Dr Iles is an experienced forensic psychiatrist who has worked in a number of settings across all levels of security; he has experience of leading non-secure rehabilitation wards and has worked in both community and prison mental healthcare teams. He joins the Cygnet Hospital Coventry team from St Andrew’s Healthcare, where he led a specialist service for young men in transition from adolescent to adult services and where he developed expertise in the management of personality disorder.
Dr Iles has an interest in medical education and academic writing and he has delivered a number of training courses to help junior psychiatrists become members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is committed to developing innovative services to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.
“I am really looking forward to joining the team at Cygnet Hospital Coventry to build a clinically effective service for women with personality disorder and disordered eating.”Dr Andrew Iles
Ariel Ward will provide a service for women aged over 18 and will offer a range of therapeutic interventions including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Schema Focused Therapy. It will also offer a highly specialised service for individuals with co-morbid disordered eating. Women with this dual diagnosis category can often be hard to place and treat as many existing services across the country either focus on the personality disorder or the eating disorder.