About us

The child and adolescent faculty promotes the mental wellbeing of young people and their families.

We contribute to, and draw from an established knowledge base to inform practice.

Our objectives are to:

  • promote the training of medical students, doctors in training, and substantively employed psychiatrists
  • act as a forum for the exchange of experience and research
  • promote the developmental perspective, and the importance of family functioning in mental health within the wider college functions
  • influence public policies in appropriate directions
  • promote mental health awareness through working with the media and offering information directly to the public
  • organise regular national conferences and local meetings to promote professional development, clinical education and peer networking opportunities.

Executive committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Bernadka Dubicka 2017 (E) Chair
Dr Jon Goldin 2017 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Alka Ahuja 2017 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Nicolette Adrian 2016 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Cornelius Ani 2019 (C) Committee Member
Dr Nisha Balan 2019 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Nicholas Barnes 2018 (C) Committee Member
Miss Zara Baxter 2017 (C) Committee Member
Dr Anupam Bhardwaj 2017 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Ivona Bialas 2019 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Aileen Blower 2017 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Anna Boyce 2016 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Debra Bradley 2015 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Philippa Buckley 2019 (E) Committee Member
Miss Tori Bullock 2017 (C) User/Carer Representative
Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan 2018 (C) Committee Member
Dr Ann Collins 2018 (C) PTC Rep
Dr Rory Conn 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Anna Conway Morris 2019 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Sarah Curran 2018 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Ananta Dave 2019 (C) Committee Member
Dr Virginia Davies 2013 (C) Committee Member
Dr Nicola Dawson 2013 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Sharada Deepak 2019 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Suyog Dhakras 2017 (C) SAC Chair
Prof. Tamsin Ford 2015 (C) Committee Member
Dr Nicole Fung 2017 (E) Committee Member
Dr Rajesh Gowda 2017 (E) Committee Member
Dr Muhammad Gul 2015 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Amani Hassan 2018 (C) Wales
Dr Shermin Imran 2015 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Tina Irani 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr David Kingsley 2017 (C) Committee Member
Dr Abdullah Kraam 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Leopold Kroll 2017 (E) Committee Member
Dr Clare Lamb 2018 (C) Committee Member
Dr Holan Liang 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Elaine Lockhart 2016 (C) Scotland
Dr Mark Lovell 2017 (C) Committee Member
Dr Jose Mediavilla 2019 (E) Committee Member
Prof. Helen Minnis 2017 (C) Committee Member
Dr Shashi Muniswamy Govindaswamy 2015 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Tessa Myatt 2014 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Saeed Nazir 2016 Committee Member
Dr Guy Northover 2016 (C) Committee Member
Dr Lynne Oldman 2015 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Dennis Ougrin 2019 (C) Committee Member
Dr Priyanka Palimar 2018 (C) Committee Member
Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury 2018 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Edward Pepper 2019 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Parthasarathy Pushparaja Sekaran 2015 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr priya Rajyaguru 2018 (C) Committee Member
Dr Sarah Rawlinson 2017 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Mark Rodgers 2017 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Paramala Santosh 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Fionnuala Stuart 2019 (C) Committee Member
Dr Louise Theodosiou 2019 (E) Committee Member
Mrs Toni Wakefield 2017 (C) Carers Representative
Dr Susan Walker 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Birgit Westphal 2019 (C) Committee Member
Dr David Williams 2009 (C) Committee Member
Dr Richard Wilson 2015 (C) Northern Ireland

Contact the executive committee by emailing Stella Galea, Faculty & Committee Manager

Regional representatives play a vital role for the college. Although our key role is to quality check the jobs advertised by NHS organisations, we also provide vital information to the college about local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS). We aim to meet three times a year through teleconferencing.

Regional representatives are also members of the faculty Executive Committee. We contribute to working groups and other work streams at a national level. It’s a valuable networking opportunity and we all receive one day training to enable us to undertake our roles.

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Regional representatives are appointed by the geographical divisions of the College in England and devolved nations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and we're members of their local Executive, which gives us direct links with all the specialities.

There are 21 regional representatives including representatives from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Regional representative

Division or devolved nation

Dr Nicky Adrian London SW
Dr Nisha Balan Trent
Dr Anupam Bhardwaj and Dr Anna Conway Morris Eastern
Dr Ivona Bialas  South Eastern 
Dr Aileen Blower RCPsych in Scotland vice chair
Dr Anna Boyce and Dr Nicola Dawson Yorkshire
Dr Debra Bradley North Western
Dr Sarah Curran and Dr Paramala Santosh London South East
Dr Sharada Deepak  Oxford 
Dr Muhammad Gul West Midlands
Dr Shermin Imran North Western
Dr Shashi Kiran North Eastern
Dr Tessa Myatt Mersey
Dr Saeed Nazir Regional Rep lead
Dr Lynne Oldman Wessex
Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury and Dr Raj Sekaran London C & NE
Dr Edward Pepper Yorkshire
Dr Sarah Rawlinson South West
Dr Mark Rodgers RCPsych in Northern Ireland vice chair

The paediatric liaison network is an international group of child and adolescent psychiatrists who work with paediatric staff. We discuss clinical and non-clinical issues, particularly policy and the promotion of mental health in paediatric practice.

We meet in conferences in various UK locations twice a year.

If you are interested in joining, please email stella.galea@rcpsych.ac.uk 

To join us, login to the members' section and  select your faculties.

If you would like to get in touch, please email us.
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