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Dr. Ryan Kemp

Ryan is an experienced Clinical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. He is currently the Director of Therapies at the Central & North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust.

He trained in South Africa and London and has over 20 years of experience in a variety of mental health settings and has held Clinical Director roles in both mental health and physical health settings.

His primary interests are in addictions, depression, and healthcare leadership. Ryan is currently a member of the executive committee of the Division of Clinical Psychology in the British Psychological Society (BPS). Previously he was the chair of the Faculty of Addiction in the BPS and has a wide range of clinical experience including drugs, alcohol, gambling, and technology-based addictions. Ryan is an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Dr. Kemp’s first book, Transcending Addiction, explores addiction by doing a deep phenomenological description of this complex syndrome. In 2020, he co-edited a volume exploring the impact of the pandemic on the public and on health workers, entitled Living with Fear: Reflections on COVID-19. Ryan is currently writing and researching in the area of compassionate leadership.

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