EXPERT PROFILE - Dr Karen Barton

Dr Karen Barton

Clinical Psychologist DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS, BSC
CLAIMANT & DEFENDANT
4-6 WEEKS REPORT TURNAROUND
MIDLANDS VENUES

Medico Legal Experience

Dr Karen Barton is a Clinical Psychologist who has been an Expert Witness since 2015. She has completed Bond Solon training and is instructed by Claimants and Defendants in personal injury, clinical negligence and immigration cases.

Dr Barton’s main areas of expertise include:

Personal injury relating to:

  • Psychological adjustment and psychiatric injury related to traumatic events
  • Civil assessment of injury in victims of crime and childhood abuse

Clinical negligence relating to:

  • Birth trauma
  • Surgery and psychological surgery trauma
  • The psychological impact of misdiagnosis

Immigration relating to:

  • Assessment of mental health difficulties related to asylum and immigration claims (including victims of torture and abuse in the country of origin)
  • Assessment including the use of interpreters

Dr Barton’s availability is 1-2 weeks and has a report turnaround time of 4-6 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Dr Barton has 20 years of experience working in the NHS, charity and private sectors. In addition to Expert Witness work, she runs a successful private practice specialising in the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma in adults. She is an Associate Clinical Psychologist with St Basil’s charity, assisting the delivery of their psychologically informed trauma training and practice programme. She is also a guest lecturer at Birmingham University (Clinical Psychology Department). In her NHS role, she was Clinical Lead for a psychological and psychosocial interventions service with responsibility for re-design, implementation of clinical policy and for the governance of psychological therapies, providing supervision to the staff involved. She continues in her role as Clinical Supervisor.

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