Leadership Team


Professor Dorothee Auer

Professor of Neuroimaging and Head of the Division of Radiological & Imaging Sciences at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Deputy Directors

The Director is supported by four Deputy Directors, one at each university. The Deputy Directors deputise for the Director in their absence.

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Dr Joseph Manning MBE

Associate Professor in Children, Young People and Families Nursing at University of Nottingham

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Professor Matthew Broome

Academic psychiatrist and Director of the Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham.  He is a leader in the field of early psychosis and in the philosophy and ethics of mental health.

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Professor Noelle Robertson

A registered Clinical and Health Psychologist, practising in the NHS as a consultant in a physical health speciality, in addition to my role as Programme Director for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Course at the University of Leicester.

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Professor Swaran Singh

Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry at the University of Warwick and is an expert on early psychosis, somatisation, cultural and ethnic factors in mental illness, and mental health law.

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Assistant Deputy Directors

Currently recruiting for Assistant Deputy Director for University of Nottingham

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Dr Hayley Crawford

Assistant Professor at University of Warwick

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Dr Patricia Lockwood

Senior Research Fellow at University of Birmingham

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Dr Michelle O’Reilly

Associate Professor of Communication in Mental Health at University of Leicester

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Director of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Widening Participation (EDI&WP)

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Ms Stacy Johnson MBE

Ms Johnson is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham a nurse by training, and has a wealth of experience in improving EDI in academic and healthcare settings. She is on the Chief Nursing Officer’s BAME Advisory Group.

The EDI&WP Director supports the DTP Executive in monitoring and analysing EDI data, offering sector-wide best practice guidance to improve EDI culture; supports scholars’ WP activities, and is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the EDI, bullying and harassment policy.

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Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Coordinators

The PPI coordinators provide training for PPI members, coordinate PPI across the various projects, and manage the PPI newsletter and database.

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Kate Horton

PPI Lead

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Niyah Campbell

Youth Advisory Group Lead

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Project Officer

The project officer oversees day-to-day operations, finance, and communications.