Introducing Derek Tracy our new trustee at Mentor UK

Mentor UK trustees share a passion to improve the welfare of children and young people

12 April 2019 | News

Mentor UK is delighted to introduce our latest trustee, Derek Tracy, who is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London. His directorate is a nationally innovative integrated model encompassing adult social care, mental and physical health services. He is a Senior Lecturer at King’s and University College London, running three MSc modules, and he has published over seventy peer-reviewed scientific papers and seven book chapters. In 2018 he was elected to the executive of the Royal College of Psychiatry’s academic faculty. His current research interests include novel psychoactive substances (‘legal highs’), and Derek is a member of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs that provides expert scientific advice to the UK Home Office on drug harms. Derek is a board member of the British Journal of Psychiatry, writing its Kaleidoscope column, and leads the BJP’s public engagement arm that runs its twitter, podcast, and blogs. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.