I completed my postgraduate training in the North East & have worked with NTW as a consultant in old age psychiatry since 2006.
Current roles- NTW
- Consultant psychiatrist- South of Tyne Memory Protection Service (MPS), a diagnostic & treatment service for people with dementia.
- Consultant psychiatrist- NTW Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service.
- GP & Higher Psychiatric trainer.
- Consultant appraiser.
Current roles- Other
- Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists ECT Accreditation Service (ECTAS) accreditation committee.
2013-2018: Co applicant- Supporting Excellence in End of life care for Dementia (SEED). NIHR funded, 5 year research programme to improve end of life care for people with dementia. SEED
2011-2014: Clinical Director
2009-2011: Assistant Medical Director
2008-2013: Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
1999-2006: Consultant in old age psychiatry, Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare Trust.
I have gained extensive experience as a consultant in specialist older peoples’ community mental health teams & inpatient services. I have worked as an Approved Clinician on in-patient units for people with functional and organic illnesses & challenging behaviour.