I have worked with the deaf community for 25 years and have an international profile in mental health and deafness. I have lectured locally, nationally and internationally in the area of mental health and disorders relating to deaf children and adults and have lead Masterclasses in this area. Masterclass flyer – Dr Andy Cornes – 18 May 2011
Sue O’Rourke Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice
“I have known of Andy’s work, both clinical and academic for many years and worked jointly on cases involving medico-legal reports. He is renowned in Mental Health and Deafness; an international expert in working with Deaf families. The quality of his work is excellent and always focused on the needs of the client. I often suggest him for assessments involving Deaf children in family proceedings. He is efficient, thoughtful and thorough in his approach and I would not hesitate in recommending him.”
I am an Expert (Health) for the World Federation of the Deaf. I have considerable experience of working as an independent and single joint expert in Court proceedings, advising the Court on a range of matters including: psychological assessment, family assessment, capacity to parent, parental and inter-sibling attachment, placement and access and advice on psychological needs and treatment options.
I lecture on the Advanced Certificate in Mental Health and Deafness, Institute of Applied Studies at the University of Birmingham, U.K. I am a Visiting Fellow in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia within my specialism as an international expert in deafness. I hold a number of higher degrees associated with deafness and I am fluent in British Sign Language (BSL) and Australian Sign Language (Auslan).