Senior Policy Adviser at the Centre for Mental Health and Senior Lecturer in Social Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry. Throughout his career, he has worked mainly in social and community psychiatry and was Consultant Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley Trust until 2016. He is the head of Social Inclusion at the Royal College of Psychiatrists where he advises on employment, poverty, welfare reform, personalisation and recovery. He chaired the Royal College of Psychiatrists Social Inclusion Scoping Group and published a book on social inclusion and mental health in 2010. He led the Recovery projects at the Centre for Mental Health and, with other colleagues, set up the Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change project.