Alec Buchanan PhD, MD

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Law and Psychiatry, Division of

Research Interests

Psychiatric risk assessment and risk management; Services for mentally disordered offenders; Psychiatric jurisprudence more...


  • M.B.Ch.B., University of Edinburgh, 1981
  • M.Phil., University of London, 1991
  • M.Phil., Cambridge University, 1993
  • Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1996
  • M.D., University of Edinburgh, 1996

Selected Publications

  • J. Singh, S. Fazel, R. Gueorguieva, A. Buchanan. Rates of violence in patients classified as high risk by structured risk assessment instruments. British Journal of Psychiatry (2014) 204, 180-187.
  • A. Buchanan. Violence risk assessment in clinical settings: being sure about being sure. Behavioral Sciences and the Law (2013) 31, 74-80.
  • A. Buchanan, R. Binder, M. Norko, M. Swartz. Psychiatric violence risk assessment. American Journal of Psychiatry (2012) 169, 340 and data supplement at



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