At St Andrew's Healthcare we have Psychiatrists working at all three hospitals including Northampton, Essex and Birmingham. They are among the best in their field and have an experienced background in mental health.
Dr Sanjith Kamath has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2007, working in both the NHS and the private sector before joining St Andrew's Healthcare in 2012. He has an interest in service development and is also a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. He also has a MBA.
Sanjith became Clinical Director for the Women’s Mental Health Pathway in 2015 and has been involved in developing new services including establishing our Women’s Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). He was heavily involved in implementing outcomes driven, value-based healthcare across the Charity, leading to his appointment as Executive Medical Director in 2018.
Ash is a Consultant General Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist, Deputy Medical Director, Chair of the Data Subgroup of the national Adult Secure Clinical Reference Group and Clinical member the East Midlands provider collaborative clinical reference group (IMPACT). He is also in the final year of an MBA at Henley Business School.
He has 18 years experience working in secure care, across all levels of adult security with also extensive experience in adolescent secure services. He has been in several clinical and medical management leadership positions including Clinical Director and Associate Medical Director positions. His key interests lie in the clinical governance and quality improvement of secure services, in particular reducing restrictive practices, best practice in risk assessment and management and use of technology to improve quality and reduce waste.
Dr Katina Anagnostakis joined St Andrew’s from the NHS as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in 2008. Her clinical focus has been in adult forensic mental health services, especially where there is complex co-morbidity with personality disorder.
She is a qualified Dialectical Behaviour Therapist (DBT), is actively involved in clinical research and has held senior leadership roles in medical education, medical regulation and with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has a record of fostering a creative learning culture to drive quality improvement and innovation.
Dr Liz Beber joined St Andrew’s in March 2009. A Learning Disability Psychiatrist by background, she has held a number of managerial positions since joining St Andrew’s including Strategic Lead for Learning Disability and ASD Services, Lead Psychiatrist and Clinical Director for the Women’s Service, Clinical Director for the Learning Disability Pathway and more recently, Clinical Lead for the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) IPU.
Dr Muthu Natarajan is Clinical Director for our Dementia, Huntington's Disease and Acquired Brain Injury division.
He has been with St Andrew's since 2010, specialising in forensic psychiatry for older adults and working closely with NHS commissioners to improve clinical services. Muthu has spoken at numerous conferences and written in mental healthcare journals.
Dr Alexander Hamilton is a consultant forensic psychiatrist and specialist in Deaf mental health. Although hearing, coming from a Deaf family he grew up using BSL and with an understanding of Deaf culture. He undertook his specialist training in Dorset, Hampshire, Broadmoor Hospital, and at the National High Secure Deaf Service at Rampton Hospital before becoming the consultant for the Medium Secure Deaf Service at St Andrew’s in Northampton. He is currently also the clinical director for the Medium Secure services at St Andrew’s.
In addition to his clinical work, Alex chairs the Deaf Mental Health Working Group for NHSE, sits on the Specialist Mental Health Clinical Reference Group for NHSE and is on the executive of the European Society for Mental Health and Deafness. He has also been a trustee of the British Society of Mental Health and Deafness.
Dr Alan Smith graduated in medicine in 1990, and following a period of specialist training in Cambridge and London, was a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for over 20 years in the NHS. He has extensive experience in helping patients in the community and secure hospital settings as well assisting courts with expert evidence.
Alan joined St Andrew’s Healthcare in 2020 and is the current chair of the Medical Advisory Committee which comprises all doctors within the Charity. Outside St Andrew’s, he sits on the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) and is appointed to the Parole Board for England and Wales. He enjoys running and is kept on his toes by his considerably faster four-legged friend.
Dr Ali Isa Alfaraj has been a psychiatrist since 1996. He has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since March 2010 and has worked for both the NHS and the private sector. Ali has fellowship of the RCPsych, and has 3 MSc degrees in psychiatry, CBT and psychotherapy.
He has had extensive experience of working in different psychiatric settings, mostly in adult services including community teams, crisis resolution and home treatment teams, liaison psychiatrist, inpatient acute setting, psychiatric intensive care, and locked rehabilitation service.
Ali is currently covering a low secure service. Ali is approved as having expert experience in treating mental disorders under section 12.2 of the Mental Health Act 1983 and as amended in 2007.
Dr Ana-Maria Ilea has been a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist since 2015. She joined the Charity in October 2017, and has a special interest in Forensic Psychiatry.
She is an affiliate Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Dr Ashley Rule is a Consultant Psychiatrist working on Willow ward in the women’s medium secure division, having joined St Andrew’s Healthcare in 2019. He previously worked as a Consultant in Adult Psychiatry in Oxford, spending five years in a CMHT, and 10 years in PICU psychiatry. He has a special interest in Prison Psychiatry, having been Clinical Lead to the In-Reach Team at HMP Bullingdon throughout this time.
Dr Farshad Shaddel is a Consultant Psychiatrist, an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Oxford, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the St Andrew's Healthcare Lead in Mental Health Law. He has an interest in medical education, Medical Law, developing new/innovative clinical tools and applied/translational medical research.
Farshad has a postgraduate qualification in leadership and teaching in Higher Education (PGDip-LATHE) with the University of Oxford. His special interest is formative and summative assessments in medical education. Farshad and his colleagues developed and introduced the concept of “contextually-apt feedback” (also known as the CoRPuS grid) to current medical education literature.
