Meet the Program Committee
Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS, England
Dr. Geraldine Strathdee C.B.E. O.B.E. Hon. FRCPsych is a triple trained physical, mental and behavioural clinician, who has had a portfolio career as a frontline NHS clinician, academic and medical manager, and, working at national and London wide levels as a policy maker, regulator and innovator.
Her commitment is to equip individuals & community populations with the information and intelligence they need to build their mental health & resilience, maximize all opportunities for the prevention of mental ill-health, increase access to timely, equitable, high quality crisis and recovery services. She has worked in mutli disciplnary teams, with community partners including police, housing, schools, employers, faith communities and others. She is passionate about empowering patients and staff to develop their potential and to work as Community population leaders.
Her teams have always had close working relationships with police colleagues; joint training, crisis response, multi agency safety hubs for people with complex needs including offending, better response to the use of mental health legislation, and digital and population infomatics to reduce suicide and the targetting of vulnerable people in transit. Her leadership as National Clinical Director had impacts on the reduction of the use of police cells for people in crisis, safer police response in Transport systems, raised awareness of the preventable impacts of alcohol.
She is currently involved in a range of global leadership, quality improvement, Intelligence & digital innovation programmes, including as the National Professional Adviser in Population information and intelligence at the Care Quality Commission, England’s quality regulator and national Policy Research Unit, as a Non Executive Director on the South London and Maudsley Board, London and as Clinical adviser to the Sim programme at the London Health Innovation Network.
She is also a Trustee of the Poppy Factory, which promotes employment of disabled veterans and the Patron, of the user led Positive Practice Collaborative for Mental health.