  • Pg. Cert. Professional Development (Higher Education Practice)
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Chartered Psychologist: British Psychological Society
  • Fellow: British Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Trustee and member of the management and leadership team on the Counselling in Prisons Network
  • Member of the advisory group for the Suicide Prevention in Prisons a project that is being delivered by The Howard League for Penal Reform and the Centre for Mental Health.
  • Member of the Practitioner and Stakeholder Group (NOMS) for the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody. 
  • Associate Editor for the Peer The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology.
  • Member of the Offender Health Research Network, Offender Health and Social Care Network  and Prison and Offender Research in Social Care and Health Network (PORSCH)

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