I qualified from UCL in 1995 and have established myself as a consultant psychiatrist for the last 15 years. I completed my psychiatric training on the Royal Free Training Scheme. I was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2012 for my contribution to Psychiatry. I am dual accredited in old age and general adult psychiatry and have an endorsement in liaison. I have published several papers and contributed to the Oxford Textbook of Elderly Psychiatry.
My NHS work is in Hertfordshire, where I have been the lead for the local Memory Service. This involves close work with the Alzheimer’s Society, with whom I have been involved with in a voluntary capacity. I routinely care for patients with dementia, bipolar disorder, depressive and psychotic conditions. I am the chair of the Herts Old Age Psychiatry Group and also sit on the Ethics Executive.
I have been involved in private practice for 12 years, and am actively involved in Medical Education of Junior Doctors and am a tutor – I recently completed a Masters in Medical Education. I was elected secretary of the Psychiatry Council at The Royal Society of Medicine where I promote psychiatry and provide input into conferences. I am part of the panel at the Royal College of Psychiatrists that is responsible for setting the member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRPsych) exam paper. I have previously been on the Liaison Faculty and Women in Psychiatry Group at The Royal College of Psychiatrists and remain an active member of the Old Age Faculty. I have a long track record of medicolegal work including routine and more complex assessments of capacity.