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Rob Brown

Rob was a founding member and director of Edge. He retired as a director in 2015 but continues to deliver training regularly. He runs refresher courses for AMHPs and teaches s12 doctors and Approved Clinicians in England and Wales. He is a social worker and was a MHA Commissioner from 1993 to 2010. 


Rob is a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University. He provides consultation and supervision for AMHPs in Cornwall, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Lambeth, West Berkshire and the Isle of Wight . He has published widely in the field of mental health and mental capacity law. His most recent publication is “The Approved Mental Health Professional’s Guide to Mental Health Law” (5th edition, Sage, 2019) 


What people say about Rob: 


“…throughout 30 years of police work, I cannot remember a day’s course that was so entertaining and informative.” 


“I particularly value the supervision on MHA / MCA with have from Rob….as this helps to keep in touch with National and European trends in Mental health law, and case discussion from the Courts of Law, including CoP outcomes and thus allows me ( us ) to inform local practice. Rob has always returned any calls I make, and answers E mails promptly on particular aspects of case law, and I have found this very helpful. Rob has also been a big help with the work I have done as an RC / AC, with guidance and information about how the role can be used, and the limitations on case management too.”


Rob’s Publications 

Mental Health Law in England and Wales (Sage), Co-author The Approved Mental Health Professional’s Guide to Mental Health Law (Sage) 

The Approved Mental Health Professional’s Guide to Psychiatry and Medication (Learning Matters), Co-author The Mental Capacity Act 2005: A guide for Practice, Co-author 

Mental Health Law: A Practical Guide, Co-author


Various Journal articles including:The Revised Code of Practice to the Mental Health Act 1983: Some Initial Thoughts (in the Journal of Mental Health Law, February 1999).