Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- MB BCh 1990 University of Wales, College of Medicine
- General Practice T(GP) 1994
- Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) 1997
- Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring 2013
- Chartered Manager (CMgr) 2013
- Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) 2014
- Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) 2016
I am a consultant General Adult Psychiatrist with over 30 years’ experience of psychiatry and medicine. Prior to training in psychiatry, I was a GP. Since 2002 I have been employed by East London NHS Trust and am based at Homerton University Hospital. In addition, I worked with the Street Homeless for 10 years as a consultant psychiatrist. I have specialist experience in treating all major mental disorders in addition to the psychological symptoms of physical illness. I have lectured on Pharmacology and Sleep Disorders at Barts and The London Medical School. I have held senior leadership positions within the NHS, BMA and The Royal College of Psychiatrists. I am a qualified Coach and Mentor and was the Specialist Advisor for Mentoring at the Royal College of Psychiatrist. I am currently sitting on Council of The Royal College of Psychiatrists. I am an Associate Medical Director and involved in the revalidation of doctors at East London NHS Trust. Since 2013 I have been a Training Programme Director on the Barts and the Royal London Psychiatry Training Scheme with responsibility for the training of junior psychiatrists.
I have a holistic approach to the treatment of mental disorders focusing on the medical, psychological and social aspects of illness. The care I deliver is patient-centred with an emphasis on improving quality of life. My aim is for total recovery using a variety of interventions including medication, psychotherapy and coaching techniques.
Additional information about my research, publications and interests:
‘StartWell: A guide for new consultants’ Royal College of Psychiatrists Publication