Dr Nicholas Meyer
Nicholas Meyer MRCPsych is MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), London. He is interested in sleep and circadian disturbances in severe mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, and has led the Sleepsight research study which harnesses digital technologies to monitor sleep in these populations. He undertook medical training at the University of Oxford, and trained in psychiatry in SLaM.06/09/2019
Dr Harriet Mellotte
Dr Harriet Mellotte is a Clinical Psychologist in South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust working with clients who experience distressing positive symptoms of psychosis. She has a particular interest in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and psychosis.
Harriet previously worked for the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service which provided psychological support to people affected by Grenfell Tower fire. She also has experience working with individuals who have suffered distress as a result of rape and sexual assault and veterans who have be exposed to war.
Harriet has a 1st class degree in BSc Psychology, a diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and a doctorate in clinical psychology.04/09/2019
Danielle is the Clinical Specialist Service Lead at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust & has her own private practice. She is a highly experienced clinical lead & clinician within the eating disorders field and NHS. Some of the key skills of her role include working with complex patients, staff development, care pathways, quality improvement & ensuring effective translation of research to practice. She is co-author of book chapters and many research papers and led the team to win various prestigious awards including the British Medical Journal Award.
Danielle is one of the developers of FREED (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders) and Project Lead. She is proud to see how FREED has helped patients & their families access the care they need and is looking forward to ensuring FREED is spread nationally and internationally so it is available to all. She is also involved in the PEACE project, establishing a care pathway and treatments for people with autism and anorexia. She plans to start her Doctorate in Psychotherapy Studies in September17/07/2019
Dr Tony Rao
Dr Tony Rao is an international expert on alcohol misuse and co-comorbid mental disorders (dual diagnosis) in older people, with over 20 years of clinical, research, and training experience in this area. He has developed a “Training the Trainers” programme on Alcohol Related Cognitive Impairment for Addaction and runs an annual CPD update on substance misuse in older people at The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Tony is currently dual diagnosis lead for older adults and chairs the PMOA Dual Diagnosis Group. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the IoPPN and was previously Visiting Professor at London South Bank University. Tony was Associate Dean at London Deanery from 2008 to 2012, having helped to set up the School of Psychiatry.
As well as hosting his own website www.alcoholandolderhealth.co.uk, Tony has contributed to policy development and research, with over 600 citations, several book chapters, and media involvement to improve public education around alcohol use disorders in older people.17/07/2019
I am a Consultant Liaison Neuropsychiatrist in the NHS. Employed by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, my main workplace is King’s College Hospital. I specialize in treatment and management of the psychiatric complications and comorbidities of neurological disorders. I have a strong interest in teaching and hold an honorary senior clinical lectureship at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London as a lead for the MSc in Clinical Neuroscience and organiser of the Maudsley grand rounds, I completed my psychiatry training at the Maudsley training programme as well as an 18-month clinical research fellowship at John Hopkins university, Baltimore, USA. I have been awarded research trainee of the year in 2014. Currently, I am working on reviewing management of acute disturbances in neuropsychiatric disorders as well as looking into the protentional cognitive benefits of deep brain stimulation.17/07/2019
Dr Emily Finch
She is currently on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) writing guidance on homelessness and substance use and legislation for medicinal cannabis. She was a member of the group revising the 2007 Drug misuse and dependence: guidelines on clinical management and is also a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. Emily is the vice-chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Addictions Executive. She is a co-chair of the London Joint Working Group on Hepatitis C.
She has recently chaired the NICE quality standard drug use disorders topic expert group. From 2004 to 2007 Emily was the Clinical Team Leader at the National Treatment Agency (NTA) where she took a lead in the clinical aspects of national drug policy and in liaising between the NTA and the professionals working in the field.
Emily teaches and lectures, on all aspects of addiction and supervises PhD students. She is an educational and clinical supervisor for psychiatric trainees. She is head of education and training for the Clinical Academic Group. Her research interests include the outcome of treatment for opiate users, hepatitis C and injectable prescribing. Emily is a Trustee of alcohol research UK and Gamcare.17/07/2019
Dr Nicky Kalk
Nicky Kalk is a consultant addiction psychiatrist who works in the King’s College Hospital Alcohol Care Team, which receives 200 substance-related referrals per month. She has previously worked in both in-patient detoxification and community drug and alcohol services. She has been research active for ten years in the addictions field. She has a post-graduate higher education teaching qualification.
Dr Daniel Harwood DM FRCPsych
I am a consultant psychiatrist at SLAM and Clinical Director for Psychological Medicine and Older Adult Services. My clinical work is mainly in the Lewisham Care Intervention Team; a nurse and psychology led service which works with care homes to deliver psychosocial interventions for people with behavioural and psychological symptoms and distress in the context of dementia. I also work at Croydon Memory Service. My research interests have been in suicide in older people and more recently I have been working with colleagues to try and improve the safety of prescribing for older people in our services. Prior to moving to London I worked at the Isle of Wight Memory Service working in inpatient, community, clinic, care home, and general hospital settings.17/07/2019
Delia Bishara BPharm, MSc, MCMHP
Delia Bishara graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Bath in 1997 and has worked at Barts and the London and East London and the City Mental Health Trusts for many years ; as well as spending a couple of years working in an acute psychiatric unit in Australia.17/07/2019
Alice Mills BA, PhD, DClinPsy, PgCert
Dr Alice Mills currently works on the specialist dementia inpatient ward, Psychological Medicine and Older Adult Directorate. She completed a Medical Research Council funded PhD and also a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) King’s College London.17/07/2019