Who are we?

See an introduction to this year's committee members below:

Co-Lead

Dr Alexis Theodorou is a psychiatrist completing forensic psychiatry and medical psychotherapy subspecialisation in London. He has a keen interest in the interplay being wellbeing and the arts. He is co-leading psychART.

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Co-Lead

Dr. Alan Baban is a Psychiatry Trainee based in London. He completed the MA in Creative Writing with distinction at Birkbeck. His writing, which includes a novel about a psychiatric hospital through a surreal lens, is represented by Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency.

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Technology Lead

Dr Amit Bansal is a current Psychiatry trainee in North East London. He has a longstanding interests in the arts, information technology and science. He primarily involves himself in projects to do with mental health and technology. He is currently looking to become more involved in research in this area.


Treasurer

Dr Clara Belessiotis is a Psychiatry Trainee at East London Foundation Trust. She holds a BSc from UCL and a DTMPH from Charité Medical School in Berlin. She has worked at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry at Queen Mary University and as a research assistant in Zambia.  She worked on the 2017 PsychART conference and is currently co-leading the 2018 conference. She is interested in the arts in medical education, particularly in teaching communication and reflective skills. In her spare time she likes contemporary dance, spending time outside, and trying to learn German.


Treasurer

Dr Rachel Proctor Psychiatry Trainee London Trust

Communications

Dr Karrish Devan is a Psychiatry trainee based at the South London & Maudsley Trust. He works primarily with fiction and his short stories have recently been published in the THOUSAND zine and by 10:10 Press. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of an upcoming healthcare and arts Journal called ‘The Pill’.

 

Communications

Dr Brandon Wong is a CT1 in North West London. As an avid musician, he was initially drawn by music therapy but has since been captivated by other forms of art therapy. He also has an interest in Public Health and information technology including Big Data and Analytics. 

 

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Conference 2018

psychART 2018 Conference was on Friday 23rd November. For more info visit our event page clicking here

 

Please stay tuned for dates of upcoming events.

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