Our people

The team in St Andrew's Academic Department offer a great breadth of research and clinical experience, contributing to wider research and understanding of mental healthcare, and how best to effectively treat and measure it.


Members of the senior Academic Department team are:


Dr Katina Anagnostakis - Education & training (medical)

Dr Katina Anagnostakis is the Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group (WMHSIG). She is dually qualified in general  adult and forensic psychiatry and has experience in a range of NHS mental healthcare settings, including high, medium and low security, community forensic psychiatry, and prison in-reach services. Her research interests include women’s mental health and management of personality disorders. Her most recent publication examines the use of clozapine in emotionally unstable personality disorder.  More


Dr Marco Picchioni – Forensic psychiatry

Dr Marco Picchioni is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and an Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at St Andrew's. His primary research interests are using neuroimaging and genetics to understand the aetiology and pathology of schizophrenia, treatment resistance in schizophrenia, physical health in serious mental illness and borderline personality disorder. More


Dr Chris Griffiths - Research manager

Dr Chris Griffiths is the research manager at St Andrews Healthcare and is responsible for the charities research governance and specific research projects. Dr Chris Griffiths’ research interests include resilience, recovery, mental healthcare technology, relationships, schizophrenia, depression, sleep, environment, personalisation, mental health therapies and treatments, and measures of outcome.


Ged Rogers - Education & training (nursing and allied health professions)

Ged Rogers trained at St Crispin’s Hospital in Northampton as a psychiatric nurse in the mid-1980s. Since then he has worked in community mental health, in the St Andrew’s psychotherapy and counseling service, and in primary care offering psychological counselling. More recently he has been a Senior Nurse for Practice Development and is now the Clinical Education manager with responsibility for non-medical undergraduate education and student activity.