Consultant Psychologist Kerry Daynes is instantly recognisable as one of the UK’s best known forensic psychologists. She appears regularly on TV and is the author of the best selling The Dark Side of the Mind. Best known for her appearances on Faking It: Tears of Crime, Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories, The Lying Games, Crimes that Fooled Britain, The Making of a Monster, and Killing Mum and Dad.
With a career spanning over 20 years Kerry is authentic, highly qualified. She is deeply passionate about both forensic psychology and mental health. And the go to person for expert delivery and knowledge.
Kerry has worked in the maximum security prisons and psychiatric hospitals as well as for private clients. As a freelance she is very much in demand to produce detailed expert psychological reports. Bright, funny, opinionated and offering much to a debate, Kerry has been stabbed and terrifyingly stalked. She has even been locked in a cell with a dangerous prisoner for a misogynistic laugh.
She is also an impressive speaker.
ExpertiseBody Language, Broadcaster, Crime, Science, TV Presenter, psychology & mental health awareness
TalentsAuthor, Expert, Presenter, Speaker
Read more about Kerry Daynes
Kerry Daynes spent the first part of her career working in forensic mental health, including for the Prison Service. With over 20 years of experience she has spent time in both NHS and public sector secure psychiatric services.
Consequently she quickly gained a reputation for her ability to engage with and treat the most complex, challenging and often dangerous patients. A Consultant Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Kerry is a Health & Care Professions Council Registered and Practitioner Forensic Psychologist too. She is also a Chartered Scientist and member of the Science Council.
Kerry spends her working time accepting referrals for family, mental health and criminal expert witness work. She also provides clinical services to various health and social care organisations. A psychological specialist in major police investigations, she is highly valued for her practical, ‘no psycho-babble’ style. Additionally, she has served as a trusted advisor to the government regarding the safe management of high-risk individuals.
She is frequently asked to contribute to television, radio and news programmes in her capacity as an expert and has published numerous articles in the national press. Here is one of her interviews on C9 Australia’s Today Show
Kerry lectured in Applied Psychology to post-graduate students at Manchester University between 2004 -07. She is a highly experienced trainer and expert speaker and published her first book ‘Is There a Psycho In Your Life?’ in 2011. Kerry moved into more mainstream psychology services in 2013 becoming Regional Head of Psychology for a chain of independent Mental Health Recovery Hospitals.
As a result her standing as a psychologist has attracted high-profile business leaders, sports personalities and celebrities as private clients.
In 2016 she founded ‘Psycho-Logical’ allowing wider corporate audiences to benefit from her unique and powerful approach for the first time. Kerry is a proud Patron of the National Centre for Domestic Violence and Talking2Minds, a national charity treating PTSD in current and ex-members of the military and blue-light services.
TV & Radio
Faking it; The True Tears of Crime (TLC)
A Tonight Special: Living With A Killer
The Lying Game: Crimes that Fooled Britain
Killing Mum & Dad (series)
Seven Days that Made the Fuhrer
Murderers and Their Mothers (series)
Countdown to Murder (series)
The Making of a Monster (series)
When Life Means Life (two series)
Encounters with Evil (series)
Jeremy Vine Show
Stephen Nolan Show
Victoria Derbyshire Show
Speeches ( sample titles)
Is There A Psycho in Your Life?
Who hasn’t complained about their ‘psycho’ boss or ‘psycho’ ex, but what does the term really mean? Kerry explains why Norman Bates was definitely not a psychopath, but one in a hundred on your list of Facebook friends probably is. Above all else this talkalk will tell you about what makes a psychopath tick. What goes on in their mind and in their brain (literally). How they came to be like that. And what we can do about it. You will be left equipped to spot the warning signs of a possible psychopath – how they operate in different roles and environments – chances are, they are closer than you think.
Secrets of Success from the Corporate Shark
According to the latest research, around one-fifth of business leaders show psychopathic, narcissistic and Machiavellian personality traits. Similarly the same rate as the prison population! Kerry explains the career related benefits to being a corporate shark, but at what costs? With examples from the study of paragons of virtue to serial killers, this talk examines the true nature of modern leadership.
Serial Killers, Stalkers & the Single Girl
What is it like being a young woman thrust into the world of high-profile violent offenders? From walking into a maximum-security prison at the start of her career aged twenty-one. To becoming a prominent Forensic Psychologist. Kerry describes the pressure and pitfalls of delving into the darkest recesses of the human psyche. In this talk she talks with candour and humour about what her work has taught her about the nature of what it means to be human. These experiences include interviewing serial killers, attracting stalkers and rejecting the advances of sex offenders
Kerry always tailors her presentations to your particular needs and audience.
Please enquire about bespoke talks that are guaranteed to be:
Accessible – Kerry speaks in ways audiences can immediately understand. Sharing psychological know-how but without the jargon, her talks are fun and relatable.
Unforgettable – innovative, often irreverent and always thought provoking: compelling material delivered in a compelling way.
Impactful – she takes the audience on an intellectual and emotional journey, making sure that they arrive with fresh perspectives that they can feel immediately inspired to take out into the real world.
Pertinent – Kerry takes the time to really learn about her clients’ event objectives, their business, charity or group, and the challenges they face.
The Dark Side of the Mind: True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist Cassell (30 May 2019)
Is There a Psycho in your Life?: Britain’s leading forensic psychologist explains how to spot them – and how to deal with them Coronet (5 Jan. 2012)