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Professor Jeremy Coid MB ChB, MD (Lond), FRCPsych. MPhil. Dip. Criminol.
Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Director of Forensic Mental Health

Professor Jeremy Coid is Forensic Mental Health director and principal investigator in the Home Office funded Prisoner Cohort Study. This will evaluate measures of risk assessment for serious re-offending and is in support of Government Policy to extend detention for individuals with severe personality disorder who pose a high risk to the public. He was advisor to the Office of National Statistics in their surveys of prisoners and adults in households in Great Britain and is studying the epidemiology of violent and criminal behaviour at the population level. He is principal investigator in a study of first episode psychosis in East London and has secured funding for a 5-year follow-up to study the development of antisocial behaviour in relation to severe mental illness. He has recently received funding to study the transmission of delinquency from parents to their children in the context of his collaboration with the University of Cambridge in their study of the longitudinal development of crime and delinquency, and also funded by the Department of Health to carry out an economic evaluation of secure services for mentally disordered offenders in collaboration with the London School of Economics.

Contact details
Tel: 020 3465 7230 (Professor Coid's PA)
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Selected publications

Coid J. (2003) Formulating strategies for the Primary Prevention of Adult Antisocial Behaviour: “High risk” or “Population” Strategies?  In:  Early Prevention of Adult Antisocial Behaviour.  Eds D.P. Farrington & J.W. Coid.  Cambridge.  Cambridge University Press

Coid J. (2004)  Comorbidity:  Personality disorder and mental illness – the nature of their relationship.  In:  A.H. Crisp (ed) Every Family in the Land.  Understanding prejudice and discrimination against people with mental illness (Revised edition).  London.  Royal Society of Medicine Press. 

Coid J & Dunn W (2004) Forensic psychiatry assessments and admissions from East London, 1987-94.  Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology 15 (1); 76 - 95

Coid J.  (2005) Correctional Populations, Criminal Careers and Recidivism.  In:  Textbook of Personality Disorders (eds: J.M. Oldham, A.E. Skodol, D.S. Bender). American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.

Yang M, Coid J, Pan H, (2005) Multilevel generalised linear models for modelling age-related gender difference in violent behaviour and associated factors in the general household population, International Journal of Method in Psychiatric Research, 14(3): 130-145.

Coid J, Yang M, Tyrer P, Roberts A, Ullrich S. (2006) Prevalence and correlates of personality disorder in Great Britain. British Journal of Psychiatry, 188, 423-431.

Coid J, Yang M, Roberts A, Ullrich S, Moran P, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Jenkins R, Farrell M, Lewis G, Singleton N. (2006) Violence and psychiatric morbidity in the national household population of Britain: public health implications. British Journal of Psychiatry, 189, 12-19.

Coid J, Yang M, Roberts A, Moran P, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Jenkins R, Farrell M, Lewis G, Singleton N. (2006) Violence and Psychiatric Morbidity in the National Household Population. A Report from the British Household Survey.  American Journal of Epidemiology 164 (12): 1199-1208.

Moran P, Stewart R, Brugha T, Bebbington P, Bhugra D, Jenkins R, Coid J. (2007) Personality Disorder and cardiovascular disease: results from a national household survey.  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 68 (1): 69-74.

Roberts ADL & Coid J. (2007) Psychopathy and offending behaviour: findings from the national survey of prisoners in England and Wales.  Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology 18 (1): 23-43.

Yang M & Coid J. (2007). Gender differences in psychiatric morbidity and violent behaviour among a household population in Great Britain. 42(8): 599-605.

Jenkins R, Bhugra D, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Farrell M, Coid J, Fryers T, Weich S, Singleton N, Meltzer H. (2008). Debt, income and mental disorder in the general population. Psychological Medicine 38 (10): 1485-1493.

Coid J, Yang M. (2008). The Distribution of Psychopathy among a household population: categorical or dimensional? Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 43 (10): 773-781

Kirkbride J B, Barker D, Cowden F, Stamps R, Yang M, Jones P, Coid J (2008) Psychoses, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.  British Journal of Psychiatry 193: 18-24

Coid J W, Kirkbride J B, Barker D, Cowden F, Stamps R, Yang M, Jones P B.  (2008) Raised Incidence Rates of All Psychoses Among Migrant Groups. Findings from the East London FEP Study. Archives of General Psychiatry 65 (11):1250-1258

Ullrich S, Coid J (2009). The age distribution of self-reported personality disorder traits in a representative household population. Journal of Personality Disorders 23 (2): 187-200

Coid J, Yang M, Bebbington P, Moran P, Brugha T, Jenkins R, Farrell M, Singleton N, Ullrich S. (2009) Borderline personality disorder: health service use and social functioning among a national household population Psychological Medicine 39:1721-31

Coid J., Yang, M., Ullrich, S. & Zhang, T. (2009) Gender Differences in Structured Risk Assessment: Comparing the Accuracy of Five Instruments. Journal of Consulting and Criminal Psychology. 77 (2): 337-348

Coid J, Yang M (2010) Violence and Delayed Social Independence among Young Adult Men. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 45:301-308

Hu J, Yang M, Huang XQ, Coid J (2010) Forensic psychiatry assessments in Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China, 1997 to 2006. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology 21:604-19

Ullrich S, Yang M, Coid J (2010) Dangerous and severe personality disorder: An evaluation of the construct. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 33:84-88

Coid J, Yang M (2010) The Impact of Psychopathy on Violence among the Household Population of Great Britain. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 46:473-80

Coid J, Ullrich S (2010) Antisocial personality disorder is on a continuum with psychopathy. Comprehensive Psychiatry 51:426-433

Skogen JC, Mykletun A, Ferri C, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Coid J, Meltzer H, Stewart R Mental and personality disorders and abstinence from alcohol: results from a national household survey. Psychological Medicine 40:1-10

Yang, M., Coid, J., Tyrer P. (2010) Personality pathology recorded by severity: national survey. British Journal of Psychiatry 197:193-9

Yang M, Wong S, Coid J (2010) The efficacy of violence prediction: a meta-analytic comparison of risk assessment instruments using multilevel models. Psychological Bulletin 136: 740-67

Coid J, Yang M, Ullrich S, Zhang T, Sizmur S, Farrington D, Rogers R (2011) Most items in structured risk assessment instruments do not predict violence. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology 22:3-21

Hu J, Yang M, Huang X, and Coid J. (2011) Forensic psychiatry in China. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 34:7-12

Ullrich S, Coid J (2011) Protective factors for violence among released prisoners: effects over time and interactions with static risk. J Consult Clin Psychol 79:381-90

Freestone M, Taylor C, Milsom S, Mikton C, Ullrich S, Phillips O, Coid J (2012) Assessments and admissions during the first 6 years of a UK medium-secure DSPD service. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. 22:91-107.

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