The Commissioners include a range of people - academics, healthcare professionals and people with lived experience of bipolar

Project Board

  • Professor Guy Goodwin – Co-chair and Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford
  • Dr Clare Dolman* – Co-chair and a patient participation lead at King’s College London
  • Professor Allan Young – Psychiatrist and Bipolar UK Trustee
  • Professor Ian Jones - Psychiatrist and Field researcher for the Commission
  • Simon Kitchen - CEO, Bipolar UK  and Project Sponsor
  • Anna Graham – Bipolar UK and Project Manager


  • Dr Thomas Richardson* - Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton
  • Professor Femi Oyebode - Psychiatrist, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Paul McCrone – Professor of Healthcare Economics at Greenwich University
  • Paul Bristow MP – MP for Peterborough (Member of the Health and Social Care Select Committee)
  • Dr Trudi Seneviratne, OBE – Consultant Adult/Perinatal Psychiatrist, Clinical Director South London & Maudsley NHS, Registrar Royal College Of Psychiatrists
  • Dr Tania Gergel* - Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London
  • Dr Daniel Dietch - GP at the Lonsdale Medical Practice
  • Professor Swaran Singh – Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry, Warwick University
  • Dr Aditya Sharma - Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Newcastle University
  • Professor Steven Marwaha - Consultant Psychiatrist, Birmingham University, who runs the Mood Disorders Clinic in Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust
  • Dr Julie Anderson, Consultant Psychiatrist, Belfast NHS Community Trust
  • Mohini Morris* - Bipolar UK Trustee
  • Luyando Malawo* – online influencer
  • Leah Milner* – freelance financial journalist
  • Natasha Naomi Rea* – actress and author
  • April Kelley* – actress and producer
  • Nicky Chinn* – songwriter and record producer
  • Suky Singh* –  psychology student and Bipolar UK Peer Support Group co-facilitator, Birmingham
  • Olivia Hewitt* – student in media, culture and communications
  • Jackie Dix* – freelance researcher, Wales
  • Emma Jayne Hickman* – social media influencer, Northern Ireland

* with lived experience

Last updated: 9 March 2023