Paula Murphy is Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at St Andrew’s, Northampton where she works in the women’s service in a medium secure unit. She did her forensic psychiatry training at the Maudsley in London. She is an elected member of RCPsych Forensic Psychiatry Faculty Executive. She holds a Masters in Public Health/Health Services Management from the London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her interests include clinical leadership and mental health policy and research. She was a Prepare to Lead candidate in 2010/11 and a NICE Scholar in 2014/5. She is currently co-editing a handbook on Clinical Leadership and Management for Oxford University Press, in association with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.