Sheila Hollins, Baroness Hollins
Sheila Hollins, Baroness Hollins, (born 22 June 1946) is a professor of the psychiatry of learning disability at St George's, University of London, and was created a crossbench life peer in the House of Lords on 15 November 2010 taking the title Baroness Hollins, of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton and of Grenoside in the County of South Yorkshire. She was President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists from 2005 to 2008, succeeded by Dinesh Bhugra. Most recently, she has been appointed President of the British Medical Association.
Hollins is married to Martin Hollins. She is the mother of Abigail Witchalls, who was stabbed and left paralysed in 2005, and has a son, recently turned forty, who was born with learning difficulties. She is a Roman Catholic.
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