Honorary Officers

Jane undertook higher training in both Adult and CAMHS psychiatry and worked in Adolescent services in Glasgow and Edinburgh before joining Aberdeen's Eden Unit (Scotland's first NHS Inpatient Unit and Day Programme for adults with severe Eating Disorders). 

For some years she was Lead Clinician in the North of Scotland MCN for Eating Disorders covering six Northern Health Boards.  She has edited and co-written three books on Eating Disorders and chaired the 2022 SIGN Guideline on Eating Disorders.

During the COVID-19 pandemic she worked in neuropsychiatry and perinatal psychiatry in NHS Grampian. She now participates in the teaching of Medical Students and CESR Fellows, and in campaigning for the mental health of young people. Her most recent book, ‘Improving University Mental Health’ is published at the end of 2023 by Cambridge University Press.

Pavan trained in the west of Scotland and is a consultant in general adult psychiatry in South Glasgow. He has previously held other roles as a Lead Clinician, eHealth lead and Board lead for Mental Health Strategy in NHS GG&C and as the Policy Lead for the RCPsychiS.

He has an interest in service improvement, digital approaches to service delivery and strategic planning with a focus on improving the quality of care and patient experience.

Pradeep is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Medical Director for Priory Hospitals in Scotland. He has trained and worked in Scotland for over fifteen years.  Prior to that he worked in South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. He has held a variety of roles within RCPsych in Scotland and has recently finished a four year term of office as the Chair of the forensic faculty in Scotland. 

Pradeep is an External Advisor for consultant appointments in NHS Scotland; a member of the Law Society of Scotland Mental Health and Disability Committee; a medical member for the Mental Health Tribunal Service for Scotland and a Designated Medical Practitioner for the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. He represents RCPsych in Scotland on the Mental Welfare Commission  Advisory Committee.

 

Adam is graduate of the University of Glasgow, and trained in the West of Scotland before taking up a post a consultant in Old Age Psychiatry in Lanarkshire in 2010.  Prior to the position of Meetings Secretary, Adam was the chair of the Old Age Psychiatry Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Scotland, he is also the specialty advisor for Old Age Psychiatry to the Chief Medical Officer.

For a number of years Adam has pursued an interest in medical management.  Following a period as Clinical Director for Old Age Psychiatry in Lanarkshire, he currently hold the post of Associate Medical Director for Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Addictions.  He has a specific interest in Quality improvement and learning from adverse events, and has contributed to the founding of the RCPsych adverse event review accreditation process.

Adam also has an interest in training, recruitment, and retention.  As well as work within the Old Age Psychiatry faculty, he is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, and represents the RCPsychiS Medical Managers group at the Mental Health Specialty Training Board for Scotland. 

 

Dr Seamus McNulty has been a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry in NHS Ayrshire and Arran for 21 years. He is the immediate past Chair of the Scottish Faculty of Old Age and was the Training Programme Director for the West of Scotland Old Age Psychiatry programme for 8 years.

As the Associate Post Graduate Dean for Mental Health for the West of Scotland and Chair of the Mental Health Specialty Training Board for Scotland he has oversight of all postgraduate psychiatry education and training for the whole of Scotland.

Seamus is also the Scottish representative on the UK RCPsych Education and Training Committee and the Specialty Advisor to the CMO for Old Age Psychiatry.

RCPsych in Scotland Staff Team

Laura's responsibilities include:

  • the RCPsych in Scotland’s communications with other agencies, including the Scottish Government
  • all policy and public affairs work
  • consultation responses and submitting them all by deadline
  • liaising with the Policy team in the College
  • managing the office and staff
  • Medical Managers Group.

Contact Laura on 0131 344 4964 or email: laura.hudson@rcpsych.ac.uk

(part-time Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)

Angela looks after the following areas:

  • Devolved Council of RCPsych in Scotland
  • Devolved Nation financial monitoring
  • RCPsych in Scotland Fellowship nominations
  • RCPsych in Scotland Elections
  • RCPsych in Scotland Academic Autumn / Winter Meetings
  • support to Faculties
  • Faculty events.

Contact Angela on 0131 344 4967 or by email at angela.currie@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Matthew is responsible for Scottish Policy and Parliamentary duties.

Contact Matthew at matthew.james@rcpsych.ac.uk 

Part-time: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

Susan is responsible for the following areas:

  • Choose Psychiatry in Scotland Committee (recruitment and retention, workforce and training, and wellbeing)
  • Choose Psychiatry in Scotland campaign / activities
  • support to the Faculties
  • Faculty events.

Contact Susan on 0131 344 4965 or email at susan.richardson@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Laura is responsible for public relations and journalist enquiries.

Laura can be contacted on 0131 285 1064 or by email at laura.varney@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Contact us

All Officers, Faculties in Scotland, and Committees should be contacted via the RCPsych in Scotland Office:

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland
12 Queen Street (1st Floor)
Edinburgh
EH2 1JE

Tel: 0208 618 4000

Further details about The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, its Executive Committee, future meetings and events can be obtained from scotland@rcpsych.ac.uk.

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