Michael Doyle


  • University Of Huddersfield

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Professor Michael Doyle is Professor of Mental Health at the University of Huddersfield, a joint appointment with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and an Honorary Clinical Chair in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, at the University of Manchester. He has worked in mental health services for over 30 years. Previously accredited by the BABCP as a CBT therapist and worked as Nurse Consultant specialising in Clinical Risk in Forensic Services. He is former president of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. He has attracted significant research funding and published and presented widely on psychosocial risk assessment, formulation and interventions, forensic mental health nursing and related subjects. He led the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health and Care Partnership suicide prevention advisory network from 2016 to December 2020 developing an evidence-based strategy for the area that attracted substantial funding for public health, health, social care and allied services.

Prof Doyle has worked full-time in the NHS for most of his career although he has set up innovative teaching prgrammes and co-authored over 60 peer reviewed publications and provided over 60 oral presentations at national and international meetings.

Work published in a wide range of international journals and books and co-authored with colleagues from different research backgrounds and varied professional disciplines. Most journals in the top percentile ranking for the related field

Publications include observational studies, randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, qualitative studies, discussion papers and opinion pieces.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Risk and health care
  • Clinical risk assessment, formulation & management
  • Forensics
  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Quality improvement and improvement science,
  • Personality disorders


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