Published on: 18th October 2023
We’ve appointed three new associate network directors of psychological therapies, to improve leadership, develop trauma-informed care and create a compassionate, supportive culture across our organisation.
Dr Miranda Budd is the new associate network director of psychological therapies for our north network and adults, joining us from Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS and NHS England.
Miranda worked as a consultant clinical psychologist for Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS, and was clinical lead for a North West psychological workforce programme and for psychological practitioners working within primary care networks.
She has won several awards as chief investigator on a National Institute for Health Research study exploring mental health prevention practices, including with the Health Service Journal.
Miranda said: “I feel passionate about representing psychological practitioners and ensuring psychological approaches are integral across the organisation. I’ll be focusing on embedding meaningful trauma-informed care, helping our wider health and social care system be psychologically healthy and support a compassionate culture that benefits colleagues as much as the people we help.”
Dr Gordon Milson is continuing in his role as associate network director of psychological therapies for specialist services and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Gordon joined us in 2006 and has worked in our CAMHS inpatient services in Bury as well as our CAMHS community services in Oldham and Stockport.
Gordon said: “I’m looking forward to working with colleagues to bring psychological leadership to all areas of specialist services and keen to continue to help our teams develop psychological services for those that need our support.”
Dr Emma Schroeder has been appointed interim associate network director of psychological therapies for our south network and older people. Emma joined us in 2005 as a consultant clinical psychologist leading the Tameside older people's secondary care psychological therapies service.
Emma said: “I’ll be focusing on bolstering and increasing the provision of psychological therapies for older people, ensuring we provide a wide range of trauma-informed, evidence-based clinical interventions. I am also looking forward to building on the work of our trust wide older people's research unit and working alongside colleagues.”