About Brian

Brian Thomas-Peter came to the UK as a teenager, from Canada where working clinically with damaged and sometimes difficult people and the systems that served them became his life’s work. He graduated in Economics but completed a second major in Psychology before completing post-graduate training in Clinical Psychology. As a young psychologist, he worked with children in care, adults with mental health difficulties and the families of elderly mentally infirm. In1982, he joined a high security forensic psychiatry service, working primarily with young disordered offenders, whilst completing a PhD. Five years later was appointed Director of Psychology in a large medium secure forensic psychiatry service, where he completed an MBA. He was involved in training Forensic and Clinical Psychologists in Australia and the UK and was in demand to provide expert psychological evidence in major criminal trials in the UK and advice to the Parole Board. He has advised Government Ministry’s and major Inquiries into Untoward Incidents in psychiatric services in the UK and Australia. His academic life included a number of fellowships and an 11-year tenure as Honorary Professor of Psychology at Birmingham University. He has published in edited books, peer-reviewed journals and been a regular contributor to international academic conferences as well as making a major contribution to the development of the Forensic Psychology profession in the UK. In 2004, he became an Accredited Behavioral Investigative Advisor to the Police National Crime and Operations Faculty. He moved to Oxford as Director of the Regional Forensic Psychiatry service before moving back to his Canadian roots in 2010, as Provincial Executive Director of Forensic Psychiatry for B.C. Later, he turned his attention to education again as Dean of a Faculty of Child Family and Community Studies in British Columbia, Canada. He currently lives on an island on the west coast of Canada and spends most of his time writing, having had his first novel, The Last Truth, published in the UK in 2016 and running a specialist management consultancy for the public sector and NFP organizations. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Vancouver Association for the Survivors of Torture (VAST) and enjoys sailing, skiing, playing ice hockey and being  with his children and grandchildren.


Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Association (BPS number 31850)

Chartered Clinical Psychologist (UK)
Chartered Forensic Psychologist (UK)
Health Professions Council Registration (UK) (PYL22850)

Fellow Royal Society of Arts (8034985)


MBA Public Service from Birmingham University
Ph.D from Liverpool University
M.Clin.Psychol. from Liverpool University
B.Sc. (Hons)Econ\Soc.Psy from Loughborough University