About us

Executive committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Cressida Manning 2023 (E) Chair
Dr Sarah Taha 2023 (C) Vice Chair
Dr Zeyn Green-Thompson 2022 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Kate Adlington 2022 (C) Higher Trainee Representative
Dr Julie Anderson 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Giles Berrisford 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Marisa Casanova Dias 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Victoria Chamorro 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Sarah Cohen 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Jennifer Cooke 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Manal El-Maraghy 2020 (E) Committee Member
Dr Tatjana Fawzi 2022 (C) Higher Trainee Representative
Prof. David Foreman 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Janine Griffiths 2020 (C) SAS Doctor Representative
Dr Rina Gupta 2022 (C) Committee Member
Dr Rebecca Horne 2022 (C) Committee Member
Dr Zainab Imam 2020 (C) Committee Member
Dr Jelena Jankovic 2021 Committee Member
Dr Chrishanthy Jayarajah 2020 (E) Committee Member
Miss Karen Joash 2021 (C) RCOG Representative
Dr Lynsey McAlpine 2022 (C) Higher Trainee Representative
Ms Karen Middleton 2019 (C) Committee Member
Dr Judith O'Neill 2023 (C) Northern Ireland
Dr Imrana Puttaroo 2023 (C) PTC Rep
Dr Paul Ramchandani 2023 (C) Committee Member
Dr Divya Sakhuja 2020 (C) Wales
Dr Trudi Seneviratne 2020 (C) Immediate Past Chair
Dr Sushma Sundaresh 2022 (E) Committee Member
Dr Salina Van Rhijn 2022 (E) Committee Member

Our aims

  • To promote the subject of perinatal psychiatry within the College
  • To provide a network of support and information for interested psychiatrists
  • To promote the provision of services for childbearing women with mental health problems
  • To develop educational opportunities for psychiatrists in training
  • To foster research in the area of perinatal psychiatry
  • To act as a resource for the College in its links with other related professional bodies, governmental organisations and the public.

Our priorities

  • Education, training and CPD
    • Define and promote competencies for perinatal consultants
  • Clinical service development and policy
    • Promote the development of perinatal managed care networks in all areas, as per NICE guidance, to support efficient service delivery along clear care pathways
    • Develop guidance on safeguarding children in the context of perinatal psychiatry
    • Lead the development of outcomes definitions and PBR relating to perinatal psychiatry, and closely monitor developments on commissioning
    • Ensure perinatal and infant mental health is included in the public mental health agenda as it develops
    • Workforce planning: maintain or increase the number of trainee perinatal psychiatrists.
  • Set up a formal research network.

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