College appoints new Communications director

The College has appointed Corinne Bishop, Deputy Editor of Good Morning Britain, as its next Director of Strategic Communications.

Corinne, who was previously Head of Features at Good Morning Britain, has had an impressive career across a number of years in broadcast journalism, running award-winning campaigns and securing national exclusives.

In a previous role, she was also Head of Entertainment for ITV Breakfast.

Corinne will be the long-term replacement for Kim Catcheside, who retired as Director of Strategic Communications at the end of December.

Across a 30-year career in TV, Corinne directed documentaries for the BBC, edited ITV’s Entertainment Today, led on various national campaigns including on autism, food poverty and an award-winning loneliness campaign. She has been Deputy Editor of Good Morning Britain for the last six years.

Corinne said:

“I’m delighted to be joining the brilliant team at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I’m looking forward to working with colleagues to continue to deliver high-standard and innovative communications and build on the College’s mission to improve the lives of people with mental illness, an area of health I am immensely passionate about.”

As Director of Strategic Communications, Corinne will ensure that the College is the voice for psychiatry, mental health services and people with a mental illness across the UK.

Taking up her new role on 3 May, Corinne will lead the College’s work on policy and campaigns, external affairs, digital communications and publishing.

The College’s CEO Paul Rees MBE said:

“Corinne is an experienced leader in national television journalism, and we are absolutely delighted that she has chosen to join the College.

“She will bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to the College and we all look forward to working with her.”

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