Dr Gary Lamph

Dr Gary Lamph

Academic Chair

Dr Gary Lamph is one of BIGSPD’s longest Standing Executive Members; he has held a variety of officer positions including Secretary 2017-2019; Communications Officer 2019-2023; and current office as Academic Chair since 2023.

He is employed as a Clinical Academic, in the position of ‘Reader of Mental Health Nursing’ at Keele University and Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. Gary has over 25 years’ experience working in mental health services. He is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with experience of facilitating DBT and MBT group interventions. He has worked in a range of services aligned to the policy led modernisation of mental health services, including forensic inpatients, crisis resolution and home treatment, early intervention in psychosis, psychological therapies services and personality disorder services.

He was the winner of the 2011 National Nursing Times Award in Mental Health for leading on the development of a co-produced Multi-Agency Personality Disorder strategy in his role as Advanced Practitioner in Personality Disorder and held a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (2014-2016) and been a co-applicant on three NIHR funded Multi-centre Randomised Controlled Trials. His PhD was entitled ‘Enhancing understanding of the experience of people with common mental health disorders and co-morbid personality disorder traits who present to Primary Care IAPT services’. Both his clinical and research interests are focussed upon enhancing earlier effective service provisions and treatments for people with personality disorder / complex emotional needs and he is actively involved in the relational practice movement.

Gary is a trained and experienced personality disorder trainer who has led KUF implementation strategies, led the development of a Regional NHS Northwest E-Learning programme for personality disorder awareness and more recently led the development of the Northern Regional Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Higher Education Programme as Programme Director (2019-2022). See link below for academic profile.

Dr Gary Lamph (worktribe.com)