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Feb
1
2013

Nick McNally (Chair)

Nick has been in leadership roles in clinical research and experimental medicine since 1999, first as Research & Development (R&D) Manager for the R&D Directorate at University College London Hospitals (UCLH), and more recently as the Director of Research Support at University College London, and Chief Operating Officer for the National Institute of Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre .

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Feb
1
2013

Amy Meadows

Amy is an experienced communications consultant, providing research, stakeholder management and branding advice to a range of public sector and charity clients working on social and environmental issues. She spent over 14 years at London social change agency Forster before establishing her own agency, Meadows Communications, in 2012.

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Nov
27
2019

Chris Lodge

Chris Lodge is a service user researcher with the Spectrum Centre at Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine. He worked for 6 years as an adult mental health support worker with Lancashire Care Foundation Trust (LCFT), developing socially inclusive projects in the community.

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Aug
21
2018

Clair Chilvers

Clair’s early career was as a cancer epidemiologist at the Institute of Cancer Research, University of London. She held the Chair of Epidemiology at Nottingham University for 10 years and for the latter part of that time was also Dean of the University’s Graduate School.

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Sep
19
2019

Colby Benari

Colby Benari is a passionate leader and CEO of In2scienceUK, a charity dedicated to empowering young people to choose STEM. She has over ten years of experience of developing programmes to promote diversity in higher education and research as well as building career pipelines to increase access to the full range of opportunities available in STEM.

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Feb
6
2013

Emma Harding

Emma Harding is a clinical psychologist specialising in working with people experiencing psychosis in Southwark, for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). She completed her PsychD at the University of Surrey and now co-chair’s SLaM’s Psychology Service User Involvement Group (PSUIG).

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Nov
27
2019

Nathan Cope

Nathan supports digital health interventions in mental health in his role of Chief Of Staff at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies Europe. He is a trained management consultant, working previously for PA Consulting Group across a range of life science organisations. He has held national and international senior roles across the healthcare sector; in scientific research, consulting, the pharmaceutical sector and has worked extensively with the NHS in a research capacity.

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Nov
6
2019

Rose McCabe

Rose McCabe is Professor of Clinical Communication at City, University of London. Her research focuses on how meaning and shared understanding is negotiated between healthcare professionals and the people they treat. She records professional-patient encounters and uses conversation analysis to identify how meaning is socially produced.  

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Apr
21
2021

Naheen Ali

Naheen has a decade of experience in the charity sector. She has worked on the frontline with different groups, including the homeless, those in criminal justice, refugees, children, young people in care, people with learning disabilities, as well as in community advocacy.

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Apr
21
2021

Alexia Karageorghis

Alexia is a Research Psychologist and experienced Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner who joined McPin’s Trustee Board in 2021. As a queer person who lives with multiple metal health conditions, Alexia has particular expertise around mental health, disability, and LGBTQIA+ inclusion, and is passionate about McPin’s mission of furthering inclusive mental health research.

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Apr
21
2021

Rhys Dore

Rhys is a paediatric doctor currently working within Barts Health NHS Trust and a part-time MSc student at University College London. He is a recipient of the Michelle Zalkin Scholarship for research into child protection and safeguarding and has a particular interest in the mental health of children and young people.

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