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Professor Peter Fonagy

Programme Director - AHSN Integrated Mental Health Programme
Academic Health Science Network

Professor Peter Fonagy is Programme Director for the AHSN Integrated Mental Health Programme at UCLPartners. Through this role he is leading the delivery of improvement via three priority clinical pathways: child and young person, dementia, and the integration of long term mental health conditions with physical health.

Peter is a clinical psychologist and is Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at UCL. He is Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, National Clinical Lead of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People, and a Senior Investigator for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). He is a fellow of the British Academy.
Peter’s clinical interests centre on issues of borderline psychotherapy, violence and early attachment relationships. His work attempts to integrate empirical research with psychoanalytical theory.
“Top class organisations coming together creates a world-class partnership. We have some of the most successful and most respected mental health teams in the health service across our partnership. Disseminating knowledge and good practice benefits patients, carers and everyone involved in delivering services.  Mindless competition makes people unhappy, successful collaboration puts a smile on everyone’s face.” 

"Disseminating knowledge and good practice benefits patients, carers and everyone involved in delivering services"