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Work experience

ICU's and ED's Sweden

19781985

RN

Over a number of years mainly working in ICU's and ED departments.

Dep of Substance Abuse, University Hospital of Malmö

16 June 198610 August 1986

Resident

Likenäs Surgery, County of Värmland, Sweden.

22 June 198714 October 1987

Locum GP & Head of Department

Acting GP

Torsby Surgery, County of Dalarna, Sweden.

30 May 198831 July 1988

Locum GP

Locum GP

Hospital of Torsby, Sweden

1 August 198830 April 1988

Intern

Part of House Officer training Program in Sweden

Hospital of Kristinehamn, Sweden

1 May 199031 August 1991

Specialist traning

Adult Inpatient and Outpatient psychiatry training.

Hospital of Karlskoga, and University Hospital of Örebro, Sweden

1 September 199130 April 1994

Specialist traning

ED +  Medicine and Neurology, University Hospital of Örebro. Further adult psychiatry training.

High and medium secure units, Hospital of Säter, Sweden

1 May 199430 April 1998

Specialist training in forensic psychiatry

Supervisor, Head of Department, Hans Kåreland at RPA, Uppsala. During 1997-98, 2 extended Forensic investigations. Supervisor, Head of Department, Hans Kåreland at RPA, Uppsala. RPA is a department directly under the National Board of Forensic Medicine, Sweden.

Dep. of General Psychiatry, Gävle, Sweden,

1 August 199430 April 1995

Consultant Psychiatrist

Consultant Psychiatrist responsible for all psychiatric emergencies with in a county Psychiatric Hospital, covering 300 000 inhabitant. Leading role at this Psychiatric Emergency Unit and medically responsibly for the day to day activity at this hospital. Responsible for all referrals from the main county hospital.

Liaising with senior colleagues, and supervising junior doctors as a clinical and educational supervisor.

Regularly lecturing and participating in teaching of all doctors and staff at this psychiatric department.

Outpatient Clinic, Borlänge, Sweden

1 September 199528 February 1997

Consultant Psychiatrist

Consultant Forensic & General Adult Psychiatrist

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, responsible for a medium secure unit with 18 beds. Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for a high secure unit with 32 beds, assisting my colleague Dr Erik Kall, responsible for this unit. Assessing and treating forensic psychiatric patients on a daily basis. Writing Tribunal and psychiatric forensic court reports. Half time Forensic Psychiatrists within the hospital.

Consultant Psychiatrist at the Emergency inpatient ward with 20 beds. Assessing and treating patients, and supervising junior doctors as a clinical and educational supervisor. Regularly lecturing and participating in teaching of all doctors and staff at this hospital.

Liaising with The National Swedish Board of Forensic Medicine, providing forensic psychiatric assessments within a population of 280 000.

Consultant Psychiatrist, Västerbergslagens Sector of Psychiatry, Smedjebacken, Sweden

1 September 200131 October 2002

Consultant Psychiatrist

Community Psychiatric care team located in shared facilities with GP’s. Full time. Daily assessing 6 -8 patients from the local area, referred by their GP’s or other specialists. Leading a small psychiatric outpatient team. Offering psychodynamic therapy. Liaising with local GP’s on a weekly basis.

Consultant Psychiatrist

Lead Consultant Psychiatrist

Initially responsible for several outpatient patches and each ward attached to the specific catchment area. Weekly arranging ward rounds, and having 3 -4 outpatient clinics/week.

Consultant Psychiatrist responsible for a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with 15 beds. Full time. Regularly participating in management meetings. Also sharing responsibility for inpatient services of 17 beds. The PICU covered a population of 750 000. We also had patients from others parts of England. Once a week attending a MDT (Multi Disciplinary Team) meeting. Full time. Assessing and treating patients, and supervising junior doctors as a clinical and educational supervisor. Writing Mental Health Act Tribunal and Court reports. Regularly lecturing and participating in teaching of all doctors and staff at the University Hospital. Participating in CPD –activities. Assessing patients at Belmarsh High Secure Prison in London, and other local prisons around London.

