Psychiatrists work in a wide range of settings.
In some cases they’re making a difference in incredible and very different ways. Do these stories inspire you to choose psychiatry? Meet psychiatrists working – and researching – in unique areas.
Dr Jenny Drife
Dr Jenny Drife is a consultant psychiatrist working with rough sleepers.
At medical school she realised she liked listening to patients' stories, and worked in addictions psychiatry before working with rough sleepers. She loves working alongside people who are passionate about what they do, and enjoys being able to make an "enormous difference to people's lives".
Dr Benji Waterstones
Dr Benji Waterstones is a part time general adult psychiatrist and part time stand up comedian.
He also writes to raise awareness about mental health issues in publications including the Guardian and the Independent, and has written a book which is due to be published and serialised on television in 2023.
Professor Cornelius Katona
Professor Cornelius Katona is the College lead for refugee and asylum mental health.
He chose psychiatry after leaving Cambridge University in the 1970s, and believes the next 5-20 years could be the most exciting for young psychiatrists, who will reap the benefit of scientific breakthroughs which are now starting to happen.