|Dr Mark Salter,
is a consultant in adult general psychiatry in Hackney, East
London. He is a member of the College’s Public Education Committee
and has been one of the College’s media experts for over 15 years.
He has worked as a writer and broadcaster on
BBC and ITV, and has produced both films and stage work related to
mental illness. Between 1998 and 2003, he was co-director of the
media project of Every Family in the Land, the College’s
five year campaign to address the stigmatisation of mental
He has a special interest in media
misrepresentation of violence in psychotic illness, and the
teaching of media skills to mental health professionals. In 2008,
he published his first book, Outdoor Psychiatry, cowritten
with Dr Trevor Turner.