Sheila Hollins, Baroness Hollins

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Sheila Hollins, Baroness Hollins
Born 22 June 1946 (age 70)
Occupation Professor of the psychiatry of learning disability at St George's, University of London.
Spouse(s) Martin Hollins
Children Abigail Witchalls
Parent(s) Unknown

Sheila Hollins, Baroness Hollins, (born 22 June 1946)[1] 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.[2][3] She was President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists from 2005 to 2008, succeeded by Dinesh Bhugra.[4][5] From 2012 to 2013 she was president of the British Medical Association and is currently chair of the BMA Board of Science.[6] In 2014 Pope Francis appointed her a member of the newly created Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.[7] The Baroness is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for Child Protection.

Personal life[edit]

Hollins is married to Martin Hollins.[5] She is the mother of Abigail Witchalls, who was stabbed and left paralysed in 2005,[8] and has a son, Nigel, who was born with learning difficulties.[5] She is a Roman Catholic.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Democracy live". BBC. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "No. 59608". The London Gazette. 18 November 2010. p. 22229. 
  3. ^ "Professor Sheila Hollins appointed to the House of Lords". St George’s, University of London. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Update from the President: Professor Sheila Hollins". RCPsych News. Royal College of Psychiatrists. July 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c Brook, Danae (5 November 2006). "The battle for our son, by Abigail Witchalls' mother". Mail on Sunday. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Profile: Sheila Hollins". British Medical Association. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pope Names Members of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors". Zenit News Agency. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Stab victim mum in Lords". ITV. 15 November 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  9. ^ Burne, Ciar (20 March 2006). "Catholic weekly 'The Tablet' re-launches". The Independent. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 

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Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
Mike Shooter
President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
2005 to 2008
Succeeded by
Dinesh Bhugra