On 3rd July, the Helen Bamber Foundation’s Medical Director, Prof. Cornelius Katona was awarded his Honorary Fellowship at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the highest award the college bestows.
Honorary Fellowships are awarded to individuals who are eminent in the field of psychiatry, have given distinguished services to humanity in relation to the study, prevention and treatment of mental illness and have rendered notable service to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Cornelius fulfills all of these criteria due to his significant contributions in the field of psychiatry and his work in spearheading developments in standards of care for vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers. This includes leading a working group for the College, providing guidance on writing psychiatric reports in the immigration and asylum context.
Prof. Katona has driven the Helen Bamber Foundation’s medical and therapeutic work for many years, we are proud to have him at our helm, as one of our Directors. It is only fitting that he has now received this much deserved honour.