Sad News of Passing of Bill Lindsay

We are saddened to share news of the untimely passing of Professor Bill Lindsay on Saturday night.


Bill Lindsay, PhD, FBPS, FIASSID, was Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director for Scotland and Head of Research for Danshell Care. He was previously Head of Psychology (LD) in NHS Tayside and Consultant Psychologist with the State Hospital. He was Professor of Learning Disabilities and Forensic Psychology at the University of Abertay, Dundee, Honorary Prof. at Bangor Univ., Wales and Honorary Prof. at Deakin Univ. Melbourne. He published over 300 research articles and book chapters, held over £1M in research funds and given many presentations and workshops on cognitive therapy and the assessment and treatment of offenders with intellectual disability.


Professor Lindsay had been involved with NADD for many years and was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the NADD 34th Annual conference in 2017, where he was to speak on Personality Disorders in the DM-ID-2.  In 2010, at the NADD International Conference in Toronto, he offered a pre-con on “Treatment of Sex Offenders with ID.”  He was a contributor to the DM-ID and the DM-ID-2, serving as co-chair on the Personality Disorders chapter and a contributor to the Sexual and Gender Identity chapter of the DM-ID and as  chair of the Personality Disorders chapter and contributor to the Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders chapter and the Paraphilic Disorders chapter in the DM-ID-2. Professor Lindsay was the recipient of the NADD Research Award in 2016.


“Bill was a giant in the field and the NADD family will surely miss him,” says Rob Fletcher, NADD Founder and CEO.  “Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.”