President's lectures 

Upcoming lectures

On this page you can find out about the next fantastic lectures given for College members at the invitation of our President, Dr Adrian James. 

Tales from the top: the highs and lows of my Presidency

25 September 2020, 4 pm

Lecture synopsis

Former College President, Professor Wendy Burn, will talk about the three years of her Presidency. She will describe how her life changed beyond recognition and will highlight a selection of the major events and challenges of her Presidency. 

The lecture, run as a Microsoft Teams webinar, will be followed by a live Q&A session hosted by the current College President, Dr Adrian James.

Lecturer biography

Wendy was appointed as a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in Leeds in 1990 and currently works part-time in a community mental health team for older people and as the National Mental Health Clinical Advisor to Health Education England.

She has been involved in the organisation and delivery of postgraduate training since she started as a consultant. She has held many roles in education. She set up the Yorkshire School of Psychiatry and was the first Head of School.

She was Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists from 2011 to 2016 and President from 2017 to 2020.

She is currently Co-chair of the Gatsby Wellcome Neuroscience Project which focuses on modernising the neuroscience taught to psychiatric trainees. She is also Chair of the Clinical group of Equally Well, a project set up to improve physical health in people with a serious mental illness.

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