New Year’s Honours 2019

New Years Honours 2019Staff and alumni from across King’s Health Partners have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours 2019.

The New Year’s Honours list, published on 29 December, recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom.

Dr Gertrude Seneviratne [pictured left], Lead Consultant Psychiatrist in specialist perinatal mental health services at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, will receive an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to perinatal psychiatry.

Dr Seneviratne said:

I am absolutely thrilled to receive this honour for services to Perinatal Psychiatry. Most importantly, this is tremendous recognition of the importance of supporting and caring for all women’s mental health in a non-stigmatising way during preconception, pregnancy, childbirth, the postnatal period, as well as their babies, children, partner and families. By getting it right at this point, it can secure the mental wellbeing of not the just the mother, but also the family and developing child.

Dr Sridevi Kalidindi [pictured right], Consultant Psychiatrist in rehabilitation at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust will receive a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to rehabilitation psychiatry. Dr Kalidindi is also a Visiting Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

Dr Kalidindi said:

I feel incredibly grateful to have received this significant honour; it means a lot to me and also to my family. It was a wonderful surprise. Thank you to whoever put me forward.
I hope that this honour will further raise the understanding of the needs of those with longer term, serious mental illness who need rehabilitation psychiatry, as well as better support to resource the solutions, to improve their care and lives. This honour is for all those working in, teaching and researching, Rehabilitation Mental Health too.

The following King's College London alumni were also featured in this year's New Year Honours:

  • Ruth Oshikanlu (Nursing Studies Diploma, 1996) received an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to Education and Reading
  • Brian Dolan (MSc Nursing Studies, 1997) received an OBE for services to Nursing and Emergency Care.

The New Year’s Honours lists recognise the achievements of a wide range of people from across the UK. Read the full New Year's Honours list for 2019.