Medical Director appointed Visiting Professor
Date: 24 April 2017
A senior executive with Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) has been awarded a prestigious role at a Kent university.
Executive Medical Director, Dr Catherine Kinane, has been appointed as a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Professor Kinane has made a significant contribution to clinical leadership, quality improvement and carer involvement since joining the trust in 2004. She became Medical Director in 2014.
Speaking about her appointment, Dr Kinane said: "It is a great honour to be offered this role and I am delighted to represent the trust at Canterbury Christ Church University helping to strengthen our education and research profile.”
KMPT Chief Executive, Helen Greatorex, said: “Catherine’s appointment to such a prestigious role is great news in what has been a wonderful month for us. Our new GOOD CQC rating is testament to the quality of our services and we are now working towards being rated OUTSTANDING in the next eighteen months. Key to achieving that is an unrelenting focus on research, education and development and Professor Kinane will be key in enabling us to deliver this.”
Debra Teasdale, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing commented:
“The University is always delighted to acknowledge the specialist expertise of our partners. We are particularly pleased to welcome Professor Kinane, who will continue to work with the Mental Health Research group here at Christ Church, improving mental health practice for the benefit of the patients. In addition, her contemporary insight will add value to the student experience.”
Prior to being appointed executive medical director Dr Kinane worked as a consultant forensic psychiatrist for the trust, having trained in London in Forensic and General Adult Psychiatry and previously as a general practitioner.
Her research interests include carer, carer burden, risk assessment and held a NIHR grant for ComQuol, a pilot trial to assess the effect of a structure communication approach on quality of life in secure settings, which won the 2012 MHRN award for ‘Best User Involvement in a Portfolio Study’. She is co applicant on the ‘Odessi’ trial to conduct a randomised control trial (RCT) on peer supported open dialogue.