Dr Lily Read
Chair, Speciality Doctors Committee
I am a SAS doctor in Old Age Psychiatry in Northamptonshire, where I have worked since 2011. I obtained my medical degree in Romania and after training, I came to the UK and held academic medicine positions at Universities of Manchester and Leeds, including Senior research fellow. I obtained my MSc (Manchester) and PhD (Leeds) in aspects of cognitive dysfunction in later life.
I was the principal investigator for government and EU-funded studies. I subsequently joined the UK government to lead their research programme on medical aspects of road safety and deputised for the Chief Medical Adviser at the Department for Transport. I have extensive experience in policy and legislative changes and negotiating nationally and internationally. I returned to the NHS after 7 years in this post as the pull of the clinical work was too strong.
I am the Chair of the SAS committee (started 2021) having been its Vice chair for the previous five years. I am interested in equality of opportunity, wellbeing and career development (including CESR) and I am a strong believer in valuing and supporting all doctors working in psychiatry.