Introducing Mike Wang, Chair of the Board
I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1980 and have worked in a variety of mental health settings. I have been involved in clinical psychology training for 30 years and have led the Hull and (more recently) Leicester courses. I was UK Chair of the Division of Clinical Psychology in 2002/3: I led the move to backfill arrangements for DCP Officers and the introduction of service user representation in the DCP. I represented the DCP on New Ways of Working for Psychiatrists and subsequently co-led the Training Project Group on New Ways of Working in Applied Psychology. I have served as an expert member of a NICE clinical guidance committee. I have clinical psychology contacts in many other countries and am familiar with the politics and history of the profession in European, American, African and Asian contexts. I have a longstanding interest in, and commitment to, diversity, inclusion, spirituality and cultural competence. I am of dual ethnic heritage and was born and brought up in the North of England.
Clinically I have practised mainly in adult mental health and in physical health contexts. I am also a qualified clinical neuropsychologist and continue to see people with acquired brain injury. I have a longstanding research interest in states of consciousness during general anaesthesia and the prevention and treatment of psychological trauma arising in anaesthetic and surgical contexts. I am an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Leicester.