Dimensions Forensic team

Meet our exceptionally experienced and qualified forensic team:


Hi. I am Jason Bardell

I’m the Forensic Team Director for Dimensions, responsible for a team of clinicians who have expertise in designing and guiding support for people who have a learning disability who are at risk of offending. I am also responsible for the design and delivery of specialised vocational education.

My background is originally in senior management, education and the application of counselling therapies. I’ve worked for 25 years in senior roles in several organisations who support people who have a learning disability who are at risk of offending.

My qualifications include B.Ed.; Dip Couns; HPD (LD); LDAF Level 3


Hi. I am Luke Ilett-Mackie.

I have an Undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters in Forensic Psychology both from the University of Kent. I have worked for Dimensions since December 2018, and previously worked in acute adult mental health services. I am a strong advocate for helping those who have not had the same opportunities that I have had, and love to see people grow and develop in meaningful ways. I think equality and diversity are some of the post important things we should be striving for in society, and that we should not judge people because they are different than us.


Hi. I am Heather McLeod-Oates.

I have a BSc (Hons) Psychology (Criminal Behaviour) and I have been working within Forensic Services for over 10 years. I have been in my current role of Clinical Practitioner for over 5 years contributing to individuals living safely within the community. I am motivated by individuals having the opportunities to form positive identities for themselves, to truly experience social inclusion and any part that I can play within that is a privilege.


Hi. I am Rachel Robins.

I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, and an MSc in Health Psychology, both from The University of Hull. I have been working as a Clinical Practitioner with the Forensic Team since May 2019, and have previous experience of working with vulnerable adults and children. I am passionate about providing equal opportunity for people, and value the work we do to support individuals to live safely, and independently, in the community.


Hi. I’m Alex Dolby.

I have a BSc in Psychology and a Masters in Clinical Psychology. I worked in social care for a number of years throughout my time at university and have also worked to support adults who have disabilities in the workplace. I enjoy working with people to help them overcome challenges and improve their lives.