Consultants

Dr E Akande, MB BS MRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Learning Disability Service

Dr Akande’s areas of expertise includes working with learning disabled individuals, service users with learning disabilities with a history of offending behaviours and general acute psychiatry. She has extensive experience of working with the criminal justice system and ensuring the positive outcomes for service users. She has a specialist interest in working with people within the autism spectrum.

Dr Morgan Haldane, MB BS MRCPsych PhD
Consultant Psychiatrist for Personality Disorder unit

Dr Haldane previously worked at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and more recently at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Haldane was awarded the 2006 Wyeth Psychopharmacology Award by the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) and the 2008 Samuel Gershon Award for Junior Investigators by the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD). He has trained in CBT, Applied Hypnosis, EMDR, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. He is a member of the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Dr Haldane has interests in both medication-based treatment as well as psychological interventions for psychiatric disorders. His practice is grounded in patient-centred, collaborative and compassionate approach to facilitate change.

Dr Ify Okocha, MB BS PhD MRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist for PICU

Dr Okocha is recognised nationally for achievement in Intensive Care and Low Secure Service delivery (NAPICU). He has extensive experience in various fields of mental health and has developed a range of services over the years in the NHS. He has demonstrated excellence in his leadership and management skills through his development of high quality innovative clinical services and implementation of evidence based clinical practice and research.

Dr Okocha was named as one of Britain’s most influential black people in the JP Morgan Power List for 2012. Dr. Okocha has been recognised for his work in mental health.

Dr R Taylor, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, BSc, MB BS, DFP, MRCPsych
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Dr Taylor has worked in a range of forensic services in medium security, low security and in the community both in the NHS and the private sector. He has been involved in service developments for women including prison in-reach and in-patient work. He has extensive experience of liaison with the criminal justice system and the multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of complex needs. Cases includes, where psychosis, personality disorder and substance misuse all need to be addressed in an individual treatment and recovery plan. He also has an interest in ethics and confidentiality, Human Rights and Psychiatry, MAPPA and Multi-agency risk management.

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