Professor Susan Benbow (Chair)
Susan Mary Benbow is an old age psychiatrist and family therapist
who is Professor of Mental Health & Ageing at the Centre for
Ageing and Mental Health, Staffordshire University, and Director of
Older Mind Matters Ltd (www.oldermindmatters.com). She worked as a
consultant psychiatrist in Central Manchester until 2000, then held
a consultant post in Wolverhampton until spring 2009, and recently
was awarded a PhD.
was Chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry 2002-2006 and has
worked with the College for over 20 years. Areas of interest
include the inter-relationship between policy and practice,
understanding the tensions between confidentiality and
collaboration, and examining how we learn from the families we work
with and using that learning to improve practice.
Adshead is a forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She holds a
master's degree in medical law and ethics from Kings University
London. Gwen has a long standing interest in psychiatric ethics;
especially in relation to psychotherapy and forensic psychiatry.
She has published books, book chapters and papers about
confidentiality, boundary violations and ethical dilemmas in
forensic mental health. Gwen was chair of the College ethics
committee between 2001 and 2006, and an honorary member of the
Institute of medical ethics between 2009 and 2011. She gave expert
testimony to the Kerr Haslam committee on sexual boundary
violations by psychiatrists, and is a consultant to the Clinic for
Professional Boundaries Studies.
Professor Julian C Hughes
Julian C Hughes is a consultant in old age psychiatry in
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and honorary professor
of philosophy of ageing at the Institute for Ageing and Health,
Newcastle University. He studied Philosophy at undergraduate and
postgraduate levels. His writings and research focus on
philosophical and ethical issues raised in connection with ageing
and dementia. In addition to College work, he has served on
committees or working parties of the National Institute for Health
and Clinical Excellence and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. He
has published a number of edited, co-edited or co-authored books:
most recently, in 2011 Thinking Through Dementia and also
Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: The Facts, both published
by Oxford University Press.
Denise Cope MRCGP
Denise Cope has been Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in Dorset
since 1992, Lead Consultant for Old Age Psychiatry for ten
years and Associate Medical Director for the last seven
years. She has also been Trust Lead for Clinical Governance
and Effectiveness for twelve years.
held the role of Programme Director for General Adult and Old Age
Psychiatry in Wessex and been an Associate Dean with the
Wessex Deanery for seven years.
Cope is Clinical Lead for Mental Health and Well Being for the
South West Strategic Health Authority.
Dr Susan Welsh
Susan Welsh graduated from Glasgow University and studied
psychiatry in Suffolk, Essex and London. She gained an MPhil degree
in medical law and ethics from Glasgow University, under the
supervision of Prof. Sheila McLean, during higher specialist
training. She has published a number of articles and written book
chapters on the subject of law and ethics in psychiatry.
She has been employed by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS
Foundation Trust as Consultant Psychiatrist for Older People since
2002 and was appointed Clinical Director of Older Peoples Services
in 2011. Her main interests include psychiatric ethics and mental
health law, teaching and education. She is joint undergraduate
tutor locally and completed a PG Cert Ed in 2009.
Dr Ananta Dave
is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist working in
Walsall. She is Named Doctor for Child Safeguarding in the Trust
and is interested in the impact of parental mental health problems
on children and the complex ethical problems that arise when
dealing with safeguarding issues. She obtained a Masters degree in
Medical Ethics and Law from Keele University and regularly presents
and teaches on topics in clinical ethics. She is Chair of the
Birmingham Children's Hospital's clinical ethics committee.
is also keenly interested in the various factors that influence
decision-making in health care and in the areas of interface of
practice, e.g. between CAMHS and social care, transitions from
CAMHS to adult services and between primary and secondary care.
Dr Gordana Milavić MD FRCPSYCH
Dr Milavić has been in clinical practice for over 30 years and has
been at the forefront of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
(CAMHS) developments in southeast London. Her current clinical post
is that of Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Mood
Disorder Clinic for Children and Young People of the National and
Specialist Services of the Maudsley Hospital.
the Hospital Clinical Director for CAMHS of the South London and
Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Special interests include mood
disorders in children and young people, psychological
traumatisation and organisational management. She is an
undergraduate and postgraduate teacher and trainer. She has been
Board Member of the Special Committee on Professional Governance
and Ethics of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 2005.
Ashok Roy is the Lead Consultant in the Psychiatry of Learning
Disability in Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust and Coventry
and Warwickshire Partnership Trust where he is the Clinical Lead
for Service Development and Research. He is the lead for Care
Pathways and Payment by Results (PbR) for the LD Faculty Executive
and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Psychiatry Department at
Birmingham University. His interests include clinical outcome
measures, service development, access to primary care services, and
ethical issues in learning disability.
Chris Freeman is currently Regional Consultant for Eating
disorders for the South East Region of Scotland coordinating
services for 4 health Boards and running the Managed Clinical
Network. He is Vice Chair of SCPPE with responsibility for Ethics.
He is Chair of ECTAS Accreditation Committee and ECTAS reference
group and member of Eating Disorders Faculty executive. He is
currently President of UKPTS ( United Kingdom Psychological Trauma
Society) and a board member of ESTSS ( European Society for
Traumatic Stress Studies). He previously ran a large psychotherapy
department in Edinburgh and set up the Rivers Centre for Traumatic
Stress. He is an Honorary professor at Queen Margaret University
Michael Kingham is a consultant forensic psychiatrist at the Trevor
Gibbens Unit in Maidstone. He has particular interest in
confidentiality and is co-authoring the revision of CR160 Good
Psychiatric Practice: Confidentiality and Information
Dr John Watts
Watts is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with an interest in
medical law, ethics and confidentiality. He has a master's degree
in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Kent, and lectures
undergraduate and postgraduate law students. He has written a
number of articles in peer reviewed journals on ethical issues in
relation to psychiatry and the law, and continues to be interested
in issues around competence, capacity and consent in children and
young people. He has worked in the NHS and in research, and is
currently a consultant in an NHS adolescent inpatient unit.