Curriculum Vitae

Dr Kehoe is a General Adult Psychiatrist. He was an NHS Consultant for nine years and Assistant Medical Director at Airedale NHS Trust. He worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director at Cygnet Hospitals in West Yorkshire from 2002 to 2019 providing low secure, acute general psychiatry, rehabilitation and other specialist services. From 2011 to 2021 he was the Responsible Officer for Cygnet Health Care with national responsibilities for the regulation and revalidation of medical practitioners. He continues to provide locum and on-call clinical care to Cygnet Hospitals in Yorkshire. His medico-legal practice has a focus on personal injury, negligence and mental capacity cases.


Relevant Experience

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


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


Teaching Experience

Dr Kehoe has taught trainee psychiatrists, general practitioners, lawyers and other professionals on topics such as depression, post-traumatic stress, medical regulation and psychiatric injury. He has media experience in radio and television.



BSc Psychology Leeds 1982

MBChB Leeds 1985

MPhil Edinburgh 1993

MRCPsych 1993

FRCPsych 2006



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. Clinical Director for Mental Health Services and Assistant Medical Director for Airedale NHS Trust.

1996-present Medico-legal practice. Initially based at The Grange Consulting Rooms, Cleckheaton. Now consulting at various locations including Leeds, Liverpool and London. Remains a member of the Grange ‘peer group’.

2002 – 2019. Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Cygnet Hospitals Bierley and Wyke and Cygnet Lodge Brighouse.

2011 – 2021. Responsible Officer for Cygnet Health Care.

2015 – 2016. Group Medical Director, Cygnet Health Care.

2019 – Present. Consultant Psychiatrist providing locum and on-call clinical care to Cygnet Hospitals in Yorkshire.

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