About the authors
Haridha Pandian is a medical student at the Medical School of King's College London, UK, and President of the King's College London Psych Soc. Zahra Mohamedali is a medical student at the Medical School of King's College London, UK, and Vice President of the King's College London Psych Soc. George E. Chapman is the former Vice President of the Psych Soc in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, and a foundation year doctor at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Hampshire, UK. Patricia Vinchenzo is a medical student at Queen's University Belfast, UK, and President of Queen's University 'Mind Matters' Psych Soc. Suhana Ahmed is a consultant psychiatrist at South West London & St Georges NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Zoé Mulliez is Policy and Campaigns Manager at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. Helen Bruce is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK. Wendy Burn is President at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. Ania Korszun is Professor of Psychiatry and Education in the Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, UK. Derek K. Tracy is a consultant psychiatrist and clinical director at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, UK.
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