Leadership Team

Programme Director


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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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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Dr Vivek Furtado

Associate Clinical Professor in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Warwick and Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist to an enhanced rehabilitation medium secure service in the West Midlands.

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Assistant Deputy Directors

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Dr Patricia Lockwood

Senior Research Fellow at University of Birmingham

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Dr Hayley Crawford

Assistant Professor at University of Warwick

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Dr Michelle O’Reilly

Associate Professor of Communication in Mental Health at University of Leicester

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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.

Directors of Training

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Kate Horton

PPI Lead

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Niyah Campbell

Youth Advisory Group Lead

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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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DTP Manager


Roxanne Lockett