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MEET THE TEAM

  • Keisha York

    Founder and Managing Director

    Keisha is a prospective Organisational Psychologist, who currently supports organisations in embedding equitable and inclusive practices which promote and sustain the social, emotional and psychological wellbeing of their workforce.

    Keisha founded the BiPP Network in 2019 whilst reflecting on her lack of exposure to Black mental health professionals, academics or research pertaining to the Black community throughout her degrees.

  • Sarah Atayero

    Social Media and Communications Director

    Sarah is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist who works with both adults and young people with a range of mental health disorders including depression and anxiety.

    Her work within the BiPP Network is grounded in building a community of support, both physically and online, in a field that can be challenging for BME mental health practitioners.

  • Deji Maxwell

    Social Media and Communications Director

    Deji is a Forensic Mental Health Practitioner who works for a major UK mental health charity.

    He prides himself on bringing young Black people into the field of mental health and helping provide psychoeducation to the general population.

  • Jessica O'Logbon

    Events and Logistics Director

    Jessica is a 3rd year medical student at King’s College London who champions for widening participation and support for young people pursuing higher education regardless of their socioeconomic background, race or gender.

    She joined the BiPP Network because of her awareness of the chronic lack of BME psychiatrists across the UK and was motivated to work on increasing representation across psychology and psychiatry professions.

  • Idriss Kamtcheu

    Events and Logistics Director

    Idriss graduated with a BSc in Medical Sciences from the University of Bangor, during which he was elected president of the African & Caribbean Society for 2 consecutive years and was the BME representative on the Student Union Council.

    He joined the BiPP Network as he is keen to contribute to facilitating incredible events that bring mental health professionals from BME backgrounds together.

  • Jason Shonibare

    Strategy and Innovation Director

    Jason is a Trainee Educational Psychologist whose current research question looks at “What are the intersecting experiences of students from a Black and Minority Ethnic background and who have a Special Educational Need or Disability in Further Education?”

    Jason’s skills and expertise are well-positioned to provide actionable insight into the key aims of the BiPP Network and he hopes to bring about targeted and broad change, particularly in the field of psychology and for BME professionals and the BME community who use mental health services.

  • Dr Grace Mansah-Owusu

    Strategy and Innovation Director

    Grace is an Organisational Psychologist who completed her MSc in Occupational Psychology at the University of Nottingham and PhD in Management Studies from Brunel University.

    Grace works to streamline the network’s processes, strategise new ideas and new ways of working for the BiPP Network.

  • Yannick Yalipende

    Strategy and Innovation Director

    Yannick is currently completing an MSc in Applied Neuropsychology at University of Bristol, where he previously graduated with a BSc in Experimental Psychology.

    Yannick’s involvement within the BiPP network dovetails neatly with his dedication to address the racial inequalities within the mental health industry, namely the lack of BME representation in the psychology and psychiatry professions.

Black and Minority Ethnics in Psychiatry & Psychology Network C.I.C Limited 

Company Registration Number: 12740100

England and Wales 

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