Dr Gary Winship (PhD, MA, RMN, Dip Gp Psych, Cert Add): [LAST UPDATED JUNE 2016]
Associate Professor in the School of Education, University of Nottingham. Course Leader MA Trauma Studies. Editor: International Journal of Therapeutic Communities. Senior Fellow and arts co-ordinator of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University. UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, NMC registered Mental Health Nurse, Chair of training standards for the University Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA). GW has extensive clinical and research experience in therapeutic environments, especially working with psychotic states, addictions, suicide, self-harm and addictions. His research has been applied to the understanding of the optimal conditions for an effective therapeutic milieu, including the resources of staff, peers and team work. He has published 100+ papers and book chapters, books, and has delivered more than a twenty five key note addresses at conferences here in the UK and abroad. He sits on several journal editorial boards. Leading on four current research grants and part of a £1.5 million AHRC research project looking at new creative pathways to mutual recovery, developing innovative programmes (from clay therapy to performance arts) supporting people in recovery. Co-convenes a Managed Innovation Network which building research and resource capacity in the area of School age suicide and self-harm. Honorary president of Real United FC which has a key mission develop programmes of mentorship for young people in Nottingham where football offers a life changing chance to engage in team membership and character building.
Clinical roles in the NHS have spanned more than 30 years. Consultant psychotherapist: HMP Dovegate, Locum consultant Broadmoor (2001), Senior Adult Psychotherapist: Berkshire NHS (1994-2004), Bethlem & Maudsley Hospitals. Out-patient and community services in London, Berkshire, Brighton, South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. He has worked on numerous acute in-patient services at the Bethlem & Maudsley (1980-1994), including Ward Six with Murray Jackson and colleagues, and he has worked in 5 prisons and in collaboration with Eric Cullen established a Therapeutic Community in Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute in 1997. 2000-2001 was locum consultant psychotherapist at Broadmoor High Secure Hospital. He has published numerous papers about the skills and application of talking therapy. Appointed as a clinical governance reviewer for the Commission for Health Audit & Improvement (CHAI) in 2000. He has held teaching positions in 7 different universities: Goldsmiths, University of East London, University of Greenwich, University College London, University of Reading, Sheffield University & University of Nottingham. He has been an external examiner to mental health courses; Cassel Hospital (UEL), Southern Counties Psychotherapy (Newman, Birmingham), MA working with Personality Disorders (Newman), BA in Counselling (University of Worcester). China (2010, 2011, 2013) where he has been part of a process of building research partnerships with colleagues in Ningbo and Shanghai. In 2012 he delivered a keynote at the 22nd China National Congress of Child & Adolescent Mental Health looking at the psychology of only children, and in 2013 he was part of delegation which reviewed the landmark first Mental Health Act in China. Led an ESRC project (2006-2009) looking at arson and young fire starters and was described by The Times in 2010 as one of the two leading experts in arson in the UK. Treasurer for the Association of Therapeutic Communities (ATC) 2001-2007, full member of Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS (APP), member ISPS UK, clinical member of Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA).