Dr Kirpal Sahota

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Gender Specialist

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Dr Sahota combines skills of an experienced forensic psychiatrist and gender specialist. She is interested in both civil cases and criminal cases.

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Dr Sahota completed training at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital Rotation and held Consultant Posts since 2000. Experience in assessing and managing clinical risk in mentally disordered offenders. She has led services for sex offenders and personality disorder units at both low and medium secure units and has experience in complex PTSD. She has worked in a specialist Trauma Service with veterans and in the Trauma Service at the Maudsley Hospital. She has been a medical member of the fitness to practice panel for the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and medical member of the tribunals service.  She has been an advisor to the MPS on organisational issues relating to diversity and inclusion.


Dr Sahota is a sought-after psychiatrist whose availability is available on request.

Cases Undertaken

  • Divorce and family proceedings
  • Work place and Employment Issues
  • Victims of Hate Crime
  • Transgender Offender

Research and Publications

Research Network of Gender Specialists undertaking research and audit on surgical outcomes with projects relating to management of gender dysphoria, hormone and surgical treatment.  

  • Transgender Sex Offenders ; Gender dysphoria and Risk Management
  • Sexual Offending in context of mental illness
  • Sexual Offending; cognitions, perceptions and motivations


  • MBBCh
  • FRCPsych (member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists)
  • Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended in 2007

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