Professor Helen Killaspy
University College London and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Helen Killaspy is Professor and Honorary Consultant in Rehabilitation Psychiatry at University College London and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust . She leads national and international programmes of research that focus on the assessment of quality of care for people with complex mental health problems and the evaluation of complex interventions for this group. From 2015 to 2020, she was the National Professional Adviser for mental health rehabilitation services for the hospital registration authority in England and Wales, the Care Quality Commission. She is a former Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry. She was the Topic Advisor for the first NICE Guideline on mental health rehabilitation, published in August 2020. In 2019 she was awarded the Pascale-Boyle prize by the European Psychiatric Association for ‘outstanding achievement by a woman in working to improve mental health care in Europe’. In 2021 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.