Dr Tony Fowles

Dr Tony Fowles –is a senior associate at Caring Solutions(UK) Ltd and is a specialist in criminal justice with a background in research and university teaching; including being Dean of the Law School at Thames Valley University. He was the lead reviewer for the NHS London project, Learning from Experience – report of consultancy to support the compilation and analysis of learning from the 2002-2006 London mental health homicide reviews and analyses. He was chair / lead investigator of two independent inquiries into the care and treatment of mental health service users. The inquiries were commissioned by NHS London SHA and NHS Yorkshire and the Humber SHA. He has also provided specialist criminal justice input into other independent inquiries carried out by Caring Solutions (UK) Ltd. In 2013 he produced Lessons Learnt from Independent Inquiries, a report prepared for Mersey Care NHS Trust. In 2015 he was chief technical editor of the revised Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act 1983.

For eight years Tony was a criminologist member of the Parole Board of England and Wales which is responsible for the early release of prisoners. This work involved assessments of risk, for example, further violent offences as well as reputational risk. He was Chair of the Lancashire Probation Board between 2002 and 2007. Tony has published several books on criminal justice, and was from 1997 to 2008 one of the Editors of the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice which is Britain’s main criminal justice policy journal. He is currently a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour.

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