Dr Fionnbar Lenihan

Fionnbar Lenihan trained in medicine in University College Galway, graduating in 1991.  After working in various medical posts including a spell in the British Antarctic Survey he started psychiatry training in 1996.  This included time spent in Dublin and the Institute of Psychiatryin London.  He completed sub-specialist training in Forensic Psychiatry in 2005 and since then has worked as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the Orchard Clinic, an NHS Medium Secure Unit in Edinburgh.

Professional interests include telemedicine/telepsychiatry and the use of computers in Psychiatry as well as risk assessment.  He regularly gives evidence to courts in relation to insanity and diminished responsibility.  Fionnbar enjoys discussing the social and political implications of Forensic Psychiatry with interested others.

Fionnbar is married with 2 young children.  He practices taekwondo, a Korean martial art, with varying degrees of success.

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