Professor Andy Kent
Andy was appointed as one of our non-executive directors in August 2012.
He is executive dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a joint enterprise between Kingston University and St George's, University of London, training the nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, social care professionals and teachers. Prior to this Andy was Dean of Education at St George's, where his responsibilities included medical and biomedical education, international development and student experience.
Andy trained in medicine at Guy's Hospital Medical School and began work in psychiatry in Richmond. Since then he has worked in every borough in South West London and in most of our services. Andy has a clinical background in general adult psychiatry and was a consultant with three different community mental health teams in our Trust before specialising in perinatal psychiatry.
He has served as R and D Director for us, lead clinician for clinical audit and chair of the Medical Staff Committee. Andy also has experience working as a Non-Executive Director of Together for Wellbeing, a national mental health charity. He continues to work as a governor of a non-selecting comprehensive school.
Andy is a member of the Quality and Safety Assurance Committee and has a particular interest in clinical quality, education, and research and innovation. He works clinically one day a week.