Psykiatrika Stockholm AB

1 May 201031 January 2012

Locum Consultant Psychiatrist

Working as a Locum Consultant Psychiatrist on behalf of Psykiatrika AB, Stockholm at Hospital of  Karlstad, Hospital of  Jönköping, Hospital of  Hudiksvall, Hospital of Nyköping, and Dep. of Psychiatry, Kristinehamn, Sweden. Inpatient and outpatient services at all levels.

Consultant Psychiatrist

Midatlantic Wellness Institute, Bermuda. Inpatient care and visiting Consultant at HM Westgate Prison and two other correctional facilities.

Dep. of Acute & Emergency Psychiatric Care, Central Hospital of Växjö, Sweden.

1 October 201228 February 2013

Locum Consultant Psychiatrist

Leading all liaison psychiatric service to a major hospital. Responsible for all emergency psychiatric care.

BHB, Bermuda

20 March 201326 February 2016

Consultant Forensic & General adult Psychiatrist

Turning Point outpatient addiction team, Inpatient Detox. Unit, Consultant for Learning Disability and responsible for all forensic psychiatric care in Bermuda, including reports to Supreme-, Magistrate- and Courts of Appeal. Responsible for all psychiatric care in Bermuda’s three prisons.

Waikato DHB

7 January 201930 June 2019

Locum Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist

Assessing, investigating and treating forensic psychiatric outpatients. Prison work. Court reports.

Education

SSSH Sweden

19771978

Nursing Degree

Basic Nursing Education

The National Swedish Board of Health & Welfare

17 September 199021 September 1990

Alcohol and drug dependency

Alcohol and drug dependency, Magnus Huss Clinic, Karolinska Institute.

The National Swedish Board of Health & Welfare

9 February 199213 February 1992

Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry, Malmö East Hospital, 9/2 - 13/2, 1992, Prof Levander, National Board of Health and Welfare.

The National Swedish Board of Health & Welfare

6 April 199210 April 1992

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenic psychosis, S:t Lars Hospital of Lund, 6/4 - 10/4 1992, National Board of Health and Welfare.

The National Swedish Board of Health & Welfare

13 October 199315 October 1993

Personality disorders and connections with sexual abuse and violence

Personality disorders and connections with sexual abuse and violence,  Karolinska Institute.

Dep of Neurology University Hospital of Örebro

1 March 199330 June 1993

Neurology, part of specialist training

Special training during qualification training.

University Hospital of Örebro, Sweden

19921994

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy, 230 h, step I, Kjell Andersen, Dep of Psychotherapy, Örebro. Group tutorship 120 h, literature 3500 p, Personal therapy 60 h, 1992 – 1994. Mandatory part of specialist training in Sweden. 

The National Swedish Board of Health & Welfare

27 September 19931 October 1993

Leadership/management

Leadership/management, Nordic Folk High School.

16 April 199417 April 1994

Short Term Anxiety Provoking Dynamic Psychotherapy.

12th European 2-day audiovisual immersion course on Technical and Metapsychological roots of Davanloo's Short Term Anxiety Provoking Dynamic Psychotherapy.16-17 April, 1994, Holland.

The Michael Newton Institute, New-York

2 - 7 March 2006

Hypnotherapy

Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy professional Life Between Lives Spiritual Regression, Therapist Training, Bedford, UK.

Cambridge School of Medicine Cambridge University

27 - 30 April 2009

4 day residential course of undergraduate & postgraduate communication teachers

4 day residential course of undergraduate & postgraduate communication teachers, 27th – 30th April 2009, Madingley Hall, 

The University of Manchester. Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

20142016

Certificate in Egyptology

Leadership

Outpatient Clinic, Borlänge, Sweden

1 September 199528 February 1997

Medical Director

Medical Director for a relatively small outpatient department with approximately 35 employees. 

