Christopher Dean

Christopher Dean is a Senior Fellow for the Global Center, a chartered and registered forensic psychologist, and director of Identify Psychological Services Ltd., providing specialist psychological services to counter violent extremism. From 2008 to 2015, he was a member and then head of a specialist team in the Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service of England and Wales, which has pioneered the development of innovative, evidence-based assessments and interventions to counter violent extremism. He has provided consultancy and training for government departments, agencies, correctional services and academia internationally, including the Global Center’s Countering Violent Extremism in Prisons program. He has authored various publications, including the Council of Europe’s Handbook for Prison and Probation Services Regarding Radicalization and Violent Extremism. He continues to complete face-to-face assessments and interventions with individuals convicted of terrorist-related offences. He is an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, a chartered scientist, and psychologist member of the Parole Board for England and Wales.