Monica Lloyd

School of Psychology
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Monica Lloyd joined the University part time on retirement from the National Offender Management Service. She helped to establish the new combined forensic and clinical doctorate training and her specialism is the Psychology of Extremism and Terrorism. She continues to offer consultancy to the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism in the UK.


BA (Hons) Psychology (University of Exeter)
MSc in Applied Criminological Psychology (Birkbeck College)
Chartered Forensic Psychologist 1989
HCPC registered 2011
Associate Fellow of the BPS 2013


Monica Lloyd gained her professional qualifications within the Prison Service and over the course of her career worked in prisons, HM Inspectorate of Prisons and the National Offender Management Service. Her later work developing a methodology for assessing risk and needs in extremist offenders has become a common assessment framework for the national criminal justice system and is now the subject of a proposed PhD. She continues to work in the area of counter-terrorism and part time as a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham.


Monica Lloyd contributes to the Forensic module of the undergraduate Psychology course and acts as Training Coordinator for the Doctorate course in Forensic Clinical Psychology.

Postgraduate supervision

Students wishing to enquire about post-graduate supervision at the University should contact her via her University e mail.


Research interests

  • The mental health effects of solitary confinement
  • The Psychology of Extremism and Terrorism

Other activities

  • A member of the Editorial Board of the Prison Service Journal
  • Provides consultancy to the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism in the Home Office
  • Works with the ICCT to help states develop assessment and intervention with terrorist offenders in custody
  • Provides training and supervision to the National Offender Management Service


Lloyd, M & Shalev, S. (2009) Guest Editors, Prison Service Journal special edition on Solitary Confinement. No 181.

Shalev, S. (2008) Chapter 2 ‘The Health Effects of Solitary Confinement’ in A Sourcebook on Solitary Confinement.

Lloyd, M (2012) Guest Editor, Prison Service Journal special edition on Combating Extremism and Terrorism. No 203.

Shalev, S. & Lloyd, M. (2011) “Though this be method, yet there is madness in’t”. Commentary on a one year longitudinal study of the psychological effects of administrative segregation. Corrections & Mental Health. 21 June 2011.

Signatory to the Istanbul statement on the use and effect of solitary confinement, adopted at the International Psychological Trauma Symposium in Istanbul in Dec, 2007.

Lloyd M (2010) Extremism: A Research Digest , NOMS internal publication, classified

Lloyd M (2010) Extremist Risk Guidance 22+, NOMS internal publication, classified