Dr Robert F Kehoe
Dr Robert F Kehoe consultant Psychiatrist Dr Robert F Kehoe Consultant Psychiatrist


Curriculum Vitae

Dr Robert Kehoe


Specialist Areas of Work

All aspects of general adult psychiatry with a focus on personal injury, negligence and mental capacity cases. He was an NHS Consultant for nine years and Assistant Medical Director at Airedale NHS Trust. He is presently Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director at Cygnet Hospital Wyke and Cygnet Lodge Brighouse providing low secure, acute general psychiatry psychiatric intensive care and rehabilitation services. He is the responsible office for Cygnet Healthcare with national responsibilities for the regulation and revalidation of medical practitioners.


Relevant Experience

Dr Kehoe regularly provides approximately 80 to 100 psychiatric reports per year for Courts and Tribunals.

• 50% Defendant

• 30% Claimant

• 20% Joint instruction


Research Experience

Dr Kehoe has written papers on mood disorders, lithium treatment, evidence based practice and various aspects of health service development. He has published more than 25 scientific papers/book chapters.


Membership of Professional Bodies

• British Medical Association.

• Royal College of Psychiatrists.

• UK Register of Expert Witnesses.

• APIL Expert.

• Medical Protection Society.

• GMC No: 3085530


Teaching Experience

Dr Kehoe teaches trainee psychiatrists, general practitioners, lawyers and other professionals on topics such as depression, child care and mental health, post traumatic stress and psychiatric injury. He has media experience in radio and television.






BSc Psychology Leeds 1983

MBChB Leeds 1985

MPhil Edinburgh 1993

MRCPsych 1993

FRCPsych 2006



Born in Worcestershire in 1961.


1972 - 1979 Educated at St. Anselm's College, Birkenhead.


1979 - 1985 University of Leeds, Department of Medicine.


1985 - 1987 House Officer posts in Leeds area.


1987 - 1993 Post-graduate training in psychiatry based at The Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Forensic attachments in Edinburgh and Perth. Master of Philosophy completed at the University of Edinburgh.


1993 to 2002. NHS Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry at Airedale General Hospital, West Yorkshire. He was Clinical Director for Mental Health services and the Assistant Medical Director for Airedale NHS Trust..


1996 - present. Medico-Legal practice. Based initially at The Grange, Cleckheaton before relocating (2015) to Mornington Consulting Rooms, Bradford. Also consulting at 88 Rodney Street, Liverpool and 10 Harley Street, London.


2002 - present. Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Cygnet Hospital Wyke and Cygnet Lodge Brighouse.


2012 - present. Responsible Officer for Cygnet Healthcare.


2015 - present. Group Medical Director, Cygnet Healthcare.


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