Posts Tagged ‘Royal College of Psychiatrists’

An interview with Toby Amies, director of The Man Whose Mind Exploded, for the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of Neuropsychiatry’s newsletter, Neuropsychiatry News (pg 33-37). Here, Amies describes his approach and the ethical considerations involved with filming Drako Oho Zahazar, a man whose anterograde amnesia subsequent to two traumatic brain injuries means he can never remember his personal champion


In May 2010, the Kintampo Project’s inaugural 18 month MAP degree course welcomed its first intake of students. For its first two weeks, I joined a UK-led teaching programme which included clinical psychologist, Dr Tess Maguire, and community psychiatric nurse, Patrice Fugah. The programme included presentations that encouraged student interaction and two memorable field trip to observe the local context in which mental illness is perceived and managed.


Last Thursday, 30 June, at the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Brighton, two of my previous supervisors, Drs Peter Hughes and Giuseppe Spoto were honoured for their contributions to psychiatry by outgoing College President, Dr Dinesh Bhugra.


My report on my placement in Ghana has just been published on the Royal College of Psychiatrists website and is reproduced here. It’s a shortened, reworded version of the Neate Experience in Ghana blog that I posted in October 2010.


A Neate blog with photos on my Out of Programme Experience as a psychiatric Specialist Registrar in Ghana. A long report that tries to compress the circumstances of how I practiced, supervised and taught psychiatry and the sense of being and seeing Ghana itself!