Dr Helen Gosney graduated from the University of Leeds Medical School in 1997. She completed basic training posts in medicine and surgery and then paediatrics, gaining a Diploma in Child Health before specialising in child mental health.
Helen worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Yorkshire and Oxford before qualifying as a consultant. She has worked in an NHS outpatient clinic and then in adolescent inpatient services at consultant level. She has a special interest in children and young people with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. She also has extensive experience in diagnosing and managing ADHD. Helen is also qualified as a DBT therapist.
Dr Jane Radley qualified in medicine from Leicester University. She trained as a GP before switching to psychiatry and specialising in working with people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.
Jane worked as a Consultant in the NHS in Northumberland before joining St Andrew’s in 2008 to help develop one of the country’s first specialist secure units for adults with autism. She continues to work with adults with autism in our secure, rehabilitation and community services.
Dr Nadeem Mazi-Kotwal has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS taking on different leadership roles such as Coordinating Tutor, ECT lead and Associate Clinical Director before joining St Andrew's in 2017. He has an interest in Dementia and Huntington’s Disease and contributes as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Huntington’s Disease Multi-disciplinary Clinic at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, for UCL Hospitals. He is the Managing Editor of the British Journal of Medical Practitioners.
Nadeem remains committed and involved in establishing clinical practice influenced by better patient outcomes, value based healthcare and continuous quality improvement.
Dr Neelam Kataria joined St Andrew's as a Consultant Psychiatrist at in April 2020. Prior to this, Neelam was a Consultant in both the NHS and Independent Sectors. She is committed to providing high quality and value-based healthcare services with a focus on getting the best possible outcomes for patients and carers.
Dr Paul Wallang joined St Andrew's Healthcare in 2012 and has held a number of roles, as a Consultant Psychiatrist, within the Charity. His most recent role was as Clinical Director of the CAMHS service. Paul became Research & Innovation in June 2020 as the new Associate Medical Director.
Dr Pete McAllister is an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist with a demonstrated history of working in mental health, in the Armed Forces and Charity sector. Pete is skilled in Crisis Management, Intelligence Analysis, Emergency Management, Clinical Supervision, and Graduate Recruitment. Before joining St Andrew's in 2013, he served in the HM Forces as an army psychiatrist.
Pete is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and Block Lead for Mental Health at the University of Buckingham Medical School. He has is a strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in War and Psychiatry from KCL and an MBA from Durham.
Dr Sally Foster has been a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist since 2004, working in the NHS before joining St Andrew's in 2017. She has worked across secure units in Yorkshire, where she held posts of Clinical Director and Associate Medical Director. She has had an interest in service development, leading on the development of a women's non-secure pilot unit in York, and collaboratively developing a number of prison mental health services across Yorkshire.
Since joining St Andrew's, Sally has worked predominantly on the male secure wards, and has a special interest in treatment resistant psychosis. More latterly she has further developed her interest in Medical Education, and is the Medical Undergraduate Lead for the University of Buckingham medical students. She is also a CASC examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and has recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education.
Dr Richard Burrows joined St Andrew's in August 2020, working full-time as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the low secure autistic spectrum disorder service. Prior to working for the charity Richard worked as a doctor in the NHS for eight years. After completing his five year medical degree at the University of Leicester he remained there to work for two years as a foundation doctor. Dr Burrows then moved back to where he had grown up, Birmingham. Whilst there, he spent the next three years working in various psychiatry specialities before focussing on forensic psychiatry.
Richard is passionate about continual service improvement; working towards patients with ASD, who have found it difficult to progress, to be discharged to the community.
Dr Shubhinder Shergill has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2004, working for Herts Partnership Foundation Trust before joining St Andrew's Healthcare in 2009. He has received higher training in Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability and Psychotherapy and worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in forensic intellectual disability services 2004-2018. During this time, he trained in the use of risk assessment tools, served tenure as a psychiatric member of the Parole Board, and has been a medical member of the Mental Health Tribunal since 2013. His interest in mental health law led to a period as Charity Lead for mental health law and he has been a medicolegal expert for the Charity, working with the medicolegal service since its inception.
More recently, Shubhinder was the clinical lead for the PICU services in Northampton as well as the Charity Lead for appraisal and revalidation. As well as current interests in acute psychiatry and mental health law, Shubhinder is studying for an MBA and looking to develop in senior managerial roles.
Dr Vishelle Kamath has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2009, working in the NHS, before joining St Andrew's Healthcare in 2015. She has been a Clinical Director for the Older Adult and Liaison services in the NHS and was Clinical Director for the Neuropsychiatry Service at St Andrew's between 2016 and 2020.
Vishelle has a keen interest in Quality Improvement and Chairs the Royal College Quality Network for Older Adults Service Advisory Group. Vishelle also provides specialist input into the National Specialist Neuropsychiatry Clinic at Queens Square, UCL. Vishelle is currently the Consultant Psychiatrist for Tallis Ward, the Brain Injury assessment unit.
Dr Alexandra Getz, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Ashwani Kapila, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Aye-Ma Lwin, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Gayathri Burrah, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Geraldine D'Souza, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Helen Miller, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Jonathan Baggott, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Paul Stankard, Clinical Director
Dr Sara-Lee Fowler, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Urmila Bhoskar, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Wayne Parry, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Ankur Agarwal, Clinical Director
Dr Matthew Viveier, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Stephen Belshaw, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Kajal Patel, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Pavel Fridrich, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Samantha Dove, Consultant Psychiatrist