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Executive committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Mani Santhanakrishnan 2020 (E) Chair
Dr Josie Jenkinson 2020 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Sudip Sikdar 2018 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Mohan Bhat 2018 (E) Academic Secretary
Dr Suhana Ahmed 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Charlotte Allan 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Saminathan Anand 2017 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Alex Bailey 2018 (C) SAC Chair
Dr Udaya Balakrishna 2020 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Velagapudi Bapuji Rao 2013 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Robert Barber 2020 (C) Committee Member
Dr Conor Barton 2016 (RRO) Northern Ireland
Dr Tim Beanland 2013 (O) Committee Member
Dr Manraj Singh Bhamra 2019 (C) Higher Trainee Representative
Dr Sarmishtha Bhattacharyya 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Andrew Crombie 2017 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Martin Curtice 2018 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Adam Daly 2018 (C) Scotland
Dr Sharon Holland 2020 (C) PTC Rep
Dr Anitha Howard 2017 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Chineze Ivenso 2017 (C) Wales
Dr Katherine Jefferies 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Nwaorima Kamalu 2020 (C) Higher Trainee Representative
Dr Farooq Khan 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Sheena MacKenzie 2010 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Naghma Malik 2018 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Beata Mougey 2016 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Sujoy Mukherjee 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Alison Napier 2017 (RRO) Committee Member
Dr Rashi Negi 2020 (C) Committee Member
Dr Sharon Nightingale 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Tolulope Olusoga 2019 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Stephen Orleans Foli 2013 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Manoj Rajagopal 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Aniruddha Rajkonwar 2020 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Jonathan Richardson 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Joanne Rodda 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Judy Rubinsztein 2019 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Kapila Sachdev 2020 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Sachin Shetty 2019 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Hari Subramaniam 2017 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Arjun Thampy 2017 (RRO) Regional Representative
Dr Amanda Thompsell 2020 (C) Immediate Past Chair
Dr Latha Velayudhan 2017 (RRO) Regional Representative

Our Executive has agreed the following strategic aims for 2018-2020:

  1. To enhance further the national and international profile of and wider relevance of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry on matters related to the mental health of older people of all ethnicity
  2. To attract and successfully retain, within old age psychiatry, the best doctors at every level of their professional career
  3. To focus our membership engagement on those who are difficult to engage so that faculty executive is better able to reflect and represent the views of the entire faculty membership
  4. To increase awareness of mental health conditions in older people of all ethnicity

For a summary of what the Executive have been doing to achieve these aims please see the newsletter.

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Professional bodies/associations

All members of the Old Age Faculty now have membership to the European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry.

We're always looking for older people who have experienced poor mental health who can talk to the media. If you would you be happy to share your experiences, please email us.

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