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Carys Keane

Dr Carys Keane

DForPsych, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPS, EuroPsy.

Dr Carys Keane is a registered forensic and practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a chartered forensic psychologist and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS).


Carys has 20 years’ experience working in law enforcement, security, and criminal justice settings. Much of the last 10 years have been spent at His Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) with responsibility for developing, implementing, overseeing, and evaluating assessments and interventions aimed at preventing terrorism, notably the Extremism Risk Guidance (ERG22+) and the Healthy Identity Intervention (HII). This role included providing training and clinical support to professionals across the Ministry of Justice, contributing to policy and strategy development, providing consultancy across government, quality assurance, and monitoring and evaluation. In this role she was awarded the Permanent Secretary award for exceptional contribution to the Ministry of Justice.

Carys has recently completed her Doctorate in Forensic Psychology, evaluating the UK’s one-to-one deradicalisation programme; the HII. This is due to be published in early 2023.

Previously Carys has worked as a Consultant Senior Applied Forensic Psychologist with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), as Consultant Applied Forensic Psychologist with the Surrey Youth Justice Service, and as an Investigating Officer and Psychologist in Training within a police major crime team.


Christopher Dean

Christopher Dean

CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS.

Chris Dean is a registered forensic and practitioner psychologist with the HCPC, a chartered psychologist, and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Chris has worked as a forensic psychologist for over 20 years in prison, probation, parole and hospital settings, including in His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) headquarters. Whilst at HMPPS, his team pioneered the development of innovative,  psychologically informed assessments and interventions to prevent extremism, terrorism and group-affiliated violence, including the ERG 22+, the HII and Identity Matters (IM). 

Chris has worked with various partners to provide consultancy and technical assistance, nationally and internationally, to government and non-governmental organisations and agencies in this field. He has authored various significant publications, including the Council of Europe’s Handbook for Prison and Probation Services Regarding Radicalisation and Violent Extremism. He has trained professionals in the UK and internationally in the rehabilitation, management and reintegration of terrorism risk offenders.

He is a Senior Fellow at the Global Centre on Co-operative Security (UK).


Rachel Horan

Dr Rachel Horan

CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS.

Dr Rachel Horan is a UK-based Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Rachel has over 20 years of academic and practice experience of research, evaluation, practice development and process management across numerous government and NGO settings.

Rachel’s expertise is in youth justice, gangs and group-enabled offending. She advises government, NGOs and civil society clients about community and custodial approaches and response.

Rachel is a skilled and experienced quantitative and qualitative researcher and evaluator and has conducted wide-ranging research and formative and summative evaluations across criminal justice and applied areas in international development.

Rachel is also a successful and experienced drafter of technical proposals with detailed knowledge of probation and penitentiary approach across Europe.

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