Christina Richards

Christina Richards

Professor Richards is Visiting Full Professor of Gender and Mental Health at Regent’s University London; Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield; and is the Clinical Module Lead for the Royal College of Physicians’ intercollegiate qualification in Gender Identity Healthcare. Prof. Richards is Lead Consultant Psychologist/Head of Psychology at the London Gender Identity Clinic (Charing Cross) within the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and is also Head of Research.Prof. Richards was elected to the Executive Board of the European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH); and was selected by the executive board of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) to be Lead Chapter Author for Adult Assessment in the Standards of Care Version 8 (SoC v8) revision. She is listed as an expert in gender diversity by the BPS on the Gender Diversity Specialist Register (whose criteria she co-drafted). She is one of the few psychologists recognised by HM Courts and Tribunals Service as a Specialist in the field of Gender Dysphoria, thus allowing her to prepare medical reports for the Gender Recognition Panel. Prof. Richards is a founder member of the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists (BAGIS); a past Trustee of the National LGBT Foundation; a founder member of BiUK and co-author of the Bisexuality Report. Prof. Richards is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal of the Counselling Psychology Review. Her own publications consist of various papers, reports, and book chapters. Her most recent book is Richards, C., & Barrett, J. (2020). Trans and non-binary gender healthcare for psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals. Cambridge: Royal College of Psychiatrists/Cambridge University Press.