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Officers of the Medical Women's Federation 2018 - 2020

MWF President - Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones

HenriettaHenrietta Bowden-Jones is the founder and director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic, the NHS’ first multidisciplinary treatment centre for pathological gamblers.
She is also the Royal College of Psychiatry’s spokesperson on behavioural addictions and a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Addictions Executive Committee.
As Consultant psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College in the Brain Sciences Division, she also runs a research group investigating the neurobiology and aetiology of gambling addiction.
She is an elected member of the Government’s Responsible Gambling Strategy Board and has edited two textbooks on pathological gambling published in early 2015. Brain Sciences Division, she also runs a research group investigating the neurobiology and aetiology of gambling addiction.
In 2014 she was the Healthcare category winner for the Woman of Achievement Award, run by Women in the City.


Honorary Secretary - Dr Clare Gerada

Clare GeradaDr Clare Gerada is a London based GP. Over the last 20 years she has led her profession on a national stage in three distinct areas: Primary Care, Substance Misuse and Practitioner Health.
She was the first Female Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (a membership organisation of 40,000 GPs) for 50 years: Despite (or because of her) leadersh
Described by Radio 4 as one of the '100 Most Powerful Women in the UK', she was also voted one of 'London's Most Influential People', by the Evening Standard.ip roles she has continued to be in clinical practice - in an inner city practice in South London.She is also a partner of the largest provider of primary care services in London.

MWF President-Elect - Professor Neena Modi


Dr Heidi Mounsey - MWF Treasurer

Heidi MounseyDr Heidi Mounsey is a palliative medicine registrar based in Yorkshire. She first studied Chemistry at university before turning to Medicine.
She is an Elected Member on the BMA's Medical Ethics Committee which debates ethical issues on the relationship between the medical profession, the public and the state. The committee also liaises with the General Medical Council (GMC) on all matters of ethics affecting medical practice.
She also acts as a Tribunal Member at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.
Outside of medicine, she volunteers for a charity providing first aid cover for music festivals.

Dr Olwen Williams - MWF Vice-President

Olwen WilliamsWith 24 years experience at consultant level leading Sexual Health & HIV services in North Wales, Olwen is passionate about improving services for women especially those who experience sexual & domestic violence and child sexual exploitation. She developed the Amethyst SARC & Sexual Health Services where she is the Clinical Director.
In her role as Chief of Staff (2009-15) she as responsible for leading & delivery of services in Primary , Community and Specialist Medicine. She developed Frailty services, Telemedicine, and as part of Royal College of Physicians Future Hospital, achieved ‘deve
She is Divisional Vice President for the NSPCC in Wales, Council Member Bangor University and Trustee at NAT (National AIDS Trust)lopment’ site status for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board with the virtual clinic project C@rtref.
Olwen is especially passionate about social media and is an avid tweeter @OlwenOlwen and an active part of #WeCommunities @WeDocs.

Olwen was awarded an OBE for services to Medicine in 2005.

Dr Fizzah Ali – Editor of Medical Woman

dr fizzah aliFizzah is currently a neurology registrar based at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She originally studied medicine at university, also intercalating in Psychological Medicine. During her time at medical school Fizzah was awarded essay prizes including a Gilbert Barling prize and the Professor Mary Robertson prize, a national prize. She went on to complete an Academic Foundation Programme, before moving into a NIHR funded Academic Clinical Fellowship at the level of core medical training. During this period Fizzah completed Membership of the Royal College of Physicians exams. Over the course of her integrated clinical-academic training she has authored multiple scientific papers, won poster prizes, and obtained a grant in order to conduct research abroad. More recently, Fizzah commenced neurology specialist training. As a less-than-full-time trainee she has been involved with the British Medical Association's less-than-full-time forum, women in academic medicine group, and junior academic trainees sub-committee. Following new information about the gender pay gap, Fizzah has also discussed the junior doctor viewpoint for the BBC and SkyNews.

Fizzah's is thrilled to be editor of Medical Woman and envisages a colourful magazine catering to a diverse range of women, discussing a breadth of topics of interest to the modern medical woman.

Outside of work, Fizzah enjoys drawing and painting, yoga, writing and travelling.




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