Dr Josephine Fielding is a core psychiatry trainee in the Oxford region, currently working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. She previously worked as a Clinical Researcher with the Psychological Medicine Research Group at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. In August 2016, she is taking up an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Old Age Psychiatry, and in this role will continue her work with the Psychological Medicine group. She recently completed a Master’s degree in Medical Ethics and Law; her dissertation focused on the ethical and legal challenges of dealing with risk to life posed by mental disorder.
Dr Fielding is the Academic Tutor for the Department of Psychiatry 5th year medical student teaching programme and co-teaches the Psychiatric Ethics seminar for 5th year medical students with Dr Camillia Kong. She jointly ran a Study Day “Challenging Decisions at the End of Life: An Ethics and Law Toolkit” at Sobell House Hospice (April 2016) and is engaged in various teaching activities (formal and informal) with medical students on the wards and with the multidisciplinary team.
She gives tutorials for the medical students at Harris Manchester., and has also been running a series of evening Medical Seminars for the medical tutors and students at Harris Manchester, with an aim of sharing the inspiring work being done by academics at the University in medicine and related fields. So far we have enjoyed talks on conflict and catastrophe medicine; the development of TB vaccines; and the ethics of leadership in healthcare. She would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in giving a future talk for us.
Her research interests are focused on psychological medicine (liaison psychiatry), including the integration of physical and mental healthcare, and the psychological care of patients with serious and life-limiting physical illnesses