Ronald Doctor is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy and Forensic Psychotherapy at the West London Mental Health NHS Trust. He trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He was formerly a Visiting Psychiatrist at HM Wormwood Prisons. He was Treasurer of the IAFP, Treasurer and Chair of the Association for Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy in the NHS, Academic Secretary of the Psychotherapy Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists, and Hon. Secretary of the NHS Liaison Committee of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He is currently Training Programme Director for the West London Higher Training Scheme in Psychotherapy. He has edited two books: Dangerous Patients: A Psychodynamic Approach to Risk Assessment and Management, Karnac, 2003, and Murder: A Psychotherapeutic Investigation, Karnac, 2008.