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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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Aug
21
2018

Clair Chilvers

Clair was a cancer epidemiologist, first at the Institute of Cancer Research, then at the University of Nottingham where she was Professor of Epidemiology and Dean of the Graduate School.  

Clair joined the Research and Development Directorate at the Department of Health in 1999.

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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 education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

She has over ten years’ experience developing organisations that 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 consultant clinical psychologist who works in community services in Soutb West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.

 

She completed her PsychD at the University of Surrey and now co-chairs SLaM’s Psychology Service User Involvement Group.

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Nov
27
2019

Nathan Cope

Nathan is responsible for a range of operations and activities in his role as Chief Operating Officer for Otsuka, a pharmaceutical company with a heritage in mental health.

He is a trained management consultant and has held senior roles across the healthcare sector in scientific research, consulting and pharmaceuticals.

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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, working on the frontline with diverse groups, from the homeless, to those in criminal justice, and young people in care, as well as in community advocacy.

She holds a BA in Social Sciences and, having lived experience of mental health issues, she has also been a Peer Support worker in a mental health ward.

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Apr
21
2021

Lex Karageorghis

Lex (pronouns: he/him) is an experienced researcher and inclusion consultant who joined McPin’s Trustee Board in 2021.

As someone with lived experience of mental health conditions, Lex is passionate about McPin’s mission of furthering inclusive mental health research; Lex brings particular expertise in the fields of equality law, disability inclusion, and LGBTQIA+ inclusion.

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Apr
21
2021

Rhys Dore

Rhys is a paediatric doctor at Barts Health NHS Trust and an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow 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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