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

International Advisory Committee


  • Liaison with International Organisations (including MoUs)
  • Support of International Members through the College’s International Divisions
  • Development of examination and training initiatives including the volunteer programme


President (Chair)

Sir Simon Wessely

Deputy Director of IAC

Dr Deji Oyebode

Deputy Directors of International Affairs Appointments Pending

Faculty Representative

Professor Peter Woodruff

Division Representative

Dr Chris Rusius

Honorary Treasurer

Professor Nick Craddock

PTC Representative

Dr Yousuf Zakaria
Chief Executive

Mrs Vanessa Cameron

Chair of the Iraq Sub-Committee

Dr Najat Khalifa

Co-opted Member Dr Ben Baig
Co-opted Member Professor Nick Bouras
Co-opted Member Dr Sab Bhaumik
Co-opted Member Dr Peter Hughes
MTI Specialist Advisor Dr Mohammed Al-Uzri

There are four meetings of the Committee every year.

To contact the International Liaison Manager about the work of the IAC, email

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