Professor Lucja Kolkiewicz
Founder Member and Vice President
Visiting Professor NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal and Consultant Forensic Rehabilitation Psychiatrist East London NHS Foundation Trust.
BiographyProfessor Kolkiewicz is an experienced innovative psychiatrist who has held a range of positions including Associate Medical Director for Recovery and Well-Being, Trust Advisor Recovery and Rehabilitation and Associate Clinical Director Forensic Services, Centre for Forensic Mental Health at East London NHS Foundation Trust, Consultant General Adult & Rehabilitation Psychiatrist at Camden & Islington CHS NHS Trust, London.
Professor Kolkiewicz has supported mental health rehabilitation pathway re-design in general and forensic services and has experience of collaborative working with the third sector and Local Government Authorities to get the best for service users, their families and carers though a holistic approach. She is a mental health advocate and a specialist in supporting and developing mental health literacy at a community level.
Professor Kolkiewicz is a Founding Member of the World, Dignity Project, Life Member of the World Federation for Mental Health, has supported primary care transformation globally as a member of the Member of World Association of Family Doctors (Wonca) through her contribution to the 2008 WHO/Wonca publication Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care: A Global Perspective, is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and an International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
As an advocate for mental health recovery she supports the empowerment of people with mental ill health, their families and carers to work towards realising their dreams and aspirations for independence and social inclusion.