BIGSPD are excited to announce the following keynote speakers will be attending Conference 2020!!
Dr Joel Paris
Dr Joel Paris was born in New York City, but has spent most of his life in Canada. He obtained an MD from McGill University, where he also trained in psychiatry. Dr. Paris has been a member of the McGill psychiatry department since 1972. Since 1994, he has been a full Professor, and served as Department Chair from 1997 to 2007. He was appointed Emeritus Professor in 2018. Dr. Paris is currently a Research Associate at the SMBD-Jewish General Hospital, and heads personality clinics at the JGH and the MUHC. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Paris’ research interest is in borderline personality disorder. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Paris has been conducting research on the biological and psychosocial causes, as well as the long-term outcome of BPD. Dr. Paris has over 200 peer-reviewed articles, and is the author of 22 books and 50 book chapters. Dr. Paris is an educator who has supervised psychiatric evaluation with residents for over 40 years, and who has won awards for his teaching.
Prof. Paul McCrone
Professor Paul McCrone is a health economist at the University of Greenwich, having joined in 2019. He was previously at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London), where he worked for 27 years after having previously worked at the University of Kent. He has worked on a large number of economic studies in health and social care. Currently he is involved in evaluations in psychiatry, neurology and palliative care. He also teaches health economics to Masters level students, supervises PhD students, and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals. He is also involved in policy discussions around health funding and is involved in the NIHR-funded Mental Health Policy Research Unit.
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Dr Neil Armstong
Dr Neil Armstrong is Director of Studies for Archaeology and Anthropology and Stipendiary Lecturer in Anthropology at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. His research uses longstanding anthropological methods – principally ethnography – to investigate mental health and mental healthcare in the UK. He is particularly interested in how the institutional setting of care can be consequential and yet go unexamined by conventional researchers. For example, clinical relationships can be seen as the bedrock of effective mental healthcare, but have been transformed by institutional pressures on clinicians to behave in ways that are legible, predictable and accountable. He is currently writing a book of coproduced ethnographies of recovery. His research extends to addiction, therapeutic communities, life writing and religious experience.
Dr Anne Aiyegbusi
Dr Anne Aiyegbusi currently works part time in the NHS,managing a clinical network for personality disorder at West London NHS Trust. She is also a director, consultant nurse, psychotherapist and group analyst with Psychological Approaches CIC which is an independent training and consultancy company. Her nursing experience spans all levels from ‘ward to board’ in the NHS with the greater part of her career spent in forensic mental health services where, as a consultant nurse, she developed her interest in the emotional impact of caring for people with complex presentations including insecure attachment styles, trauma histories, ‘personality disorder’ and offending. Anne has devoted many years to understanding and working with the personal and interpersonal implications of this complexity for the individual, team and organisation. Anne is also interested in equality and diversity. She worked for many years in women’s services and is currently involved in promoting psychotherapeutic approaches to working with racism through her work as a forensic psychotherapist and group analyst. Anne has published and presented widely. She is in the process of co-authoring a book (with Anna Motz and Maxine Dennis) entitled ‘Invisible Trauma : Women, Difference and the Criminal Justice System.’ She is also writing a book entitled ‘On the Frontline: Working with Personality Disorder in Forensic Settings.’
Anna Motz is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with the Central and North West London Offender Care Service, and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with extensive experience of working with women with trauma and offending histories. Anna has been designing and delivering the trainings on working with women with histories of violence and trauma for many years as part of the Knowledge and Understanding Framework and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Female Offender Strategy, under the Ministry of Justice. She is the author of The Psychology of Female Violence: Crimes Against the Body, Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence and Editor of Managing Self Harm: Psychological Perspectives and the forthcoming book, Invisible Trauma:Women, Difference and the Criminal Justice System, jointly authored with Anne Aiyegbusi and Maxine Dennis. She has been the President of the International Association of Forensic Psychotherapy and has worked as an expert witness for over twenty five years. Her particular passion is in understanding violence, criminality and distress in women and working both with them and with the staff teams and organisations around them. Anna is also a Supervisor in Mentalisation Based Therapy and supervises teams across the United Kingdom and Ireland in MBT for men in the criminal justices system.