Professor Nicola Gray
Telephone: (01792) 602006
Room: Academic Office - 707A
Seventh Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

I am a chartered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society and with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have been a Professor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology since 2004.

Areas of Expertise

  • Risk assessment, risk management, and child protection
  • Sexual offending, paedophilia and models of human sexuality
  • Psychopathy and severe personality disorder
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


  1. & Sexual attraction to both genders in ambiphilic men:evidence from implicit cognitions. Archives of Sexual Behaviour
  2. & WARRN – a formulation-based risk assessment process: its implementation and impact across a whole country. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
  3. & WARRN - a forulation-based risk assessment procedure for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): The view of clinicians. Jornal of Forensic Practice
  4. & The Triarchic Model of Psychopathy and Antisocial Behavior: Results From an Offender Population With Personality Disorder. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 088626051985340
  5. & Emotional modulation of the pupil response in psychopathy.. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment

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  • PS-M29 Psychopathy and Sexual Offending

    Psychopathy is a severe personality disorder strongly associated with violence and antisocial behaviour and places a large demand on both mental health services, and the judiciary system. The module will cover the measurement of psychopathy, the aetiology of psychopathic traits, and models of psychopathic behaviour from a biosocial viewpoint. Sexual offending is a major societal problem. The module will examine how deviant sexual interests may occur, and how these might be measured. The issues of the assessment of risk posed by sexual offenders and the management/treatment of offenders will be discussed.

  • PSY319 Final Year Independent Research Project

    Students conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a member of staff. The research topic is decided in conjunction with supervisors and Research topics. Students must obtain ethical approval, design, conduct, analyse and write up a piece of research in order to achieve Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS).


  • Prevail: improving mental health literacy, reducing stigma and enhancing employees' ability to co-produce formulation and intervention plans. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Jeremy Tree
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Mrs Julia Pridmore
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Bennett
  • Supporting Reduction of Suicide in the General Population of Wales via the use of Structured Professional Judgement (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Ann John
    Other supervisor: Prof Ann John
  • A Randomised Control Trial evaluating The GUIDE Cymru: All Wales mental health literacy in all Year 9 children in Wales. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew Kemp

Awards And Prizes

Date Description
2016 Health and Social Care Impact Award - Cardiff University

External Responsibilities

  • Director, Wales Applied Risk Research Network

    2018 - Present

  • BPS Advisor, Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

    2018 - Present

  • Associate Fellow , British Psychological Society

    2018 - Present

  • Senior Fellowship, Higher Education Authority

    2018 - Present