Weekly arranging management meetings, developing the team’s structure and work together with other professionals. Offering guidance, support.

Community Psychiatric care team located in a town of approximately 40 000. Daily assessing 6 -8 patients from the local area, referred by their GP’s or other specialists. Leading a small psychiatric outpatient team. Offering psychodynamic therapy

Hospital of Säter, Säter, Sweden.

1 November 199928 February 2001

Medical Director

Medical Director for Sweden’s second largest mental/psychiatric hospital. At that time with 132 beds. Leading role for all doctors and medically responsibly for the day to day activity at the hospital having a psychiatric emergency unit,  a rehab unit, two general inpatient psychiatric wards, a neuro-physiological unit specializing in EEG, one ECT-unit,  and a psychotherapeutic unit.

Weekly leading management and medical meetings. Supervising and liaising with senior colleagues, supervising junior doctors as a clinical and educational supervisor. Responsible for the medico-legal aspects of The Swedish Mental Health Act.

Medico legal experience

Examining National Forensic Expert

On behalf of Swedish courts 1992 – 2002, producing more than 300 medical and forensic certificates investigating the possibility of a severe mental disorder in perpetrators of serious crimes, National Board of Forensic Medicine, RPA, Huddinge, Karolinska Institute.

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

50 forensic reports on behalf of The Magistrate Court, The Supreme Court and Department of Child and Family Services, Bermuda.

Publications

Swedish Association of Psychiatry, SPF

1997

Publications

Coercive care. Advises. Swedish Association of Psychiatry, SPF, 1997

IMI, Lund, Sweden, 1985. 104 p. ISBN 82-05-16283-2 (ib.)

1985

AIDS

AIDS, Book of Public Information, coauthor Mats Nilsson. Also published in Norway

Neurolepetic induced acathisia.

Positive results with mianserin - case report, Swedish Journal of Physicians, October 2000. 4;97 (40):4474 11068403 (P,S,E, B)

1982

Herrgårdsöden

Novel published in Sweden

2011

Vallerstad Gård, Historia och Förnyelse

ISBN 978-91-633-9750-9 (2011)

2015

Afterlife

Many in the scientific community shun life after death, considering such experiences impossible. Marcel Westerlund is the exception.

The Swedish psychiatrist, not only uses hypnotherapy to treat people's mental illnesses—he uses it to explore their afterlives as well. Despite being a highly controversial approach, his use of hypnotherapy results in some fascinating stories...and is even integrated directly into the sciences.

Travel back with a patient as she recounts being a Queen of Egypt. Discover how a man finds his own grave, finally allowing him to connect with his spiritual existence and find healing. Read account after account of people who come to grips with their past lives, and use these experiences to find happiness in this life.

ISBN: 1499604629

Library of Congress Control Number: 2014909932

Medium Secure Forensic Services in Bermuda

On behalf of The Government of Bermuda. 3 March, 2015.  Endorsed in the Throne Speech 2015. The only psychiatric paper ever endorsed by the Government of Bermuda.

Research Panels & Boards

Swedish Psychiatric Association Expert-committee

19951996

Inspection of coercion in psychiatric and forensic psychiatric care

Member of Swedish Psychiatric Association Expert-committee,  “Inspection of coercion in psychiatric and forensic psychiatric care”, Chair: Ass Prof Börje Wistedt.

Dep. of Psychiatry, Hospital of Karlskoga, Sweden.

19921994

Electronic Medical Record System

1992-1994 Head of project for the first Swedish computerized medical record system. In- and outpatient clinic, Dep. of Psychiatry, Hospital of Karlskoga

Forensic Psychiatric Research Unit

Initiator of the first Forensic Research unit, outside Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. Established at Säters Hospital, Sweden.

Established in August 2000 together with late Professor Martin Grann, Dep. of Forensic Psychiatry, Karolinska Insitute.

