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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Sub Committee on Iraq

About the Committee

The committee’s main function is to update the International Advisory Committee on mental health issues related to Iraq, advise the Committee on the needs and developments of mental health providers and act as a liaison between the College and Mental health services in Iraq.



Chair of Sub Committee on Iraq: Dr Saleh Dhumad

Committee members: Dr Mohammed Abbas, Dr Riadh Abed, Dr Nada Al Assadi, Dr Tariq Al-Kubaisy, Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar,  Dr Mohammed Al-Uzri, Dr Peter Hughes, Dr Najat Kjalifa,  Dr Nasser Loza, Dr Sanaa Saeed and Dr Abdul-Rasoul Yasiri

Administrative Support: Elen Cook (



ISC Committee Members at a meeting in March 2014



There is currently a vacancy for 1 committee member on the ISC.

This post is open to Members of the College and the post holder would be required to assist with all issues relating to the work of the ISC and particularly with issues relating to psychiatric trainees in Iraq. The post holder is also required to join (if not already a member) the Iraq Mental Health Forum.


The committee meets four times a year and has dedicated administrative support at the College.  The term of office a committee member is 3 years, renewable once.

If you have any questions about this role or would like to apply then please contact


Contacting the ISC

If you would like to contact the ISC, or if you have any questions about their work, please contact Elen Cook,

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