About Baroness Hollins
Baroness Hollins is the founder, editor and lead author of the Books Beyond Words series and Chairs the Board of Beyond Words, a not for profit Community Interest Company. She is Emeritus Professor of the Psychiatry of Disability at St George’s, University of London, and sits in the House of Lords as a crossbench peer. Sheila was a Consultant Psychiatrist in South West London for 25 years and has advised the Government on the development of many initiatives and policies, particularly with respect to people with learning disabilities. She is a past President and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and past President of the British Medical Association. She is currently President of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. She was a founder member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (2014 -2017).