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Podcast Profile – Dr Josie Jenkinson

Name:

Dr Josie Jenkinson

Job Title:

Consultant Psychiatrist for Older People

Place of work / study:

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust &  Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London

Area of research:

Health Services Research and delirium

How is your work funded:

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Tell us a little about yourself:

Just finishing my PhD, and a relatively new consultant. I currently work in liaison, which is the interface between the acute hospital and mental health services so I see people in the acute hospital setting. I am passionate about improving the delivery of mental health services to older people.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I have two horses and two tattoos. That’s two facts!

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

My father had Lewy Body Dementia, and had a bad experience in a general hospital.

 

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