Piyal is currently Medical Director and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist with Elysium Healthcare, working in the Women’s Service at Chadwick Lodge and Eaglestone View in Milton Keynes, and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London. He has been working with personality disorder in various secure settings for almost 20 years now. His research interests include psychopathy, personality disorder in BME groups, and risk assessment. He has previously been a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London. He is an MRCPsych Examiner and a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Forensic Faculty Education and Curriculum Committee. He contributes to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in King’s College, London, both through didactic teaching as well as supervising and marking dissertations. He has received various awards, including the Peter Scott and John Hamilton Fellowships from The Royal College of Psychiatrists, and also the India International Fellowship Award from the Indian High Commissioner in London.
The Committee members are elected annually and are:
The Committee also includes past Presidents:
BIGSPD Past Presidents (since BIGSPD inauguration in 1999)
1999-2003 Prof Peter Tyrer, Imperial College London
2003-2006 Prof Conor Duggan, University of Nottingham
2006-2009 Prof Kate Davidson, University of Glasgow
2009-2012 Prof Mike Crawford, Imperial College London
2012-2015 Dr Steve Pearce, Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust
BIGSPD Senior Scientist Award Winners (introduced in 2006)
2006 Prof Peter Tyrer, Imperial College London
2007 Prof Ron Blackburn, University of Liverpool
2008 Prof John Livesley, University of British Columbia
2009 Prof Jeremy Coid, Queen Mary University London
2010 Prof Conor Duggan, University of Nottingham
2011 Prof Kate Davidson, University of Glasgow
2012 Prof Anthony Bateman, University College London
2013 Prof Glenys Parry, University of Sheffield
2015 Prof Mike Crawford, Imperial College London
2016 Dr Paul Moran, University of Bristol
2017 Prof Peter Fonagy, Integrated Mental Health Programme, UCLPartners/ Anna Freud Centre
BIGSPD Senior Practitioner Award Winners (introduced in 2013)
2013 Dr Nick Benefield, Department of Health
2014 Dr Rex Haigh, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
2015 Dr Neil Gordon, Nottingham Institute of Mental Health
2016 Dr Winifred Bolton, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
2017 Dr Jackie Crassati, Psychological Approaches CIC
BIGSPD Annual General Meeting 2016
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Memorandum and Articles of Association
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