About us

Our purpose is to liaise with, and help educate and inform:

  • members
  • colleagues within the College
  • external statutory and voluntary groups and agencies.

We believe that this will support the aim of improving the standard of care given to those who look to us for help.

Due to increasing sub-specialisation, we feel it is important that members' views are adequately represented.

Executive committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr William Boland 2019 (E) Chair
Dr Jonathan Scott 2019 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Asif Bachlani 2019 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Alessandro Colasanti 2017 (C) Academic Secretary
Dr Andrea Malizia 2017 (E) Academic Secretary
Dr Nozomi Akanuma 2017 (E) Committee Member
Dr Daniel Armstrong 2017 (E) Committee Member
Dr William Boland 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Helen Crimlisk 2019 (C) Committee Member
Dr Oliver Dale 2017 (E) Committee Member
Dr Subodh Dave 2015 (C) Committee Member
Dr Nora Gribbin 2016 (C) Committee Member
Dr Sumeet Gupta 2017 (E) Committee Member
Mrs Jacquie Jamieson 2017 (C) User/Carer Representative
Mrs Kate King 2017 (C) User/Carer Representative
Dr Imran Malik 2017 (E) Committee Member
Dr Rowan McClean 2017 (C) Northern Ireland
Dr Joanna Moncrieff 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Andrew Moore 2017 (E) Committee Member
Dr Balarao Oruganti 2015 (C) Wales
Dr Christopher Pell 2019 (A) Committee Member
Dr Russell Razzaque 2017 (E) Committee Member
Dr Abdi Sanati 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Nicholas Stafford 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Thomas Stockmann 2019 (C) Committee Member
Dr Hina Tahseen 2019 (A) Committee Member
Dr Jon Van Niekerk 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Indira Vinjamuri 2018 (C) Committee Member
Dr Latha Weston 2017 (E) Committee Member




Dr Asif BachlaniLondon - South West
Dr Yennunanda Vishnu GopalTrent
Dr Rachna Gurtu BansalEastern
Dr Rupesh AdimulamEastern
Dr Mukesh KripalaniLondon - North East and Central
VacantSouth West
Dr Chris MortimoreSouth West
Dr Simmi Sachdeva-MohanSouth Eastern (Oxford)
Dr Smita PanditSouth Eastern (Oxford)
Dr Gurprit PannuSouth Eastern
Dr Nicholas StaffordWest Midlands
Dr Shahid QuraishiNorth West
Dr Venkatraghavan RamaswamyNorth East
Dr Parveen SharmaNorth West
Dr Bapu RavindranathMersey
Dr Debakanta BeheraMersey
Dr Johnathan ScottLondon - North West
Dr Baxi SinhaNorth East
Dr Julie RobinsonYorkshire
Dr Mona-Lisa KwentohYorkshire
VacantLondon - South East
Dr Catherine McDonnellNorthern Ireland
Dr McClean RowanNorthern Ireland
VacantNorthern Ireland
Dr Umama KhanSouth Eastern (Wessex)
Dr Sunil JosephWales
Dr Bala OrugantiWales
VACANTWest Scotland
Dr Jim CrabbScotland
VacantSouth East Scotland
VacantEast Scotland
Dr Alastair PalinNorth Scotland

General Adult psychiatrists make up 40% of the psychiatrists working in the UK, and our faculty is the route by which our views are represented in the College and beyond.

Our numbers and our workloads mean that we are the backbone of psychiatry in the services in which we work, and it is therefore important that this perspective is represented through the structures of the College and more widely.

We are committed to the delivery of comprehensive, high quality secondary care mental health services and see the role of well trained and well supported psychiatrists as central to this goal.

By promoting the importance of our everyday work, we seek to support members as they continue to show great commitment to their patients, their patients’ families and the communities in which they work even during times of financial pressure and constraint. 

General adult psychiatrists are skilled in the management of complexity and risk, and these skills are of immense benefit to the people who we see and the organisations and communities in which we work. As a faculty we need to understand the challenges we all face, as well as the successes we achieve.

All members of our faculty are part of this and we want to continue to support our members vigorously in the work they do.

All of us at every level can lead, and our faculty exists to encourage us all to see that we can do this.

View our nine clinical networks designed to support our members.

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