Dr Emma Whicher
Dr Emma Whicher was appointed Medical Director of the Trust in 2012 and has worked for the Trust as a consultant psychiatrist in addictions since 2006.
Emma studied medicine at Cambridge University and St Mary’s Imperial College, London. She worked as a junior doctor in Australia and was a psychiatry trainee in Leeds before moving to the Trust. She has held a number of specialist roles in the community and inpatient drug and alcohol teams.
Emma provides leadership to the organisation with a particular focus on quality and clinical development. Her responsibilities include the Responsible Officer role for medical Revalidation , leadership for clinical quality, patient and public engagement, clinical effectiveness, innovation and quality improvement. Her clinical practice remains within the Trust’s addiction services.
Furthermore Emma has had regional and national roles as a member of British Medical Association psychiatry committee in 2011 advising on psychiatric issues. Between 2010-14 she was a member Royal College of Psychiatrists Addictions Executive.
Currently Emma is the Co-Chair of London Strategic Clinical network for Mental Health and Co-Chair of London Mental Health Crisis Care Subgroup.