Dr Sunita Rajput is chartered psychologist who provides expert evidence in criminal, civil and family proceedings.
Instructing Dr Sunita Rajput
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Experience of giving evidence
She has provided over 100 expert witness reports on criminal, family and civil cases, heard before Family and Crown Courts, Magistrates and Mental Health Tribunals. Assessments are based on psychological testing, clinical interviewing and a thorough review of documentation concerning the case. Research literature may also be reviewed where appropriate to reach a carefully considered objective opinion. She is confident in her ability to speak, offering an honest, independent and absence of bias clinical opinion, with facts, relevance and comprehensive reasoning which is evidenced based.
Dr Rajput is regularly instructed to provide her expert opinion to the family and criminal courts. She provides expert evidence in immigration and asylum cases (assess mental disorder, risk of relapse and suicide in the context of detention and deportation).
Her work for the criminal courts involve assessment of:
- Fitness to plead and to stand trial
- Witness reliability
- Cognitive function which includes neuropsychological assessments of prisoners with trauma and challenges to mental capacity
- Suggestibility and vulnerability
- Complications of substance misuse
- Personality disorder
- Mental Health needs
- The impact of trauma and abuse and neglect
- Screening of Learning Disabilities and Developmental disorders (Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD).
Her work for the family courts involve assessment of:
- Cognitive function and the impact of LD on parenting
- Assessment of Attachment in a family
- Contact Recommendations
- Psychological Assessment and management skills of emotional and behavioural difficulties, ability/readiness for change and work with professional agencies.
- Assessing risk to children (parents who misuse substances)
Dr Rajput dedicates time in her working week to her medicolegal practice which means that she has good availability to accept instructions.
Qualifications and memberships
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (2012)
Regent’s College School of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
MSc in Psychiatric Research (2006)
Institute of Psychiatry at The Maudsley
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PCET) (2001)
University of Greenwich
BSc. (Hons) Psychology (1999)
University of York
Chartered by the British Psychological Society (Membership of Clinical and Counselling Divisions) 139837
Health and Care Professionals Council Registered Practitioner Psychologist PYL30377
National Autistic Society
UK Health and Learning Disabilities Network