Dr Kevin Baker
Kevin grew up in a family with a deaf sibling. He spent over a decade working as an academic, teaching psychology at Universities and carrying out some research. When he felt that he was old enough he trained to become a clinical psychologist. During this training, he realised that he can communicate and relate to deaf people fairly well. After qualifying, Kevin worked with a range of people in different mental health services, many of them for people with a learning disability.
Kevin now only works with deaf people. He works comfortably in BSL, SSE or English. He currently works for the National Deaf CAMHS team in the midlands and for the secure inpatient service for deaf people at St Andrews Hospital in Northampton. He also works as an independent psychologist for Local Authorities, support providers and the courts. His professional interests range from deafness and intellectual disabilities, attachment patterns, and supporting staff to develop their relational awareness with the people they support.