Dr Kay MacDonald, Clinical Academic Director

Kay Macdonlad, Clinical Academic Director

Lead for innovation and creativity. Responsible for managing research and development and the Trust’s relationships with its academic partners. Professional lead for the Therapies workforce.

Kay MacDonald has been a member of our executive team since its formation in 2006. Her entire career has been dedicated to mental health. She is a Consultant Clinical Therapist (DCLin Psych) and a trained systemic family therapist. Her role at Sussex Partnership is to ensure delivery of effective care and includes providing the overall lead for Psychology and Psychological Therapies, Occupational Therapy; and the development of Vocational Services. She also leads on learning and development.

Kay is excited about the depth of research and the speed of progress we have seen in the science of mental healthcare in recent years and how it is being translated into better services and improved outcomes for the people in our care.