Executive Committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Catherine Kinane 2017 (E) Chair
Dr Ian Christie 2015 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Rosarii Harte 2015 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Rosariii Harte 2015 Financial Officer
Dr Belinda Lennox 2015 (C) Academic Secretary
Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar 2016 (C) Division Mentoring Lead
Dr Natalie Ashburner 2018 PTC Rep
Dr Sharada Deepak 2017 (A) Committee Member
Dr Mayura Deshpande 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr Michael Groves 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr Jeremy Harding 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr Emma Hogan 2018 PTC Rep
Dr Ahmed Ismail 2016 (C) Deputy Regional Advisor
Dr Umama Khan 2018 Regional Representative
Dr Sarah Knight 2017 (C) Regional Adviser
Dr John Noon 2016 (C) Deputy Regional Advisor
Dr Smita Pandit 2015 (E) Education Training and Standards Committee Rep
Dr Janet Patterson 2015 (C) Deputy Regional Advisor
Dr Raghavendra Ramachandra 2014 (C) Regional Adviser
Dr Anoop Saraf 2016 (A) Committee Member
Dr Farhan Shahzad 2018 PTC Rep
Dr Tarek Zghoul 2016 (A) Committee Member


Executive Committee

6 March 2018

14:00 – 16:00


Royal College of Psychiatrists

Executive Committee

18 April 2018

17:30 – 19:30


Canterbury Cathedral Lodge


Executive Committee


30 October 2018


Royal College of Psychiatrists

These roles are senior College positions, between them representing the College on all matters relating to postgraduate education, professional development and the formulating and approval of appropriate job descriptions in psychiatric posts.

Holders of these positions have a vital role in carrying out College functions, and the divisions are always interested in hearing from qualified members who are keen to get more involved in College policy.

College members holding these positions will also become College Assessors, representing the College on AAC consultant interview panels, providing a crucial link to the workforce intelligence held by the College. Further information on the work of College Assessors and how to access training for this role can be found here.

Regional Advisors, Deputy Regional Advisors and Regional Specialty Representatives receive direct support from the division office.  The link below will take you to a handbook with further information for these roles:

Anyone interested in undertaking any of these roles should see the Regional Vacancies below

Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS)



Regional AdvisorDr Sarah Knight
Deputy Regional AdvisorVACANT
Deputy Regional AdvisorDr Jawad Adil
Deputy Regional AdvisorDr Richard Noon
AcademicDr Mihaela Bucur
AddictionsDr Ahmed El Missiry
Child & AdolescentDr Anthony Wardell
Eating DisordersDr Grzegorz Baginski
ForensicDr Mike Kingham
General AdultDr Gurprit Pannu
General AdultDr Osama Hammer

Deputy General Adult

Intellectual Disability


Dr Mo Eyeoyibo

LiaisonDr Deepa Deo
Medical PsychotherapyVACANT
NeuropsychiatryDr Rafey Faruqui
Old AgeDr Lola Velazquez Guerra
PerinatalDr Bosky Nair
Rehab & SocialDr Henry Andrews





Regional AdvisorDr Simmi Sachdeva-Mohan
Deputy Regional AdvisorDr Janet Patterson
AcademicDr Belinda Lennox
AddictionsDr Alastair Reid
Child & AdolescentDr Guy Northover
Eating DisordersVACANT
ForensicDr Pankaj Agarwal
General AdultVACANT
General AdultDr Smita Pandit
Intellectual DisabilityDr Rajnish Attavar
LiaisonDr Michael Yousif
Medical Psychotherapy               Dr Melanie Bowden
NeuropsychiatryDr David Okai
Old AgeDr Sheena MacKenzie
PerinatalDr Jessica Gibson
Rehab & SocialVACANT





Regional AdvisorDr Raghavendra Ramachandra
Deputy Regional AdvisorDr Mayura Deshpande
AddictionsDr Ahmed El Missiry
Child & AdolescentDr Lynne Oldman
Eating DisordersDr Francesca Battisti
ForensicDr Lisa Gardiner
General AdultVACANT
Intellectual DisabilityVACANT
LiaisonDr Ana Miorelli
Medical PsychotherapyDr Catherine Smith
NeuropsychiatryDr Rafey Faruqui
Old AgeDr Martin Brown
PerinatalDr Alain Gregoire
Rehab & SocialDr Henry Andrews

Regional speciality representatives

There are currently a number of posts available for Regional Specialty Representatives within the South Eastern Division. Vacancies have arisen in the following specialties due to the current post holder reaching the end of their tenure or the post is currently vacant.

Representatives for the following specialties are urgently required:

KSS Region

  • Deputy Regional Advisor
  • General Adult
  • General Adult (Deputy)
  • Medical Psychotherapy

Oxford Region

  • Eating Disorders
  • General Adult

Wessex Region

  • Academic
  • General Adult
  • General Adult (Deputy) 
  • Intellectual Disability

Anyone interested in taking up any of the above posts should email the below to divisionsadmin@rcpsych.ac.uk :

  1. A copy of their CV.
  2. The names and contact details of two referees. The referees must be fellows or members of the College, but should not hold office on the College Education Training and Standards Committee.


Regional specialty representatives will:

  • have a keen interest in maintaining standards of Consultant and other career grade Psychiatrists
  • be full, current members of the College
  • have held a substantive Consultant post or Specialist Associate grade for two years (one year with the agreement of the relevant Regional Advisor)
  • be in good standing with the College for CPD
  • be able to fulfil the requirements of the post
  • have discussed the role with their employer and the employer is content to allow the time needed to carry out the role
  • be up to date with their membership flees.

For further information please view the job descriptions and the process of appointment to these posts, this includes information for the following roles; Regional Advisor, Deputy Regional Advisor, Regional Specialty Representative and Deputy Regional Specialty Representative.

Assessors on Advisory Appointment Committees

If you have been a consultant for more than three years, would you be interested in representing the College as an Assessor on Advisory Appointments Committees (AACs)? 

Assessors are crucial for ensuring that good practice is maintained at all AACs, and we currently have a number of vacancies.  We therefore urgently need representatives in all psychiatric specialties and in all regions (excluding Scotland).

For further details please visit the College Assessor web page. Applications can be emailed to divisionsadmin@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Get in contact to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry