I am a Consultant in the Newcastle Crisis Assessment & Home Based Treatment Service. I developed and implemented this service in 2000.
I am Special Advisor in Crisis for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and am the Lead for Crisis for the North of England Strategic Clinical Network
My research interests are medication adherence in psychiatric disorders and I have completed studies looking at the effectiveness of a cognitive intervention, patient and staff attitudes to medication and the training of mental health professionals.
I am involved with leadership development and teaching. I was awarded the Nye Bevan Award for Healthcare Leadership in 2015.