Our Staff

For the effective treatment of eating disorders, an integrated, multi-disciplinary team of specialist staff is vital.

This section profiles the highly experienced specialists working at Newbridge House, including their background, training and the role they undertake. More information on each person is available by clicking on their name and title.

Michele Paley

(Director of Mental Health Services )
Michele Paley is director of Mental Health Services for Schoen Clinic UK, overseeing highly specialist hospitals in London, Birmingham and York. These services treat and support children and adults wi ... Read More

Rachel Matthews

(Hospital Manager)
Hospital manager, Newbridge House Rachel Matthews is the clinical manager for Newbridge House and has extensive experience of working with young people who have eating disorders. Rachel completed ... Read More

Natalie Maley

(Clinical Manager)
Clinical Manager, Newbridge House Natalie Maley joined Newbridge House at the start of 2013 as deputy clinical manager. She brings a wealth of experience in child and adolescent mental health service ... Read More

Dr Tony Winston

(Medical Director)
Medical Director, Newbridge House Dr Tony Winston is Consultant in Eating Disorders at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, where he has developed an innovative inpatient and outpatient eatin ... Read More

Professor Hubert Lacey

(Director of research and medical adviser)
Director of research and medical adviser Professor Hubert Lacey is Professor of Psychiatry at St George's, University of London. He is Director of the St George's Eating Disorders Service in London w ... Read More

Dr Damian Wood

(Consultant Paediatrician)
Dr Damian Wood is a consultant paediatrician with expertise in adolescent medicine, eating disorders and paediatric dermatology. Damian is nationally recognised for work to improve the clinical care o ... Read More

Andrea Ehgartner

(Family Therapist)
Family therapist, Newbridge House Andrea Ehgartner trained and worked as a social worker, then developed her interest in family therapy by qualifying in the specialty. Andrea initially focused upon t ... Read More

Dr Matt Hutt

(Consultant Clinical Psychologist)
Consultant clinical psychologist, Newbridge House Dr Matt Hutt is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 year’s experience within the NHS, university and private sectors. He has taught ext ... Read More

Janet Tighe

(Senior Occupational Therapist)
Senior occupational therapist, Newbridge House Janet Tighe is the senior occupational therapist at Newbridge House where she works full-time, collaborating closely with the multi-disciplinary therapy ... Read More

Dr Rebecca Trikic

(Counselling Psychologist)
Counselling psychologist, Newbridge House Dr Rebecca Trikic is a chartered Counselling Psychologist registered by the British Psychological Society and Health and Care Professions Council. She specia ... Read More

Kay Gittins

(Family Therapist)
Kay Gittins leads the Family Therapy and family support service, which are integral to treatment and care at Newbridge House. Kay is a highly experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and a memb ... Read More

Dr Christina Pourgourides

Dr Christina Pourgourides is a psychiatrist who is nationally recognised for innovative community outreach work in the management of eating disorders, and previously for her research highlighting the ... Read More