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Dr Richard Wilson

Dr Richard Wilson

Vice President, College and Chair, RCPsych in Northern Ireland

Dr Richard Wilson is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist working in Northern Health & Social Care Trust CAMHS.

He is Northern Trust Lead Clinician for the service which is undergoing exciting and challenging transformation at present. He served as Chair of the Child & Adolescent Faculty of RCPsych in NI from 2015 to 2020 and also on the RCPsych UK Executive of the Child and Adolescent Faculty.

His clinical interests include child and adolescent neuropsychiatry, as well as complex relational trauma and its effects in mental health.

He is interested in the history and development of ideas around mental health matters and is strongly in favour of integration of thinking and construction of services to promote true inclusivity for young people who are experiencing mental health problems.

Other particular clinical interests include values based practice, intelligent kindness in healthcare systems, evidence based outcomes and professional education in mental health. Outside interests are classical literature and ornithology.

He takes over as Chair of RCPsych NI and Vice President of RCPsych in July 2020.
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