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Robert Higgo

Robert Higgo

Member, CFMHAS

Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences

Bangor University

robert.higgo@wales.nhs.uk

01978 727142

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Overview

Robert Higgo trained in Medicine at the University of Cape Town, and subsequently gained further qualifications in General Practice, Public Health Medicine, and Psychiatry. His current post is Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist.

Appointments

Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Bangor University.

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Previously

Robert has previously held consultant posts in Community Psychiatry, Assertive Outreach and Acute Care, in Runcorn, Liverpool and Manchester.

Publications

Journal Articles

Ryan, T., Carden, J., Higgo, R., Poole, R., Robinson, C.A. (2016) An assessment of need for mental health rehabilitation amongst in-patients in a Welsh region. Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric Epidemiology. 51:1285-1291.

Cook, CCH, Poole R, Higgo R (2012) Holistic Psychiatry. The Psychiatrist. 36: 235-236.

Poole R, Higgo R (2011). Spirituality and the threat to therapeutic boundaries in psychiatric practice. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 14, 19-29.

Komuravelli A, Poole R, Higgo R (2011). Stability of the diagnosis of first-episode drug-induced psychosis. The Psychiatrist. 35, 224-227.

Poole R, Higgo R, Strong G, Kennedy G, Ruben S, Barnes R, Lepping P, Mitchell P (2010) Concerns over professional boundaries remain unresolved. The Psychiatrist, 34: 211-212.

Poole R, Higgo R (2010) Psychiatry, religion and spirituality: a way forward. The Psychiatrist 34: 452-453.

Poole R, Higgo R (2009) “Postmodernism and psychiatry”, Psychiatric Bulletin, 33: 481 - 482.

Poole R. Higgo R, Strong G, Kennedy G, Ruben S, Barnes R, Lepping P, Mitchell P (2008) “Religion, Psychiatry and Professional Boundaries” , Psychiatric Bulletin, 32, 356-7.

Poole, R. and Higgo, R. (1998) “Recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse”, British Journal of Psychiatry, 173,179-180.

Zeidler, M. et al New variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease: psychiatric features. Lancet 1997 350: 908-910.

Higgo, R.J. and Shetty, G.C. (1991) Four Years Experience of a Regional Secure Unit. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, 2, 2, P202-210.

Books

Poole R, Higgo R, (2017) Psychiatric Interviewing and Assessment Second Edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Poole R, Higgo R, Robinson CA (2014) Mental Health and Poverty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Poole R, Higgo R, (2008) Clinical Skills in Psychiatric Treatment”, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Poole R, Higgo R (2006) “Psychiatric Interviewing and Assessment”, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Other

RJ Higgo (1992) Book Review of “Psychiatric Disorders in America” by Lee N Robins and Darrel A. Regier (Eds). (1991) In International Journal of Epidemiology 21 P187-188.

Higgo, R.J. (1989) The content of the British Journal of Psychiatry. Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 13, 9, P512. (Letter)

Higgo,R.J. (1988) Psychiatry in South Africa, Bulletin of Royal College of Psychiatrist, 12 No8, P338. (Letter)

Shetty, G. and Higgo, R.J. (1988) Compulsory Detention of Males of Different Ethnic Groups. British Journal of Psychiatry, 151, p270. (Letter)

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Research

Current projects

Undertaking reviews of previous Serious Untoward incidents, to establish themes and patterns where relevant, to examine the current policies and their application, and  to examine previous recommendations and their implementation.

Activities

Presentations

Conditional discharge - a suitable model for a Community Supervision Order? Paper presented to quarterly meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London February 1994. (With Dr J Higgins).

An audit of Higher Training in Mersey Region. Paper presented to quarterly meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dundee April 1992. (With Dr I.A. Davidson).

Four years experience of a Regional Secure Unit. Paper presented to annual meeting of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Brighton July 1991 (with Dr G.C. Shetty).

Consultants’ views on Tardive Dyskinesia. Paper presented to quarterly meeting of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Galway Ireland April 1990.

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