About the authors

Nick Tarrant, MBChB, MPharm, MRCPsych

Specialty Registrar in Forensic Psychiatry, The Hatherton Centre, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr Tarrant originally graduated as and worked as a pharmacist, before completing a graduate-entry medical degree at the University of Birmingham in 2010. He undertook core training in the West Midlands, and became interested in ASD during his intellectual disabilities and forensic CAMHS rotations. He is currently a higher trainee in forensic psychiatry.


Email: nicktarrant@nhs.net


Declaration of interests: None.



Meera Roy, MBBS, DPM, M Med Sci (Psych), FRCPsych, FRANZCP

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Leicestershire Partnership Trust.


Dr Roy completed her undergraduate medical training and initial psychiatric training at Christian Medical College in Tamil Nadu, India, before moving to the UK. She undertook her core psychiatry training in Derby and Nottingham, and her intellectual disability higher training in Birmingham. 


She has been a consultant in the psychiatry of intellectual disability since 1990, and she has come to realise that undiagnosed autism and ADHD are often responsible for the behaviours that challenge services.


Email: meera.roy@nhs.net


Declaration of interests: None.

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