Consultants

Dr Dave Barker, BM MSc MRCPsych CCST

Dr Barker initially trained in General Psychiatry from 1992 at the University College London(UCL). He became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1995 and did his Higher Specialist Training as a Clinical Research Fellow and Lecturer in London specialising in Forensic Psychiatry. He completed a Masters in Medical Anthropology from UCL in 1996.

He has published a number of of scientific papers in important peer-reviewed journals, including The British Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry and Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Dr Barker has worked in Forensic Psychiatry for fourteen years and has a special interest in first episode psychosis, schizophrenia and violence, and anthropology as related to psychiatry. He is currently a Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.

Dr Amelia Orchard, MBChB MRCPsych MSc

Dr Amelia Orchard trained at Birmingham University and became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2010. She went on to complete her higher specialist training in forensic psychiatry in the West Midlands. She gained her CCT in 2013 and has been on the consultant on Knightstone Ward since January 2014. She completed a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Psychology in 2013.

Dr Orchard is particularly interested in empowering and aiding recovery in women with emotionally unstable personality disorder. Her practice is based on recognising individual complex needs and collaboratively working towards ensuring positive outcomes.