Dr Bradley Hillier
Chair, London Division
Dr Bradley Hillier is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Chair of the London Division. He completed his medical training at Trinity College, Oxford University, and core and higher training in London, working for six of the eight main London mental health Trusts during that period, as well as in Broadmoor Hospital.
Dr Hillier works in a variety of roles through a portfolio career including as an Hon. Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in West London NHS Trust, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist to the States of Jersey, as a Second Opinion Assessment Doctor, as an independent medico-legal expert nationally, and in private practice with London Psychiatry Clinic. He also holds a number of national and international roles reflecting his interests in Chemsex (as Chair of the Health and Justice Committee for Project Sagamore to the Metropolitan Police and HMPPS), and as an Expert Advisor to the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) for the Council of Europe. Dr Hillier has also consulted to the United Nations on Forensic Mental Health.
Dr Hillier brings personal experience of mental health problems through both lived experience of minority stress, invisible protected characteristics, having bipolar affective disorder, and also having caring responsibilities for individuals with mental health problems. He also brings lived experience of navigating the broader structures relating to training and professional standards in relation to mental health problems and is passionate about these being equitable and informed.
As recent new Chair of the London Division Dr Hillier works with the London Committee to promote the specific needs and identity of London-based Psychiatrists at all career levels and roles within the College. His priorities as Chair include:
- developing the distinct identity of the London Division and articulating the challenges facing its members within the College
- improving engagement with members of the London Division through outreach and listening exercises;
- supporting equality, diversity and inclusion within the division including through professional development and wellbeing of members of the London Division within the College.