Lord Victor Adebowale CBE

CCS Honorary Patron

Lord Adebowale is Chief Executive of Turning Point, the health and social care not for profit business providing services to individuals with a learning disability, mental health and substance misuse difficulties. He is a Visiting Professor and Chancellor at the University of Lincoln. In 2000, Victor was awarded the CBE for services to the New Deal, the unemployed and homeless young people. In 2001 he was appointed a cross-bench member of the House of Lords.

Dr Simon Dein

Professional Advisor

Dr Simon Dein is an Anthropologist, Psychiatrist and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Essex. He originally studied Medicine at Middlesex Hospital Medical School and trained as a Registrar in Psychiatry at Guys Hospital in London. He completed an MA in Social Anthropology followed by a PhD in Social Anthropology in 1999. Simon is working on a project examining ‘the voice of God’ and others on the phenomenology of religious experience.

Professor Edgar Jones

Professional Advisor

Edgar Jones is professor of the history of medicine and psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry and King’s Centre for Military Health Research. He is programme leader for the MSc in War and Psychiatry and works in the field of military psychiatry exploring how both soldiers and civilians cope with the stress of war and enduring its effects on their mental state. He is the co-author of Shell Shock to PTSD, Military Psychiatry from 1900 to the Gulf, Hove: Psychology Press, Maudsley Monograph (2005). He is currently studying how service personnel manage the transition to civilian life and, for those veterans suffering from psychological disorders, what aspects of daily life facilitate or inhibit recovery. He is the Honorary Treasurer of the mental health charity Careif.

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