New Medical Director Appointed

Professor Jonathan Chick MA (Cantab), MPhil, MBChB, DSc, FRCPsych, FRCPE – joins Castle Craig as the new medical director. Professor Chick is an eminent consultant psychiatrist with a distinguished career in the National Health Service.

Professor Chick was a leading researcher in the addiction field for a number of years and has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently the chief editor of Alcohol and Alcoholism, which is the official journal of the Medical Council on Alcohol.

Professor Chick is an elected member of the scientific council of the Societe Francaise d’Alcoologie and is a member of the board of trustees of the General Services Office of Alcoholics Anonymous in the UK. Professor Chick is also the author of Understanding Alcohol and Drinking Problems, in association with the British Medical Association.

Dr Maria Kelly,  MBChB, DipPsych, MRCPsych – joins Castle Craig as the new associate medical director. Dr. Kelly is a distinguished consultant psychiatrist with a background in the NHS of general and forensic psychiatry, and the psychiatry of learning disability. Her specialist interests include psychotherapy and family therapy.

Dr. Margaret Ann McCann steps down as Castle Craig’s medical director after 25 years in that role, however she continues as Castle Craig’s managing director.

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