Consultants

Dr Martin Eales, BA MB BChir PhD FRCPsych

Dr Eales trained at Cambridge University, King’s College Hospital, and the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals in London, before moving to Somerset as a Consultant Psychiatrist in 1993, where he has worked in Adult Psychiatry, Rehabilitation and Old Age Psychiatry.

He was a member of the Trust Board of Somerset Partnership NHS Trust 2003-2007 as Director of Clinical Governance, and has also acted as a Clinical Governance Reviewer and as Clinical Advisor on NHS complaints for the Healthcare Commission.

Dr Eales continues to work in Somerset in the field of community adult psychiatry (including Home Treatment and Assertive Outreach), and joined Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke as Medical Director and Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist in 2008.

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.