Associate Director, Criminal Justice
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Dr Graham Durcan has worked in the mental health field for over 32 years and is a psychiatric nurse by background. He has worked in a variety of settings, including CAMHS, community, acute inpatient, high secure NHS, a prison and has been full-time with Centre for Mental Health since 1996.

Graham’s work with the Centre has involved research, evaluation and service development work in a variety of areas and these include CMHTs, assertive outreach, crisis resolution, early intervention in psychosis, criminal justice, veterans mental health, secure mental health care, acute inpatient care and whole systems work.

For the last ten years he has led the Centre's work in criminal justice and has worked on projects covering: prisons, secure care services, policing, liaison & diversion, resettlement, probation and gangs. Graham has contributed to work programmes run by the World Health Organisation’s Prisons Programme and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Graham has a Doctorate based on his research on prisoners mental health needs, an MSc in Research and Evaluation in Health and Social Care Settings and BSc in psychology.

Graham is Associate Director for the Centre’s Criminal Justice Programme and is also: Senior Fellow - Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham; Honorary Lecturer, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham; Supervising Fellow - School of Health & Human Sciences, University of Essex; and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education, Anglia Ruskin University.