Robert A. Forde is a forensic psychologist of many years standing, who has also worked in other fields. He obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from University College London, a master's degree in health psychology from Bristol University, and a doctorate in forensic psychology from the University of Birmingham.
He is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a member of the American Psychological Association.
He has now retired from psychological practice to concentrate on writing. He lives in Wiltshire.