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Ceri Evans

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Full nameCeri L Evans
Date of birth02 October 1963(age 53)
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
Playing positionDefender

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Ceri Evans (born October 2, 1963 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand association football player who frequently represented his country as a central defender in the 1980s and 90s. Evans attended Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, where he studied Experimental Psychology and played for Oxford United FC. He was recommended to Oxford by former player Richard Hill, who played in New Zealand for a while after leaving the club.

Evans headed to the UK in 1988 to study Psychology at Oxford University. Dr Ceri Evans is now a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist working for the Canterbury

Regional Forensic Service and a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Christchurch

School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He holds academic qualifications

including Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with distinction from

the University of Otago, Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology from Oxford

University (which he attended via a Rhodes Scholarship), Master of Science with

Merit in Psychiatric Research and Methods from the University of London, and a

PhD in Forensic Psychiatry from the University of London. He trained in psychiatry

at the Maudsley Hospital in London. He became a member of the Royal College

of Psychiatrists in 1998 and completed specialist training as a forensic psychiatrist

on the South Thames training scheme. He returned to New Zealand in 2003 to

work as a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Auckland, also

working part-time as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at the Mason Clinic. In

2005, he took up his current post with the Canterbury District Health Board. His

academic interests include perpetrator’s memory of violent offending, violence

risk assessment, homicide and mental illness, and prison psychiatry. He is Course

Convener for a postgraduate course in forensic psychiatry.

Ceri's father, Gwyn Evans, also played Professional football for Crystal Palace F.C.

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