Board members


Sir Graham Thornicroft

Sir Graham Thornicroft chairs the Maudsley International Board. A psychiatrist and researcher, he has been involved in research studies aiming to improve mental health services all over the world, and in the development of UK mental health policy and initiatives to end stigma and discrimination against people who have mental health problems. He co-chaired the steering group responsible for international basic treatment guidelines for mental health problems, produced by the World Health Organisation in 2010 (the WHO mhGAP Implementation Guide), and now used by non-specialist healthcare workers in many countries in the developing world.

He is a professor of community psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, and a consultant psychiatrist working in community-based services run by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Nick Bouras

Nick Bouras is Maudsley International’s Joint Programme Director and a member of the operational team.

Rachel Evans

Rachel Evans is Director of Corporate Affairs at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). She also acts as Trust Secretary, and is responsible for governance, compliance, membership, legal services and public engagement. She has risk management responsibilities and contributes to the formulation of strategy, policy and delivery of corporate and statutory objectives within the organisation.

Rachel studied for a first degree in Law and European Law at the University of Bristol, and for a Master’s in International Business Law at the University of Manchester.

She previously worked for the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills where she led corporate change across government departments. She has significant experience in transforming Board governance and developing stakeholder and staff engagement, and has a particular interest in diversity and equality issues.


Rebecca Gray

Rebecca Gray is Chief Executive of the Maudsley Charity. She previously worked at the King’s Fund (an independent charity working to improve health and care in England), where she was director of communications and information. She has worked in the health sector in England since 1997, initially at the Alzheimer’s Society. She has held senior roles at Monitor (now part of NHS Improvement), at the former Healthcare Commission and its predecessor, the Commission for Health Improvement.


Tracey Power, managing director

Tracey Power is Maudsley International’s managing director and a member of the operational team.


Jonathan Rolfe


Jonathan Rolfe is Maudsley International’s Director of Business Strategy and Operations and a member of the operational team.


In addition, the following people are advisory members of the Board:

Dinesh Bhugra

Dinesh Bhugra CBE is s professor of mental health and cultural diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. He is also an honorary consultant at the Maudsley Hospital (run by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust), where he runs the sexual and couple therapy clinic.

From 2008 to 2011, he was President of the UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is now president of the Mental Health Foundation, a UK charity, and president of the World Psychiatric Association (2014-2017). He was awarded a CBE by the Queen in 2012 for services to psychiatry.

His research interests are in cultural psychiatry, sexual dysfunction and service development.

He has developed teaching modules and short courses for medical students and psychiatric trainees about cultural psychiatry and about cinema and psychiatry.

Tom Craig

Tom Craig is Maudsley International’s Joint Programme Director and a member of the operational team.

Paola Dazzan 

Paola Dazzan is a professor of neurobiology of psychosis and Vice Dean International at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.

She studied medicine at the University of Cagliari, Italy; completed her psychiatry training at the Maudsley Hospital; and undertook her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry (now IoPPN).

Her main research interest is the use of brain imaging techniques to study the early stages of psychosis and postpartum psychoses.

She is internationally known for her work on the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data and other biological measures such as neurodevelopmental indices, stress and reproductive hormones.

She is also interested in understanding how antipsychotic drugs affect brain structure and function, and in exploring how to use imaging to predict response to treatment and clinical outcome. In 2014, she was named Academic Researcher of the Year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer CBE is Chief Executive of Mind, a mental health charity working in England and Wales to improve services and promote understanding, and to provide advice and support to people who have mental health problems and their families. Mind is a partner in the Time to Change campaign, the biggest ever campaign in England to tackle stigma and discrimination around mental health.

He chaired the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce, set up in 2015 to lead a programme of work to create a Five Year Forward View for Mental Health for the NHS in England.

He chairs the NHS England Mental Health Patient Safety Board; is an advisor to the Catholic Bishops on mental health; and was a member of the Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing set up by the Metropolitan Police. He chairs the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), the UK’s largest network of voluntary organisation leaders, and is a trustee at Lloyds Bank Foundation for England Wales. The Foundation supports charities that help people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives.

He was awarded a CBE by the Queen in 2016 for services to mental health.

Norman Sartorius

Norman Sartorius is a psychiatrist and university professor, former director of the World Health Organisation’s Division of Mental Health and former president of the World Psychiatric Association and Association of European Psychiatrists. In 2007, patient-led organisation GAMIAN-Europe described him as ‘one of the most prominent and influential psychiatrists of his generation.’

He is currently president of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, an organisation that aims to help improve the care of people who have mental health problems across the world.

Dr Sartorius holds professional appointments at the Universities of Beijing, London, Prague, St Louis, New York and Zagreb. He holds honorary doctorates of the Universities of Bath, Copenhagen, Prague and Umea, and is an honorary fellow of the UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists, of the American College of Psychiatry and of the Royal Australian and of the New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.



 

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Sir Graham Thornicroft

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Rachel Evans

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Rebecca Gray

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Tom Craig

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Paola Dazzan

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Paul Farmer

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