Executive Medical Director appointed as Visiting Professor

24 April 2017

Dr Catherine Kinane, Executive Medical Director at Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), has been appointed as a Visiting Professor for the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

Professor Kinane has made a significant contribution to clinical leadership, quality improvement and carer involvement since joining the trust in 2004. She became Medical Director in 2014.

Speaking about her appointment, Dr Kinane said: "It is a great honour to be offered this role and I am delighted to represent the Trust at Canterbury Christ Church University helping to strengthen our education and research profile.”

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Dr Catherine Kinane, Executive Medical Director at Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT)

Prior to being appointed Executive Medical Director, Dr Kinane worked as a consultant forensic psychiatrist for the trust, having trained in London in Forensic and General Adult Psychiatry and previously as a general practitioner.

Her research interests include carer, carer burden, risk assessment and held a NIHR grant for ComQuol, a pilot trial to assess the effect of a structure communication approach on quality of life in secure settings, which won the 2012 MHRN award for ‘Best User Involvement in a Portfolio Study’. She is co-applicant on the ‘Odessi’ trial to conduct a randomised control trial on peer supported open dialogue. 

Debra Teasdale, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Canterbury Christ Church University, said: The University is always delighted to acknowledge the specialist expertise of our partners. We are particularly pleased to welcome Professor Kinane, who will continue to work with the Mental Health Research group here at the University, improving mental health practice for the benefit of the patients. In addition, her contemporary insight will add value to the student experience.”

KMPT Chief Executive, Helen Greatorex, said: “Catherine’s appointment to such a prestigious role is great news in what has been a wonderful month for us. Our new GOOD CQC rating is testament to the quality of our services and we are now working towards being rated 'outstanding' in the next eighteen months. Key to achieving that is an unrelenting focus on research, education and development and Professor Kinane will be key in enabling us to deliver this.”

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