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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 Mohan Bhat 2022 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Suhana Ahmed 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Robert Barber 2020 (C) Committee Member
Dr Sarmishtha Bhattacharyya 2023 (C) Wales
Dr Ellena Businge 2023 (C) PTC Rep
Dr Elizabeth Dawson 2024 (C) Northern Ireland
Dr Charlotte Deasy 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Rebecca Fitton 2023 (C) Higher Trainee Representative
Dr Samantha Hamer 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Joanne Hew 2024 (C) Higher Trainee Representative
Dr Chineze Ivenso 2022 (E) Committee Member
Ms J Keen 2023 (C) Committee Member
Dr Thomas Lewis 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Sujoy Mukherjee 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Rashi Negi 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Vivek Pattan 2021 (C) Scotland
Dr Feena Sebastian 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Shaheen Shora 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Sudip Sikdar 2024 (C) SAC Chair
Dr Kallur Suresh 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Anees-Ul-Haq Syed 2022 (E) Committee Member
Mr David Thomas 2024 (C) Committee Member
Dr Amanda Thompsell 2020 (C) Immediate Past Chair
Dr Benjamin Underwood 2022 (E) Committee Member

The Faculty's strategic aims 2021-2023:

1. To increase awareness and engagement of faculty members with regards to large scale national service developments 

2. To further increase the national and international profile of the Faculty on matters related to the mental health of all older people 

3. To continue to attract and retain the best and brightest doctors to our specialty, in part by optimising specialist training in old age psychiatry to meet the needs of the future workforce

4. To engage with faculty members proactively with regards to emergent treatments and models of care 

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Professional bodies/associations

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

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