Professor Rex Haigh
Professor Rex Haigh is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrist and an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist who has been fascinated by therapeutic communities since learning his psychiatry in one, as an Oxford medical student.
His professional background is general practice, psychiatry, psychotherapy and group analysis. He has been an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist since 1994 and worked with the Department of Health as Clinical Advisor for the National Personality Disorder Programme.
Rex is the Honorary Professor of Therapeutic Environments and Relational Health in Nottingham University’s School of Sociology and Social Policy and leads the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Enabling Environments project. He is the chair of The Growing Better Lives social enterprise, which won the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2014 Sustainability Award, and is part of the Institute of Mental Health’s Social Futures Centre as an Integrated Research Group. Rex is the Medical Director of Khiron Clinics, a non-executive member of the Board of Directors, and the Chair of the Ethics and Governance Board.