Honorary Officers

Dr Linda Findlay is a Consultant Intellectual Disability and General Adult Psychiatrist. She is Medical Director for South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership, where she currently leads on primary care redesign. Dr Findlay is the national clinical advisor to the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) Programme. She has previously served as Vice Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland and as Chair of the Faculty of Intellectual Disabilities in Scotland.

After studying medicine at the University of Glasgow, Dr Findlay completed her psychiatric training in the West of Scotland. An interest in the law in general, and in human rights law in particular, saw her graduate from Joint Law Schools of the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde in 2005 with an LLM in Human Rights Law.

Dr Findlay has particular interests in stigma and discrimination, workforce wellbeing and health inequalities.

A strong believer in the impact of nature and exercise on mental well-being, when not working, she can often be found running in the hills near her home.

Jane undertook higher training in both Adult and CAMHS psychiatry and has 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). 

She is currently Chair of the SIGN Guideline on Eating Disorders, recently became Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist in NHS Grampian, and is writing a book ‘Improving Student Mental Health’ for Cambridge University Press.

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

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

Aidan is responsible for:

  • Scottish Policy and Parliamentary duties

Contact Aidan at: aidan.reid@rcpsych.ac.uk

Part-time: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

Susan is responsible for the following areas:

  • Scottish Training & Recruitment Group (STaRG)
  • Choose Psychiatry in Scotland
  • Queries relating to AMP (Section 22) Mental Health Act Training
  • Support to the Faculties
  • Faculty events (Child & Adolescent, Perinatal, ScotFED, GAP, Medical Psychotherapy)

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

 Laura is responsible for: 

  • All media enquiries in Scotland
  • Pro-active press coverage
  • Public Relations
  • Journalist enquiries 

Laura can be contacted 0131 285 1064 or email 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: 0131 220 2910

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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