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Dr Linda Findlay

Dr Linda Findlay

Vice President, College and Chair, RCPsych in Scotland

Dr Linda Findlay is a Consultant Intellectual Disability and General Adult Psychiatrist. She is Medical Director for South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership, where she currently leads on primary care redesign. Dr Findlay is the national clinical advisor to the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) Programme.

She has previously served as Vice Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland and as Chair of the Faculty of Intellectual Disabilities in Scotland.

After studying medicine at the University of Glasgow, Dr Findlay completed her psychiatric training in the West of Scotland. An interest in the law in general, and in human rights law in particular, saw her graduate from Joint Law Schools of the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde in 2005 with a LLM in Human Rights Law. 

Dr Findlay has particular interests in stigma and discrimination, workforce wellbeing and health inequalities.

A strong believer in the impact of nature and exercise on mental well-being, when not working, she can often be found running in the hills near her home.

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