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 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr Nicholas Barnes 2018 (C) Committee Member
Miss Zara Baxter 2017 (C) Committee Member
Dr Anupam Bhardwaj 2017 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Aileen Blower 2017 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Anna Boyce 2016 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Debra Bradley 2015 (RRO) 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 Anna Conway Morris 2019 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Sarah Curran 2018 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Ananta Dave 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr Virginia Davies 2013 (C) Committee Member
Dr Nicola Dawson 2013 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Suyog Dhakras 2017 (C) SAC Chair
Dr Sukru Ercan 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr Elizabeth Fellow-Smith 2015 (C) Committee Member
Prof. Tamsin Ford 2015 (C) Committee Member
Prof. David Foreman 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 Lee Hudson 2018 (C) Committee Member
Dr Shermin Imran 2015 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Susan Jennings 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr David Kingsley 2017 (C) Committee Member
Dr Leopold Kroll 2017 (E) Committee Member
Dr Clare Lamb 2018 (C) Committee Member
Dr Elaine Lockhart 2016 (C) Scotland
Mrs Michelle Long 2015 (C) Committee Member
Dr Mark Lovell 2017 (C) 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 Priyanka Palimar 2018 (C) Committee Member
Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury 2018 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Parthasarathy Pushparaja Sekaran 2015 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr priya Rajyaguru 2018 (C) Committee Member
Prof. Sandeep Ranote 2015 (C) Committee Member
Dr Madhava Rao 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr Sarah Rawlinson 2017 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Rafik Refaat 2015 (E) Committee Member
Dr Mark Rodgers 2017 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Paramala Santosh 2010 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Michael Shaw 2010 (C) Committee Member
Dr Louise Theodosiou 2017 (C) Committee Member
Mrs Toni Wakefield 2017 (C) Carers Representative
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 Debra Bradley

North Western

Dr Mark Rodgers

Northern Ireland

Dr Anna Boyce and Dr Nicola Dawson

Yorkshire

Dr Muhammad Gul

West Midlands

Dr Shermin Imran

North Western

Dr Shashi Kiran

North Eastern

Vacancy

London NW

Dr Aileen Blower

Scottish Division Vice Chair

Dr Anupam Bhardwaj and Dr Nigel Hughes

Eastern

Dr Tessa Myatt

Mersey

Dr Saeed Nazir

Trent, RR lead

Dr Lynne Oldman

Wessex

Dr Paramala Santosh and Dr Sarah Curran

London SE

Dr Raj Sekaran and Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury

London C & NE

Dr Sameer Awadalla

Wales

Dr Sarah Rawlinson

South West

Dr Anna Boyce

Northern and Yorkshire

Dr Michael Wardell

KSS

Dr Guy Northover

Oxford

Subject

Working group leads

Functional Problems Working Group

Dr John Goldin
Dr Ananta Dave
Dr Max Davie
Facing the Future (FtF) Project Dr Shashi Kiran
Building and sustaining specialist CAMHS to improve outcomes for children and young people (revision), CR182

Dr Andrew Hill-Smith
Dr Liz Fellow-Smith
Dr Sandeep Ranote
Safe Patient, High Quality Services: a guide to job descriptions and job plans for consultant psychiatrists (revision), CR174 Dr Ananta Dave
Standards on the use of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (England and Wales) (review), CR159 Dr Liz Fellow-Smith
Child Abuse and Neglect: the role of mental health services, CR120
Dr Ananta Dave
Dr Mike Shaw
Leadership competences for trainees. Dr Refaat

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