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

Executive Committee: Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group


Spirituality and Psychiatry SIG Executive committee
About the Executive

The committee has a busy agenda and meets up to six times a year, its members drawn from a wide range of spiritual and religious affiliations.


Chairs to date:

  • Founding Chair Dr Andrew Powell 1999 - 2003
  • Professor Andrew Sims 2003 - 2005
  • Dr Sarah Eagger 2005 - 2009
  • Professor Chris Cook 2009 - 2013
  • Dr Paramabandhu Groves 2013 -


The maximum term for elected officers (chair, secretary and treasurer) is 4 years. All other appointments to the committee are non-tenured and by invitation, and the Executive welcomes expressions of interest from members who would wish to play an active role in the planning and running of the special interest group.


Executive Committee
Member              Year of  joining    Position

Dr Paramabandhu  Groves

2008 (E)


Dr Alison Gray

2011 (E)


Dr Sophie Thomson

2011 (E)

Financial Officer

Dr Andrew Powell

1999 (EX)


Jo Barber

2013 (C)

Service User Representative

Prof Chris Cook

2004 (C)

Committee Member

Dr Andrew Clark

2011 (C)

Committee Member

Dr Simon Dein

2007 (C)

Committee Member

Dr Sarah Eagger

2000 (C)

Committee Member

Dr Christopher Findlay

2005 (C)

Committee Member

Dr Lucy Grimwade

2015 (C)

Trainee Representative

Dr Nick Hallett

2015 (C)

Trainee Representative

Dr Chetna Kang

2103 (C)

Committee Member

Dr Russell Razzaque

2013 (C)

Committee Member

Dr Stephen Turner

2015 (C)

Committee Member

Dr Rob Waller

2013 (C)

Committee Member

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