Dr Andrew William McCulloch
I am a consultant in health and social care policy. I specialize in mental health policy and services and charity management and governance.
I was formerly Chief Executive of the Picker Institute Europe, an independent European health and social care charity based in Oxford and Hamburg. Picker is a world leader in evaluating and reporting on patient or consumer experience in health and social care. During my time at the Picker Institute I have expanded its work in the areas of social care, integrated care, staff surveys, research and service improvement. Previously I was CEO of the Mental Health Foundation incorporating the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. Over 11 years I engineered a step change in the profile, output and impact of the organisation, growing its work in a number of areas including public mental health and learning disabilities.
My background is as a senior civil servant and I am also professionally qualified as a psychological researcher. I have worked with a wide variety of settings across health, social care and social development both as a civil servant, freelance consultant and as former Director of Policy at the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health. I have an exceptional track record especially in the areas of policy development, management, public affairs and communications, analysis, research, negotiation, patient and public involvement and output. I have Board level and senior leadership and governance experience across the NHS, civil service, voluntary sector and education sector over a period of some 36 years.
Dr Matt Muijen OBE (hon), MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPsych
Currently, I am active as a consultant in international mental health, and work as consultant to WHO. I am also policy adviser to the Danish Mental Health Foundation (Psykiatrifonden).
I have 30 years’ experience of policy development and implementation in mental health at national level, in the UK and most other European countries, and inter-governmentally. I am regarded as a leading expert in this field but I also have in depth experience of management, project management, public affairs and oral and written communications at the highest levels.