Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins is an Independent member of the House of Lords speaking mainly on disability and health issues. She is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Disability at St George’s University of London, and Honorary Professor of Spirituality, Theology and Health, Durham University. She has been President of both the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the BMA and is currently Chair of the BMA Board of Science.
She is the founder and Chair of Books Beyond Words which creates pictorial resources for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. She is a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.