Azer Mohammed completed his Higher Specialist Training at Great Ormond St Hospital and Maudsley Hospital and since 2007, he has been a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, currently the Borough Medical Lead at the Westminster CAMHS, London.
He has extensive experience in Child and Family Assessments for the last fifteen years in a broad range of cases including care proceedings involving abuse (physical, emotional or sexual), neglect, domestic violence, and where parents have learning difficulties, major psychiatric or personality disorder. Azer has personally conducted well over 100 Parenting/Family Assessments and has supervised or co-worked in many others. He has led and worked in assessment services at Marlborough Family Service, Westminster CAMHS, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, Anna Freud Centre, and Eva Armsby Centre (LB Tower Hamlets). He regularly gives evidence in Court, including the High Court (Family Division)
Azer also has extensive experience in the assessment and preparation of reports of young offenders both in community and custodial settings including medico-legal issues involving fitness to plead, effective participation, suggestibility and compliance. He is trained in the use of structured violence risk assessment tools such as HCR-20 and SAVRY, and for sexual violence e.g. RSVP and AIM2. He has given evidence and been an expert witness in Court.
Azer obtained an MSc in Clinical Forensic Psychiatry (distinction) from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London in 2015, and is involved in research of young offenders, having presented reviews and scientific posters/papers at national conferences. He has presented nationally at Royal College of Psychiatrists conferences on young offenders and young people’s radicalisation to extremism.
His current special interests are in the concept of developmental or relational ‘complex’ trauma in and he has undertaken EMDR and VIG training. He specialises in adolescents with sexually harmful behaviour, and young people exposed to violent extremism. He has run nationally evaluated groups for male perpetrators of domestic abuse and is a safeguarding lead in his Service.