The National Swedish Board of Health & Welfare

19921998

Computer based legal medical record system

Computer based legal medical record system, monitoring and administering The Swedish Mental Health Act. Developed with Etab Data AB, Karlskoga, Sweden. Certified by The Swedish National Board of Health & Welfare. Referee Helena Silferhielm.

Teaching

Hospital of Säter, Sweden

2000

Tutor

Tutor of training Specialists in Training (SpR)  in psychiatry, 2000, Sweden.

Department of Health, Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia

2008

Bipolar Disorder” for Hospital Consultant Psychiatrists

Bipolar Disorder” for Hospital Consultant Psychiatrists” – Joint lectures with Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Hellme Naijim.27 March 2008,  Hotel Intercontinental, Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia.

Department of Health, Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia

2008

Mood Associated Disorders – MAD” for General Practitioners

Mood Associated Disorders – MAD” for General Practitioners” – Joint lectures with Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Hellme Naijim.28 March 2008,  Hotel Intercontinental, Jeddah, Saudia-Arabia.

Impact of relapse and remission in schizophrenia

Impact of relapse and remission in schizophrenia.” Lecture for CPN’s, social workers and doctors at the Taylor Centre, Southend-on-Sea, 22.05.2008.

Metabolic syndrome in the thought process of psychiatrists has done a disservice to patients

Metabolic syndrome in the thought process of psychiatrists has done a disservice to patients.” The Lawn Hall, Rochford, 26.11.2008.

Eli Lilly

2009

Have we been wasting a lot of money on atypical medication over the last 5 years?

Have we been wasting a lot of money on atypical medication over the last 5 years?” Debate and joint lecture with Dr C Bush, Eli Lilly, 04 March 2009.

Eli Lilly

2009

Prescribers in 2009 fail to understand the metabolic Implications of Olanzapine

"Prescribers in 2009 fail to understand the metabolic Implications of Olanzapine" Debate and joint Lecture with Dr C Bush, Eli Lilly, 28 Sept,  2009.

The XX World Congress of Social Psychiatry

2010

Treating anxiety disorders by inducing altered states of consciousness through hypnotherapy

Speaker at , Marrakech, Morocco, 23-27th October, 2010. Treating anxiety disorders by inducing altered states of consciousness through hypnotherapy”.

Bermuda Hospitals Board & Government of Bermuda

20122016

Lectures

Numerous lectures and talks to hospital and Government staff.

Otago University

2016Present

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Senior Clinical Lecturer for TI's during placements at Palmerston North Hospital.

Clinical Examiner

Examiner and co-examiner of medical students in psychiatry, year 5, with Professor Sarah Romans and Associate Professor Giles Newton-Howes.

Awards

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

2007

East England NHS Innovation Award

East England NHS Innovation Award, 2007.

Memberships

Royal College of Psychiatrists

2003Present

Elected Member

AMC

2011Present

Australian Medical Council

no 2103583

GMC

2002Present

General Medical Council United Kingdom

no 6033189

AMC Australia

2011Present

Verification of Medical Qualifications (MRCP)

AMC reference number: 2103583 EICS number: E78793-7

The National Swedish Board of Health & Welfare

1990Present

Member of Swedish Society of Physicians

Authorization to practice as a physician in  Sweden.

Medical Council of New Zealand

2017Present

Full Vocational Registration (VOC3)

Member 72170

https://www.ranzcp.org/Home

2017Present

The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Languages

2010

Cambridge Academic Language Test (IELTS)

Passed all modules.Listening 7.0. Writing 7.5. Reading 7.5. Speaking 8.5.

1958Present

Speaks English, Swedish, Danish, moderate Thai and minor French and Italian.

Religion

2016Present

Buddhist

Skills & Interests

Survival techniques

Participated in survival courses in the Swedish Arctic (Special Forces Base), Royal Swedish Air Force Special Survival Course, and two British survival courses.

