Professor ann m mortimer

Professor Ann M Mortimer
Curriculum Vitae: Second Opinions for NAViGO

Professor Mortimer studied medicine at the University of Leicester. She completed an
intercalated BSc degree by research into biochemistry and genetics in 1978. She
qualified MB ChB in 1981.
Professor Mortimer trained in psychiatry in York and Leeds, including a post as Lecturer
with Leeds University. Professor Mortimer became a Member of the Royal Col ege of
Psychiatrists by examination in 1985. Her first Consultant appointment was in Adult
Mental Il ness at St Lukes Hospital, Huddersfield, from 1988. She ran a busy catchment
sector and a subregional psychiatric intensive care unit: She held the clinical lead for
drug and alcohol services, and later became the Medical Director.
Prof Mortimer was awarded the M.Med.Sc. in Clinical Psychiatry [Leeds] in 1988.
In 1991 Professor Mortimer was appointed Senior Lecturer at Imperial Col ege, University
of London. Her academic research investigated aspects of schizophrenia and bipolar
affective disorder including post-mortem neuropathology, biochemistry and genetics,
phenomenology, cognitive neuropsychology, clinical psychopharmacology and
behavioural management. Professor Mortimer’s clinical commitment was extensive
including secure rehabilitation and elderly ‘graduates’, with over 100 chronic psychosis
Professor Mortimer took up the Foundation Chair in Psychiatry at the University of Hul in
1996. She has given Hul a significant profile in academic psychiatry, maintaining a
programme of research supported by a number of grants. She has published
extensively and is the author of two books on schizophrenia. She regularly examines
undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and delivers postgraduate teaching al over
the UK. She Chairs the Standards Setting Panel for the postgraduate examinations of the
Royal Col ege of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych).
Professor Mortimer held an honorary Consultant post with the Humber Foundation NHS
Trust 1996-2011. She maintained an extensive clinical commitment, running the
rehabilitation service with 30 inpatient beds, and was consultant for assertive outreach in
Hul , a service for 90 of the most difficult patients in the city. Professor Mortimer is one of
the UK’s biggest users of clozapine and an expert in clinical psychopharmacology.
Furthermore she was the maternal mental health lead, and consultant for the ‘mother
and baby’ inpatient unit for over 10 years.
Professor Mortimer was elected a Fellow of the Royal Col ege of Psychiatrists in 1999. She
was awarded her M.D. [Leicester] in 2004. She acts as a Medical Examiner for the
General Medical Council and for the General Dental Council.
In April 2011 Professor Mortimer transferred her honorary clinical appointment to
NAViGO, part-time, providing expert input to the early interventions and assertive
outreach services.
For the last 10 years Professor Mortimer has provided a second opinion service for
patients throughout the UK. She has built up considerable skil s and expertise in
psychiatric diagnosis and formulation, particularly where there is diagnostic difficulty,
personality issues, risk issues or failure to respond to treatment. Professor Mortimer is
ideal y placed to deliver comprehensive and detailed evaluations, accompanied by
expert advice about long term patient management.
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