Meet the Board
Mindset is delighted to introduce the members of its Editorial Advisory Board. Drawn from the many different fields associated with mental health, each brings a wealth of experience to inform, advise and guide the ongoing development of the magazine.
Dr Dixon Chibanda
Wellcome researcher and DELTAS Africa awardee at the University of Zimbabwe. Dixon's current interests include community mental health with a focus on task shifting and integration of mental health in existing public health programmes such as the PMTCT, immunisation and HIV/AIDS programmes.
Mrs Claire Murdoch
Chief Executive of CNWL NHS Foundation Trust and a registered Nurse, Claire joined CNWL as an Executive Director in 1999. In June 2016 she was appointed as National Mental Health Director at NHSE and will be working with the NHSE Mental Health Policy and Programme Team to deliver the five Year Forward View for Mental Health.
Mr Monty Don
BBC2’s Gardening World presenter and lead presenter of the Chelsea Flower Show, Monty has written of his struggle with depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) for the past 25 years. He describes in his memoir "great spans of muddy time" in which there is nothing but depression. He noted "Earth heals me better than any medicine".
Professor Stephen Palmer
A Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Biologist, Stephen’s interests include stress management, resilience, positive and coaching psychology, and the application of ecopsychology research, psychotherapy and coaching to enhance wellbeing. In 2000 he received the Annual Counselling Psychology Award for his scientific contribution to counselling psychology.
Professor Paul Fletcher
Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science at Cambridge University. Paul divides his time between clinical work, teaching and research and is fascinated by how our minds try to make sense of a world that is ambiguous and noisy.
Professor Paul Salkovskis
Director of the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training, Paul’s main research interests include the study of cognitive (appraisal) and behavioural (safety seeking) factors in the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders. He has led CBT skills training and published extensively. He has recently become the President of the BABCP.
Professor Paul Gilbert
Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and a Visiting Professor at The University of Queensland, Australia. Paul has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 40 years with a special focus on shame and the treatment of shame-based difficulties – for which compassion focused therapy was developed.
Professor Anil Seth
Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, Co-Director, Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex. Anil seeks to understand the biological basis of consciousness by bringing together research across neuroscience, mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, psychology, philosophy and psychiatry.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes
Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, clinical neuropsychologist, Jamie was head of healthcare psychology for the MoD, a founder director of a the Veterans and Families Institute at Anglia Ruskin University and a former president of the British Psychological Society. He is now an independent consultant.
Professor Ruby Wax
American actress and author Ruby graduated from Oxford University with a master's degree in mindfulness based cognitive therapy. In June 2015, Ruby was appointed Visiting Professor in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Surrey, and later that year it was announced that she would be awarded an OBE for her services to mental health.
Professor Sophie Kerttu Scott
Deputy Director and Head of the Speech Communications Group at UCL's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Sophie’s research investigates the neural basis of vocal communication. Her work on laughter has toured science fairs as part of the Laughter Lab project. She has been awarded a UCL Provost's Award for Public Engagement.
Professor Allan H Young
Chair of Mood Disorders and Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders, King’s College London. Allan was recently ranked as one of the world's leading scientific minds in the field of Psychiatry. He is President of the International Society for Affective Disorders and President Elect of the British Association of Psychopharmacology.
Dr Dean Burnett
A Doctor of Neuroscience, former Psychiatry Lecturer/Tutor, sometimes comedian and bestselling author of the books: The Happy Brain and The Idiot Brain. Dean is currently an Honorary Research Associate at Cardiff University Psychology School, and working on new books, as well as his blog 'Brain Yapping' at the Cosmic Shambles network.
Professor Mark Watson-Gandy
UK Barrister, Law Professor and author, Mark is a visiting professor at the University of Westminster, and a lecturer at Cass Business School. He is known for being the founder of KidsMBA. Mark is Chairman of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, and has argued for legislative change to ensure parity of treatment between mental and physical first aid in the workplace.