Karate

Blue Belt

Gardening

Built two gardens independently.

Computering

Wide experience of soft ware and a skilled user.

Art painting

International Conferences

1997

World Congress in Psychiatric Genetics.

World Congress in Psychiatric Genetics,

Santa Fe, NM, USA, 1997.

1998

Nordic congress in Forensic Psychiatry, Trondheim, Norway,

ENCP

1998

11th European College of Neuropsycho-pharmacology

11th European College of Neuropsycho-pharmacology, ENCP, Paris, France,

31 Oct - 4 Nov 1998.

1999

International Symposium of Risperdal, Cannes.

2000

Nordic Congress of Psychiatry, Copenhagen, Denmark.

ENCP

2000

12th European College of Neuropsycho-pharmacology ENCP, Münich, Germany.

Lilly Int. Incorp.

2002

Advanced course in psychopharma-cological treatment of Schizophrenia

Advanced course in psychopharma-cological treatment of Schizophrenia, London.

ENCP

2002

14th European College of Neuropsycho-pharmacology, Barcelona, Spain.

WPA

10 - 15 September 2006

World Congress in Psychiatry, Cairo, Egypt.

EPA

17 - 21 March 2007

15th European Congress of Psychiatry, Madrid, Spain.

ENCP

12 Sept - 16 Sept, 2009.

22d European College of Neuropsycho-pharmacology, ENCP, Istanbul, Turkey.

WPA

23 - 27th October 2010

XX World Congress in Social Psychiatry, Marrakech, Morocco.

Interpool

28 Sept - 3 October 2014

32nd meeting of The Interpool Specialists Group on Crimes Against Children. Hamilton, Bermuda.

RCP United Kingdom

24 27 June 2018

Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Meeting

National British & Swedish Conferences

2 September 2000

Diploma Education in Schizophrenia, Sigtuna, Sweden.

Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

17 December 2002

S 12 MHA Training

Mental health Act 1983, Introduction course Towards Section 12 Approval, 29.01.2003

Southwark Training Centre, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, 17.11.2008

RCP UK

2003

Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Meeting, Edinburgh.

AZ

16-18 June 2003

AZ Research Forum XV, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland

AZ

14-16 June 2004

Towards Equilibrium Fast, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland

24 September 2004

National Programme for IT (NPfIT) Conference,

Seroquel UK Advisory Board, AZ

16 March 2004

Media Training Masterclass

Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, RSM, London, UK.

9 May 2005

Healing from Within and Beyond: The Therapeutic power of altered states.

Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, RSM, London, UK.

3 June 2005

The Elliotson Memorial Lecture. Dr Jules Leeb, South-Africa.

Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, RSM, London, 

AZ

31 October 2006

Psychiatrist Professional Development Training Day: Presentation Skills.

Watson & Crick lecture Series, London, UK.

15 June 2007

Compulsory Community Treatment Orders

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals,

1 November 2007

Equality & Diversity for Consultants

Janssen Cilag

26 - 27 November 2007

Janssen-Cilag Academy for Psychiatrists, Part I.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals

1 February 2008

Appraisal Skills for Consultants,

AZ

14 May 2008

Pole 2 Pole Master class – The Latest Advances in Bipolar Disorder 2008, Radisson Edwardian Hotel, London Heathrow

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

17 November 2008

Mental Health Act 1983 Section 12 Refresher

Mental Health Act 1983 Section 12 Refresher, The Institute of Psychiatry , Southwark Training Centre, 

The Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital, London.

5 February 2009

Maudsley Master class in Psychopharmacology

Elspeth McAdams, Runwell Hospital Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

4 - 5 March 2009

A Win-Win approach.

Systemic Family Psychotherapy, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Elspeth McAdams, Runwell Hospital.

Citizenships and VISA

10 November 201110 November 2021

British citizen

24 July 201824 July 2023

Swedish citizen

October 2018Present

New Zealand Residency VISA