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 29 years’ experience in psychiatry and medicine. I was a GP prior to training in psychiatry. Since 2002 I have been employed by East London NHS Trust and am based at Homerton University Hospital. I worked with the street homeless for 10 years as a psychiatrist, providing care to rough sleepers. I have specialist experience in treating all the major mental disorders. 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 in the NHS, and involved in the re-validation of doctors at East London NHS Trust. From 2013 to 2019 I was the Training Programme Director for 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
- ‘StartWell: A guide for new speciality and associate specialist doctors’ Royal College of Psychiatrists Publication