Skip to main content
I joined Kingston University in 2015 and predominantly teach on forensic psychology undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including the MSc Forensic Psychology.
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
My research interests are broadly related to forensic mental health settings and topics relevant to people who are admitted to these services based on their mental health needs and past, current or future risk of causing harm. Past research has included the evaluation of offence focused and mental health restoration groupwork interventions for forensic patients, and investigating psychological outcome assessments in this field. Current research interests are in the use of restorative justice in mental health settings, professional boundaries and assessing change.
Holley, Jessica, Tapp, James and Draycott, Simon (2021) How do forensic inpatients' interpersonal sensitivity to dominance and perceptions of staff coercion impact upon anger and rates of aggression? Journal of Forensic Practice, 23(2), pp. 90-105. ISSN (print) 2050-8794
Howner, Katarina, Hofvander, Björn and Tapp, James (2020) Editorial : What works for forensic psychiatric patients : from treatment evaluations to short and long-term outcomes. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, p. 615473. ISSN (online) 1664-0640
Tapp, James, Moore, Estelle, Stephenson, Mary and Cull, Davina (2020) "The image has been changed in my mind" : a case of restorative justice in a forensic mental health setting. Journal of Forensic Practice, 22(4), pp. 213-222. ISSN (print) 2050-8794
Gilderthorp, Nicola, Wilson, Claire and Tapp, James (2020) A psychometric evaluation of the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 for UK adult male forensic psychiatric inpatients. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 19(1), pp. 57-67. ISSN (print) 1499-9013
Fuller, Jeannette, Tapp, James and Draycott, Simon (2019) Are guilt and shame in male forensic patients associated with treatment motivation and readiness? Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 29(2), pp. 111-121. ISSN (print) 0957-9664
Alemohammad, Mehdi, Wood, Jane L., Tapp, James, Moore, Estelle and Skelly, Alan (2017) Support for the predictive validity of the multifactor offender readiness model (MORM) : forensic patients' readiness and engagement with therapeutic groups. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 27(5), pp. 421-442. ISSN (print) 0957-9664
Cappai, Alessandra, Wells, Jodie, Tapp, James, Perkins, Derek, Manners, Anna, Ferrito, Martha, Gupta, Nitin and Das, Mrigendra (2017) Substance misuse in personality disorder and schizophrenia : findings and clinical implications from a high secure hospital. Journal of Forensic Practice, 19(3), pp. 217-226. ISSN (print) 2050-8794
Adshead, G, Pyszora, N, Wilson, C, Gopie, R, Thomas, D, Smith, J, Glorney, E and Tapp, James (2017) Everything moves on : referral trends to a leavers' group in a high secure hospital and trial leave progress of group graduates. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 27(2), pp. 112-123. ISSN (print) 0957-9664
Tapp, James and Moore, Estelle (2016) Risk assessments for dating violence in mid to late adolescence and early adulthood. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 26(4), pp. 278-292. ISSN (print) 0957-9664
Vernham, Zarah, Tapp, James and Moore, Estelle (2016) Observer ratings of interpersonal behaviour as predictors of aggression and self-harm in a high-security sample of male forensic inpatients. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 3(9), pp. 1597-1617. ISSN (print) 0886-2605
Tapp, James, Warren, Fiona, Fife-Schaw, Chris, Perkins, Derek and Moore, Estelle (2016) Essential elements of treatment and care in high secure forensic inpatient services : an expert consensus study. The Journal of Forensic Practice, 18(3), pp. 189-203. ISSN (print) 2050-8794
Ware, Andrew, Wilson, Claire, Tapp, James and Moore, Estelle (2016) Mentalization-based therapy (MBT) in a high-secure hospital setting : expert by experience feedback on participation. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 27(5), pp. 722-744. ISSN (print) 1478-9949