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The Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Executive Committee

 The Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Executive Committee

About us

The Forensic Executive Committee is the College representative body for the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry. The Executive committee consists of a Chair, a Vice Chair a Financial Officer and 12 elected members.

Elected Members serve a four year term of office. Members are also co-opted on to the committee to complete a piece of work or represent an area of interest such as Forensic trainees, the independent sector, specialty doctors, service users and carers and the national jurisdictions.Regional Representatives are invited to attend Executive Committee meetings. The Chairman represents the Faculty on the College Council. Elections take place on a two year cycle and we expect to next hold elections in 2014.

 * Executive Committee list

 * Committee member duties

 * Meetings

 


Meetings of the Forensic Executive Committee


The Executive Committee meets quarterly. Meetings are held in London at the Royal College of Psychiatrists except for the first meeting of each year which is held with the Faculty Annual Residential Meeting.  

For further information on dates and times of meetings please contact: Stella Galea, Committee Manager via 0207 235 2351 ext 6285

 

 

Committee members duties


As a minimum, Committee members are expected to:

  • Attend all Executive Committee meetings unless there are exceptional circumstances (or annual leave).
  • Read and comment on papers tabled for meetings.
  • Join working groups from time to time including taking lead roles.
  • Inform the chair if unable to fulfil the elected role that has been bestowed on them by forensic faculty members.

Full job descriptions of of Committee members (Chair, Vice Chair, Financial Officer and elected member) can be viewed here.

 

 

Executive Committee list

Name

Year of joining

Position

Professor Tom Fahy

2012

Chair

Dr Tom Clark

2014

Financial Officer

Dr Alec Buchanan

2014

Vice Chair

Dr Sophia Anwar

2014

Elected committee member

 

Dr John Baird 2014 Elected committee member

Mrs Evelyn Bitcon

2013 Co-opted committee member

Dr Richard Bunn

 

2011

Co-opted Committee Member, representing the RCPsych in Northern Ireland

Dr John Crichton 2013 Co-opted Committee member, representing the RCPsych in Scotland

Professor Nigel Eastman

 

2008

Co-opted committee member

 

Dr Frank Farnham

2012

Elected committee member

 

Dr Paul Gilluley 

 

2010

Co-opted committee member

 

Dr Quazi Haque

 

2013

Independent Sector Representative

 

Dr Jeremy Kenney- Herbert

 

2012

Elected committee member

 

Dr Cesar Lengua

 

2012

Representative for the Adolescent Forensic SIG

Dr Paula Murphy 2014

Elected committee member

Dr Kathryn Naylor

 

2005

Representative for Specialty Doctors

 

Dr Srikanth Nimmagadda 2014

Elected committee member

Dr Richard Noon 2014

Elected committee member

Dr Aideen O’Halloran

 

2012

Elected committee member

Dr David Reiss 2013

Chair of Faculty Education & Curriculum Committee

Dr Mark Roberts

2009

Website content editor

 

Professor Jennifer Shaw

2010

Academic lead

Dr Ed Silva

 

2012

Co-opted committee member

 

Dr Shubulade Smith 2014 Elected committee member
Dr Amanda Taylor 2014 Elected committee member
Professor Pamela Taylor 2012 Elected committee member
Dr Richard Taylor 2014 Elected committee member

Dr Wilhelm Van Veenhuyzen

2012

Representative for RC Psych in Wales

 

Dr Johanna Brown and Dr Amit Sharda

2013

Trainee Representatives

 

 

  • Service users and Carers are represented on the Executive Committee.
  • Regional Representatives are invited to attend Executive Committee meetings.

 

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