Publish date: 14 March 2024

Estelle Moore copy.jpgOn International Women's Day (Friday 8 March), BBC Radio Four dedicated a segment of its renowned Woman's Hour to a thought-provoking discussion on female psychopathy in the workplace. Dr Estelle Moore, the West London NHS Trust Director of Psychological Professions, brought her expertise to the airwaves, shedding light on a recent study's findings and their implications.

The focal point of the conversation was a study by Dr Clive Boddy, featured recently in The Guardian, which suggested that the prevalence of female psychopathy in professional settings might be higher than previously believed. This caught the attention of many researchers and the public, leading them to look more closely at the details of psychopathy, especially how it relates to gender in workplaces.

During the live interview, Estelle reflected on the nuances of Dr Boddy's research, adding valuable insights into the behavioural patterns and traits associated with female psychopathy. With her background in clinical and forensic psychological practice and the role of compassion in our response to all aspects of human behaviour, Estelle offered a balanced perspective, emphasising the need for an understanding of psychopathy beyond stereotypical representations.

You can listen to the interview on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour here (37 minutes onwards).