Who's involved

Some of the leading experts in psychosis in Bristol are part of the Psychosis Health Integration Team. The HIT is led by four directors:

  • Dr Sarah Sullivan, Research Fellow, NIHR CLAHRC West and the Centre for Academic Mental Health, University of Bristol
  • Dr Simon Downer, Consultant Psychiatrist, Bristol Mental Health (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership) and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Academic Mental Health, University of Bristol
  • Dr Martin Jones, Chair, Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group
  • James Robinson and Martha Sneyd, peer directors, representing services users and carers

The directors will be supported by a reference group, which includes:

  • Tim Amos, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP)
  • Jochen Binder-Dietrich, Consultant Psychiatrist, Bristol Mental Health (AWP)
  • Janet Brandling, Research Associate, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
  • Molly Byles, Bristol Hearing Voices Network
  • Rosie Davies, Research Fellow, CLAHRC West, People in Health West of England
  • Ellen Devine, Bristol Health Watch
  • Rachel Esposito, Team Manager, Bristol Early Intervention for Psychosis team, Bristol Mental Health (AWP)
  • Jonathan Evans, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Bristol and AWP
  • Nathan Filer, Mental Health Nurse, Bristol Mental Health
  • Matthew Flynn
  • Jasmine Golledge
  • Peter Hale
  • Simon Hall, Mental Health Nurse and Lecturer, UWE
  • Martin Hember, Lecturer, UWE
  • Margot Hodgson, Physiotherapist, AWP
  • Natalie Huggens, North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • Sarah Jones, AWP
  • David Kessler, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol, GP
  • Anthony Lacny, team manager, South Glos Early Intervention for Psychosis Team
  • Conor McCormack
  • Ruth Sayers, PPI representative
  • Steven Spiers, South Gloucestershire CCG
  • Gina Smith, Nurse Consultant, AWP
  • Nicola Taylor, University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Glenn Townsend, PPI Representative, CCG
  • Julian Walker, Director of Research and Development, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership
  • Stanley Zammit, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, University of Bristol
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