Dr P J Kennedy is employed in private practice based in Newcastle upon Tyne and by Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Trust in the capacity of Consultant in Clinical & Forensic Psychology based at St Nicholas Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Dr P J Kennedy is registered as an Associate Fellow, Chartered Clinical & Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and is a Full Member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Forensic Psychology, Faculty for Children & Young People and Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology. He is also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Visiting Researcher post at the Newcastle University.
Registered as an expert witness with the British Psychological Society.
National Crime Agency Expert Advisor.
Consultant to NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement (NHSI).
Consultant to North East Commissioning Services (NECS).
Dr Kennedy regularly works clinically with cases involving children and families in both civil and criminal judicial systems. He frequently perform assessments in cases in which children and families are involved in criminal or civil proceedings and where issues of personal injury, alternatives to custody, learning disability, reliability of defendant statements, risk assessment, childcare, child protection, parenting, fostering, adoption, residency and contact are significant. Clients include private law, Police, Solicitors, Courts, CAFCASS and other registered bodies.
Published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals
Presented at national and international conferences in the fields of child and family mental health and forensic behaviour
Conducted a varied profile of work for media production companies.