Dr Lynch receives prestigious award

The chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Northern Ireland, Dr Gerry Lynch has been awarded the prestigious Visiting Professor title from Ulster University.

The coveted award was given to Dr Lynch for his contribution to mental health services and research - spanning more than 20 years.

Speaking about the acclaimed award, Dr Gerry Lynch said: “It’s a pleasure to receive this title from Ulster University and I am thrilled to be passing on my knowledge to young doctors and other mental health professionals.

“It really is a great honour to be recognised in this way and a huge thank you to the university. This includes Professor Leavey, who was instrumental in the nomination process and for the staff at the College for organising this.”

Professor Gerry Leavey from the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Ulster University, said: “I am delighted that Dr Lynch has been honored by the university for his dedicated and unstinting efforts to improve psychiatric services in Northern Ireland.

“He has always been a tremendous supporter of research and remains a wonderful champion for people with mental health problems.”

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