Programme Board Members’
Karina Marshall-Tate is the Head of Education and Training for the Estia Centre. She is an experienced learning disability nurse who has worked across specialist inpatient and community services in South London for people with a learning disability and additional mental illness. Karina’s areas of special interest are in the mental health needs of adults with learning disabilities and education and training to enhance clinical practice and workforce development. Prior to becoming Head of Education and Training, Karina led a two year project scoping the education and training needs of clinicians in relation to learning disabilities and developing and delivering training initiatives such as eLearning, Clinical Simulation and skills based conferences to enhance clinical practice and reduce health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities.
Angie Degen, Executive Assistanthas worked for the Estia since 2005 and offers marketing and business support for the Centre. Angie graduated in 2008 with a post graduate degree in management studies.
Jean O'Hara is clinical director for the Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry CAG within King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. She has been a consultant in the psychiatry of intellectual disabilities for over 20 years and has extensive experience working with ethnic minority communities in inner city areas. In addition to her clinical and management roles, she has developed and published research and training materials on ethnicity and diversity. This work has been reflected in Good Practice Guidance (RCPsych 2011) and several books including Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry (2007) and Clinical Topics in Cultural Psychiatry (2010). She oversees the training, consultancy and research programme at the Estia Centre, is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, an elected member of Council at the Royal Society of Medicine and past President of the Psychiatric Section. From 2007-2014 she chaired the London-wide specialist training committee at the London Deanery; and from 2001-2009 was an examiner with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr O’Hara co-edited ‘Intellectual Disability and Ill-Health: a review of the evidence’ (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and is co-editor for the journal, ‘Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities’
|Dr Robertson is a consultant psychiatrist in both the National Autism Unit, Behavioural Genetic and the Autism Assessment Clinic of South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Dene is also the Service Line Lead for the Neurodevelopmental, Behavioural & Developmental Psychiatry, Clinical Academic Group.|
Feizal Mohubally is the Deputy Director for Neurodevelopmental Services, Strategy and Business for BDP and Addictions CAG. He has extensive operational management experience in Inpatient and Community Adult Mental Health Services, Offender Health Service, MHLD and Neurodevelopmental services. He has also developed service and business development experience during his career.He initially trained as a psychiatric nurse and has clinically worked in both inpatient and community settings. He has since read and completed advanced training in Management and Business Development Studies at Masters level.
Annie has held a number of roles working with adults with intellectual disabilities with behaviour described as challenging to services and is currently working as a Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner (BSS) with the mental health in learning disability team. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology in Learning Disabilities (Challenging Behaviour) at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent in 2004.
Dr Sam Riches has supported people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles, from volunteer youth worker, as a trustee of a small charity for people with a learning disability and now as a qualified clinical psychologist since 1995. Since qualifying she has specialised in the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities and has been based in the London borough of Lambeth since 2009. Dr Riches helps to review and deliver training at the Estia centre and has a particular interest in the impact of bullying and discrimination on the emotional lives of people with learning disabilities.
Barbara Barter currently works as a Clinical Psychologist with the mental health in learning disability team in SLaM since qualifying from North Wales in 2010. She has an interest in mindfulness, third wave behavioural approaches and clinical health psychology.
Dr Kieron Beard has worked as a clinical psychologist in the Mental Health in Learning Disabilities team in SLaM since qualifying from the University of Liverpool in 2013. Prior to undertaking his doctoral programme in clinical psychology he worked as a senior support worker and home manager for a specialist learning disability challenging behaviour and intensive support service. Kieron has a special interest in human rights and social justice approaches to psychological care, enabling compassionate support networks, sexuality and identity.
Professor Declan Murphy trained in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry (IOP). He undertook his research training at the IOP and at the National Institutes of Health (NIH,USA). His research interest is in the genetic and environmental determinants of brain development and behaviour.
Nick Bouras is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Health Service and Population Research Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and Director of The Maudsley International.
He has been a member of several National and International organisations including Chairman, World Psychiatric Association, Section of Psychiatry of Mental Health and Intellectual Disability, Vice President of the European Association of Mental Health in Intellectual Disability and Vice President of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability.
He has published widely and is member of the Editorial Boards of several journals.
Eddie Chaplin is the Associate Professor, South bank University. He has had extensive clinical experience in local and national mental health services for people with neurodevelopmental Disabilities. He has also developed a number of academic courses at masters level relating to offending and the mental health of people with intellectual disability and/or autism. Eddie has an extensive publication portfolio and is Principal Editor for the Advances in Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities Journal, including the first guided self-help manual specifically aimed at people with Intellectual Disabilities.
Marina is an experienced Learning Disability Nurse who has worked in specialist mental health services since she qualified in 2002. Marina has an MSc in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London. Her areas of special interest include the mental health needs of adults with learning disabilities, and the education and training of Nurses and support workers.
Geraldine Holt is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Health Service and Population Research Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
She is Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Executive Committee of the Faculty for the Psychiatry of Learning Disability, Co-chair of the World Psychiatric Association of Mental Retardation and Secretary and Treasurer of the European Association of Mental Health in Mental Retardation.
She has served on a number of national working parties, and has published widely.
Steve Hardy is a Consultant Nurse in Learning Disabilities at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. He has worked in mental health services for people with learning disabilities for the past two decades and has widely published in this area.
Barley Oliver is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She is manages the Psychology Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities in the London Borough of Lewisham, this includes a Counselling Service, a Behavioural Support Service and a Specialist Psychology Service. She has recently completed research for her PhD which explored the development of an outcome measure for use with people with learning disabilities who are receiving psychotherapy interventions.
Steve Moss has worked for nearly 30 years in disability research, and during the 1990’s, he directed a Department of Health funded programme of research on the detection and diagnosis of mental disorders in this population which saw the PAS-ADD assessment system (Psychiatric Assessment Schedules for Adults with Developmental Disabilities). The PAS-ADD tools have become increasingly widely used in UK services, and also in Australia, North America and Europe (where they have been translated into Spanish, Dutch, German and Greek).Most recently Steve has developed the ChA-PAS.
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