The clinical team

The Highfield Clinical Team includes a range of professional roles including Consultant Psychiatrists, Specialist Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Family Therapist, Occupational Therapists, Health Care Assistants and a Social Worker.


Dr Anthony James, Consultant Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Anthony James has been Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Highfield Unit for 25 years. Dr James qualified at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London, undertook postgraduate medical training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospitals. He has qualified in child psychotherapy and family therapy. His research work includes ADHD, psychopharmacology, epidemiology, psychosis using MRI, DTI and MEG, the care system, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression. He has help set up the DBT service.


Sarah Firth, Modern Matron

Sarah Firth has been Modern Matron of the Highfield since 2009. She trained as a mental health nurse at Oxford Brookes University and has extensive clinical experience of child and adolescent services. As Modern Matron, she manages both the multidisciplinary team and the nursing team. She has an active clinical role and ensures high standards of care are maintained for young people and their families.

Clinical Nurse Lead


Fran Tutty, Clinical Nurse Lead

Lyndsey Griffiths – Clinical Nurse Lead

 Dr Lakshmeesh Somashekhar, Locum Consultant Psychiatrist

  Clinical Psychologists

Dr Elaine Deeks, Clinical Psychologist

Hannah Stratford

Dr Hannah Stratford, Clinical Psychologist

Family Therapist

Simon Cornwell

Occupational Therapist

Victoria Broom– Senior Occupational Therapist

Hannah-Louise Toomey – Occupational Therapist

Admin Staff


Sameera Pathan – Performance and Administration Manager

Daniel Woodley – Office Manager

Sue Hazell

Susanna Hazell – Team Secretary



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Page last reviewed: 22 September, 2022