Professor Annie Bartlett is a Reader in Forensic Psychiatry. She holds an MA in English and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, as well as being a qualified doctor specialising in Forensic Psychiatry.
Professor Bartlett was a Wellcome Trust Health Services Research Fellow during her doctoral research. She has been a Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry for 19 years and has worked in the community and in open, low secure and medium secure hospital settings. She has worked clinically in HMP/YOI Holloway since 2006. She is Clinical Director for Offender Care at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL). CNWL provides primary care, mental health and substance misuse services to 13 secure establishments (Young Offender Institutes, adult prisons and Immigration Removal Centres) in London and the South East of England as well as a range of hospital, community and court based services.
Since 2014, Professor Bartlett has been Clinical Director for the Health in Justice Programme NHS England (London) Strategic Clinical Network and sits on the Department of Health Clinical Reference Group for the national Health in the Justice System Programme. She also sits on the NICE Guideline Committee for the Mental Health of People in Prison.
Professor Bartlett has published extensively in the field of forensic mental health. Her main research interests are social exclusion and mental health (with particular reference to women and sexual orientation) and the culture of secure institutions. Recent work on pathways of care for women offenders has been incorporated into Department of Health strategy in this area and is informing service development for the National Probation Service in London. She is an experienced university teacher and was Course Director of the MSc and Diploma in Forensic Mental Health at St George's, University of London for 15 years.
Professor Bartlett is Medicine MBBS P-year Clinical Placement Co-ordinator at St George's. She has a particular interest in the multidisciplinary and multi-agency teaching and training of students and professionals involved in the care of offenders, in both the health service and criminal justice system.
Professor Bartlett teaches the following Student Selected Components on the Medicine MBBS: 'Multimedia Representations of Illness'; 'Sex and Death: From the Greeks to Broadchurch'; 'Psychopathy: Inside and Outside Detective Fiction'; and 'Trauma and War: Identity, Survival and Legacy'.These proposals are based on the need to create medical practitioners who can acknowledge and work with ideas and beliefs beyond bioscience. They are intended as stimulating introductions to material in the arts that relate to key topics in medicine.
She also teaches 'Introduction to NHS Management' as a Student Selected Component on the Medicine MBBS. This component is designed to expose students to real life NHS management and spark an early interest in concepts and skills necessary for clinical leadership.
For the intercalated BSc, Professor Bartlett teaches 'Innovative mental health, substance misuse and primary care projects in secure settings'.
Other teaching projects include a successful bid for funded teaching of the Metropolitan Police Service. Professor Bartlett is also responsible for the Mental Health Awareness programme for prison officers working in prisons where Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust provides prison healthcare.
- Bartlett, A., Dholakia, N., England, R., Hales, H., van Horn, E., McGeorge, T., Moss, B., Ovaisi, S., Tukmachi E. and Patel, S. Prison prescribing practice: practitioners’ perspectives on why prison is different. International Journal of Clinical Practice 68, 4, 413–417 Article first published online : 26 MAR 2014, DOI: 10.1111/ijcp.12362
- Bartlett, A., Somers, N., Fiander, M. and Harty, M. Pathways of Care for Women in Secure Hospital: Which Women Go Where and Why? British Journal of Psychiatry BJP bjp.bp.113.137547; published ahead of print August 7, 2014, doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.113.137547
- Bartlett, A., Walker, T., Harty, M. and Abel, K. Health and Social Care Services for Women Offenders: A Critique of Current Provision and a Model for Future Care. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Published on line August 20.2014 doi: 10.1080/14789949.2014.944202
- Somers, N. and Bartlett, A. Women’s secure hospital care pathways in practice: a qualitative analysis of clinicians views in England and Wales. BMC Health Services Research 2014 14:450. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-450
- Bartlett, A Jhanji, E, White, S. Harty, M , Scammell,J and Allen, S, Interventions with Women Offenders: a Systematic Review of Mental Health Gain. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Published on line 20 November. doi: 10.1080/14789949.2014.981563
- Harty, M., Somers, N. and Bartlett, A. Women’s Secure Hospital Services: National Bed Numbers and Distribution. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 23:5-6: 590-600
- Smith, G., King, M. and Bartlett, A. An Oral History of Treatments for Homosexuality in Britain since the 1950s I: The Views of Patients. British Medical Journal 328,427-29
- King, M., Bartlett, A. and Smith,G. An Oral History of Treatments for Homosexuality in Britain since the 1950s II: The Views of Professionals. British Medical Journal 328, 429-432.
- King M and Bartlett A.E.A. British Psychiatry and Homosexuality. British Journal of Psychiatry 175:106-113.
Research and evaluation
Professor Bartlett has worked with Dr Heidi Hales (West London Mental Health Trust) and Dr Nick Hindley (Thames Valley Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Cervice) on Characteristics and Placement Needs of Children and Young People in Secure Hospital Placements in England and Wales.
She has worked with Dr Mohammed Rashed (Faculty of Health Science, University of Pretoria) and Dr Samrat Sengupta (West London Mental Health Trust) on The Management of Personality Disorder in prison and secure units: The disjunction between front-line action, mental health law and prison regulations.
She worked with Professor Kathryn Abel and Dr Tammi Walker (Centre for Women’s Mental Health, University of Manchester) and Professor Jenny Shaw (National Confidential Inquiry, University of Manchester) on Self harm reduction in women prisoners.
With Mrs Jo Gee, Ms Sarah White, Ms Chrissy Reeves, (all St George's, University of London) and Mr Simon Reed (Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust), Dr Bartlett worked on Evaluation of modified DBT in women in prison.
She worked on a Needs Assessment of London Women subject to Probation Supervision with Dr Jared Smith (St George's, University of London).
Professor Bartlett has worked with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MoPaC), the Prison Reform Trust, NHS England (London) and the National Probation Service on the Strategy for Pan-London Service Development for Women Offenders.
She has worked with the Ariadne Network and Dr Stephanie Covington (California) on Trauma Based Interventions with Women Offenders.
Professor Bartlett is developing a course for a Foundation Degree in Offender Care with Dr Gill McGauley (St George's University of London) and Mrs Chrissy Reeves (Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust).
In 2010 Professor Bartlett published Forensic Mental Health: Concepts, Systems and Practice via Oxford University Press (co-authored with Dr Gill McGauley).
Secure Lives: the Meaning and Importance of Culture in Secure Hospital Care is published by Oxford University Press (Spring 2015).
Professor Bartlett's main research interests are women offenders and secure provision (prisons and hospitals).
She has an additional track record in other aspects of social exclusion, notably gay and lesbian issues in mental health and hard to reach women.
2013-2014 London Probation Trust on behalf of NOMS, Needs Assessment of London Women in relation to the Offender Personality Disorder Strategy for Women, £48,500
2013 Evaluation of Options Programme for the Treatment of Women with Borderline Personality Disorder in Prison, CNWL Innovations Fund, £40,000
2013 Metropolitan Police Service Training Award, £5000
2009-2013 LWP on behalf on the London PCTs: Systematic Review of International Literature on Services to Women Mentally Disordered Offenders and National Placement Needs Assessment of Women Secure Hospital Patients, £80,000