Meet the Team at St Neots
Fiona Box qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in October 1996. She started her career as a newly qualified Nurse within the neuropsychiatry service at St Andrew’s Healthcare. She remained within the neuropsychiatry service for 12 years. Fiona worked in a number of different roles within a variety of neurological settings working her way from a Staff Nurse post through to Ward Manager. Each of the services provided a unique clinical service working with people’s varying levels of acuity and dependency. Fiona then moved into working within the forensic older adults’ service, developing services as well as acquiring further skills and knowledge of working with progressive neurological disorders. Here, she assisted in supporting and setting up a low secure female older adult service. Fiona then had the opportunity to set up and develop the new medium secure autism service and over three years was able to establish the service and develop its reputation in providing a tailored service for adults with autism. Following this, Fiona continued to support service development in her roles as a Lead Nurse and Modern Matron as well as being an accredited RAID Tutor.
In April 2017 Fiona joined Elysium Healthcare working to improve and develop an acquired brain injury rehabilitation service within Badby Park in Daventry as a Service Lead prior to being appointed to the role of Hospital Director at St Neots Neurological Centre in June 2020.
Dr Mohammad Faizal
Dr Mohammad Faizal joined the St Neots Neurological Centre team as Consultant Psychiatrist in November 2019. He is a Fellow of The Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom and Fellow of Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He completed his Psychiatry specialist training in the UK in 2007 and has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in UK and Australia for over 13 years. Dr Faizal has worked in a variety of psychiatric settings through his training and as a Consultant Psychiatrist. He shares a keen interest in training and research and has published in international peer reviewed journals. At St Neots he is managing a very complex group of people who are diagnosed with a range of neuroprogressive disorders or acquired brain injuries. Dr Faizal collaborates with a wide range of specialists to deliver the best care for our patients.
Dr Kris Owden
Dr Kris Owden is an Associate Specialist who started his training in 2009 to become a medical Doctor. Previously working within the Cambridgeshire Constabulary and a Radiographer, Dr Owden started his medical career in Norwich, before moving to Stevenage Hospital. In August 2016 Dr Owden moved to commence his core psychiatric training within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust, with rotations in Old Age Psychiatry, Acute Psychiatry, CAMHS and General Adult outpatients, providing him with an excellent overview and wide experience. Dr Owden shares a great interest in audit and research, with two papers currently published and others currently under review.
Joanne Haseldine qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2000. She started her career in adult mental health community and day services before moving into acute inpatient care. She was appointed as the Lead OT, working with adolescents, adults and older adults. Here she led on the ‘Enhancing the Healing Environment’ project with the Kings Fund and drove key changes that benefited patient experience and recovery.
Joanne developed her professional skills by moving into working within learning disability rehabilitation and later in a specialist role within a step down unit for patients with autism from forensic services.
Before moving into neurorehabilitation services, Joanne spent time working in palliative care at a hospice.
As Therapy Lead for St Neots, Joanne will provide leadership and support to the established therapy team as well as providing experience and expertise to the wider transdisciplinary team.