John Rose was Academic Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Course at the University of Birmingham and Director of the new Forensic Clinical Doctorate. Until June 2014 he was also Divisional Psychologist in the Learning Disability Service in the Black Country Partnership NHS Trust.
Prior to this he worked on the Cardiff Clinical Psychology Training Course and as a Clinical Psychologist in a number of different clinical services including Birmingham, Gwent, Cardiff, Oxford and Sandwell.
He has written over 175 articles in academic and professional journals on issues related to cognitive therapy, service design, offenders with intellectual disabilities and staff and organisational issues in intellectual disability services.
He continues to apply his academic interests in practice. He has been consulting with colleagues at the University of the West Indies and the first controlled trial of Anger Management in prison settings in the Caribbean. With colleagues he has completed a major trial of anger management for people with intellectual disabilities where direct care staff are being supported to deliver therapy directly. He has also (with Biza Kroese) completed a research project funded by The Judith Trust investigating the training needs of staff who work with people who have intellectual disabilities and mental health issues.