Project Lead: Frank Röhricht
MD FRCPsych; Consultant Psychiatrist/Associate Medical Director at East London NHS Foundation Trust, London; Honorary Professor University of Essex; Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, St George's Medical School, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
From 1981 - 1983 community supportworker in a Psychiatric Day Centre for chronic mentally ill patients in Hagen, Germany
From 1983 – 1988 employment as part time psychiatric nurse assistant in an acute psychiatric hospital (St. Johannes Hospital in Hagen/Germany)
From 1983–1986 trained in Integrative Body Psychotherapy (M. Janssen, Netherlands/ A. Addington, USA); since 1987 working as body psychotherapist in various settings
Since 1997 (Nov) to date Consultant Psychiatrist, Newham Community NHS Trust / East London & the City University Mental Health NHS Trust, now East London NHS Foundation Trust
From 2000 to 2013 Clinical Director for Adult Mental Healthin Newham
From 2013 to present: Associate Medical Director Research & Innovation
Qualifications & Training:
Memberships and Appointments
From 2000-2010: Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Unit for Social & Community Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London. Member of the German Association for Psychosomatic Medicine. Chair of the research section of German Association for BodyPsychotherapy (part of European Association of Body Psychotherapy), Patron of the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK.
From 2008-2011: Visiting Professor University of Hertfordshire, School of Psychology.
Since 2011: Honorary Professor University of Essex, Centre for Psychonanalytic Studies, UK
Since 2012: Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, St George's Medical School, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Project Manager: Nina Papadopoulos
Senior Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
Nina Papadopoulos is a UKCP registered Senior Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor working in the National Health Service and in private practice in the United Kingdom.
She works with a diverse range of patients/clients including refugees and others recovering from trauma.
Nina is involved nationally and internationally in the education and training of Dance Movement Psychotherapists.
Over the last 16 years she has been involved in research projects in the National Health Service extending the applications of Dance Movement Psychotherapy to schizophrenia, depression and somatic symptom disorder/medically unexplained symptoms.
Professional Association: Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK