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Speaker Biography

Dr Jennifer Perry

Dr Jennifer Perry graduated from Birmingham medical school in 2008 and completed her foundation training and core psychiatry training in North London. She is currently working as a psychiatry registrar in South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. She has just completed a 6 month placement with the START Team which is an assertive outreach team for homeless people with mental illness.

During her attachment she began work on a study looking at the one year outcome data of homeless people admitted to psychiatric hospital under the mental health act. Preliminary findings suggest positive outcomes in relation to patients' accommodation status, engagement with their mental health team, medication compliance and GP registration.