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The Faculty of Academic Psychiatry aims to promote, facilitate, and stimulate interest in high-quality clinical research and teaching.

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Member Year of joining Position
Prof. Anne Lingford-Hughes 2016 (E) Chair
Prof. Hugo Critchley 2016 (E) Vice Chair
Prof. Ania Korszun 2017 (E) Financial Officer
Prof. Kathryn Abel 2014 (E) Committee Member
Prof. Thomas Burns 2014 (E) Committee Member
Dr Mary Cannon 2016 (E) Committee Member
Dr Vivienne Curtis 2016 (E) Committee Member
Dr Paola Dazzan 2014 (E) Committee Member
Prof. Michael Fitzgerald 2014 (E) Committee Member
Dr Golam Khandaker 2014 (E) Committee Member
Prof Stephen Kisely 2016 (E) Committee Member
Dr Belinda Lennox 2014 (E) Committee Member
Dr Dheeraj Rai 2016 (E) Committee Member
Prof. Sukhinder Shergill 2016 (E) Committee Member
Prof. Kamaldeep Bhui 2015 (C) Committee Member
Dr Helen Crimlisk 2017 (C) Committee Member
Prof. Tamsin Ford 2017 (C) Committee Member
Prof. Ian Jones 2008 (C) Committee Member
Prof. Ania Korszun 2010 (C) Committee Member
Prof. Stephen Lawrie 2010 (C) Scottish Division Representative
Dr Hamish McAllister-Williams 2011 (C) Committee Member
Dr Francis O'Neill 2008 (C) Northern Ireland Representative
Dr Shubulade Smith 2016 (C) Committee Member
Dr Andrew Stanfield 2010 (C) Website Content Editor
Dr James Walters 2016 (C) Welsh Division Representative
Prof. Peter Woodruff 2015 (C) Immediate Past Chair
Prof. Allan Young 2016 (C) Psychopharmacology
Dr Tarek Zghoul 2016 (C) PTC Representative

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Notice of Election

Vacancies will arise on the Academic Psychiatry Faculty executive in 2018 (to take office from 25 June 2018) for the positions of:

  • Executive Committee members (seven vacancies)

Nominations are invited by 9 March 2018.

Contact: Richa Kataria via:





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