I am a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist based in Northumberland. I work into the Central and South Northumberland Older People’s Community Mental Health Team and the Northumberland Memory Service. I was the lead psychiatrist in developing and implementing the new Northumberland Memory Service in 2015.
I am the North East and North Cumbria NIHR Clinical Research Network Dementia Research Lead. I sit on the NIHR National Dementia Speciality Group and the North East and North Cumbria Regional DeNDRoN Speciality Group.
My research interests are dementia treatment and dementia service improvement. I have been and currently am Principal Investigator for a variety of NHS dementia research studies
facilitating patient and carer involvement in research.
I am involved in service leadership and have several undergraduate and postgraduate educational and teaching roles.