Executive Committee

The Committee aims to meet up to 4 times a year. This year they will meet on 08 March, 24 April, 14 June and 18 October. The maximum term for the elected officers (Chair and Financial Officer) is 4 years.

All other appointments to the Committee are non-tenured and by invitation, and the Executive welcomes expressions of interest from members who would wish to play an active role in the planning and running of this Special Interest Group.

VIPSIG members are welcome to contribute to this meeting by sending information and questions to Dr Sophie Thomson as Chair of the SIG.

Member Year of Joining  Position
Dr Sophie Thomson   2017      Chair
Dr Jane Mounty2020Financial Officer
Dr Ruairi Page2015 (A)    Secretary

Chair (recently retired, previously Consultant Psychiatrist, South West London and St Georges NHS Trust)

Worked in Psychiatry in USA, London, Buckinghamshire and Bristol over 33 years in NHS specialising in Social psychiatry and Rehabilitation.

Senior Lecturer at Lewisham and Guys and Trainer for part -time Sprs on South London and Maudsley Higher Training scheme.

Served on Exec Faculty for Rehabilitation for 8 years and on Exec committees as Treasurer for WMHSIG, HoPSIG and now VIPSIG.

As freelance consultant have worked with two charities Helen Bamber Foundation and Medical justice and served on the Royal College Working Party for refugees and Asylum seekers for past 8 years.

I have done volunteer teaching and training in Sudan, Kashmir, Malawi and Myanmar as well as volunteering in this country.

Secretary, ST6 in Forensic Psychiatry, West Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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