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Dr Rana Rashed to join C&I as new Head of Psychology and Psychotherapy

Dr Rana Rashed
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) is delighted to be welcoming Dr Rana Rashed as the new Head of Psychology and Psychotherapy this April.
Dr Rana Rashed, who is joining us from West London NHS Trust, has more than 25 years of experience working in the NHS. She has dedicated most of her career to working within and managing psychological services for adults with complex needs, having over the years held leadership positions in psychosis, personality disorders and more recently in complex depression, anxiety and trauma pathways.
In her previous role, Dr Rashed took a particular lead role in the training and development of psychological therapies competencies for all disciplines. She has also led in other areas such as digital developments and equality, diversity and inclusion, having held the position of Chair for the LGBT staff network for the last 10 years.
Dr Rashed said: “I am passionate about the provision of high quality evidence based interventions in mental health as well as staff wellbeing and improving staff resilience, and have a particular interest in Trauma Informed Care approaches. I’m looking forward to continuing my dedicated work to develop a diverse psychology workforce through working closely with three of London’s providers of clinical psychology training at UCL, UEL and Royal Holloway University of London.”
Dr Rashed migrated to the UK from the Lebanon in 1989 and started a career in psychology in 1993 after completing a degree in Studio Arts from the International American University in London. She trained in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey.
Dr Rashed added: “I am excited about joining C&I and am looking forward to joining a leadership team that is dedicated to clinical effectiveness and compassionate care. I am particularly inspired by the Trust’s Clinical Strategy and I am looking forward to contributing to it.”
Dr Vincent Kirchner, Medical Director, said: “We are very fortunate to be welcoming Dr Rashed into her new role as Head of Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Trust. Dr Rashed’s years of experience and expertise will undoubtedly be a fantastic addition to our C&I team, and I know you will join me in wishing her all the very best in her new role.”

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