Compiled by Audrey Beaton

 

 

Josephine Mary Lomax-Simpson Born

11 March 1925, Hampstead, England.

Education

1939 - 1942

Southover Manor Boarding School, Lewes, Sussex

1942 - 1948

Aberdeen University
(2nd Prize in Mental Health, 1947; graduated M.B. Ch.B., 1948).

Qualifications

1953

(Conjoint) Diploma of Psychological Medicine

1954

Certificate of Venerology

1959

Associate Member, Institute of Psycho-Analysis

1971

Member, Royal College of Psychiatrists

1984

Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Medical Career

1948

House Surgeon (Gynaecology)

Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen

1949

House Physician (General Medicine)

Hackney General Hospital

1950

House Officer (Paediatrics)

Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, Australia

1950-1952

Senior House Officer to Registrar (Adult Psychiatry)

Warneford Park Hospital, Oxford

1952-1954

Registrar (Child Psychiatry)

Child Guidance Training Centre

1953-1967

Psychiatrist

London County Council Children's Homes (Hartfield, Roehampton)

1954-1984

Clinical Assistant (Psychotherapy)

South London Hospital for Women

1954-1955

Junior House Medical Officer (Venereology)

St. Thomas Hospital, London

1955-1957

Registrar (Adult Psychiatry)

St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington

1959-1961

Senior Registrar (Delinquency)

Portman Clinic, London

1960-1962

Consultant Psychotherapist (Psychotherapy)

Holloway Prison

1963-1990

Consultant Psychiatrist/Family Therapist

East Grinstead Family Consultation Centre

1963-1982

Medical Assistant (Psychotherapy)

Wimbledon General Hospital

1963

Consultant (Child Psychiatry)

Canterbury Child Guidance Clinic

1963

Registrar (Community Psychiatry)

Marlborough Day Hospital, London

1973-1975

Hon. Clinical Assistant (Group Therapy)

University College Hospital, London

1982-1984

Consultant Psychiatrist

Chiltern Wing, Sutton Hospital, Surrey

1984-1987

Consultant Psychiatrist

Wallington Day Hospital, Croydon

1984-1990

Consultant Psychiatrist

Nelson Hospital, Merton

Other Significant Areas of Experience

1958

Gave verbal evidence to the Ingleby Committee - A Home Office Government Committee on Children and Young Persons in respect of the law in England and Wales.

1964-1974

Vice-President of the Association of Workers for Maladjusted Children (now the Association of Workers for Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties)

1967

Member of a Working Party set up by the Association of Child Psychology and Psychiatry in collaboration with the National Bureau for Co-operation in Child Care. Under the chairmanship of Dr. Jessie Parfitt, Principal Medical Officer (Child Psychiatry) for the Greater London Council, the Working Party published a report entitled "The Community's Children". The Report dealt with the Management and Treatment of Emotional Problems of Children in Care.

1970-1987

Founder of Messenger House Trust and Hutchinson Settlement - a therapeutic type community based in Wimbledon. A National Registered Charity, it provided support and accommodation for homeless and deprived young people. Dr. Lomax-Simpson was also the Trust's Honorary Therapeutic Advisor from 1970-1982, and during this period developed a technique of working with people in a Large Group setting.

1973-1978

Professional Advisor to the Wimbledon Juvenile Magistrates (Juvenile Courts)

1976

Member of a Working Party of the Royal College of Psychiatrists under the Chairmanship of Dr. Colin Murray Parkes, and dealing with "Working with Volunteers in the Community".

1983-1986

Chairman of the Supervisor's Group of the Association of Therapeutic Communities.

1984-1988

Member of South West Thames Regional Psychiatry Subcommittee (South West Thames Regional Health Authority)

1986 -

Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

1990-1995

Member of the Executive Committee, The Group Analytic Society

School Governor

Manor House Nursery School 1970-1985
Cambridge House Special School 1985-1988
Melrose Special School 1985-1988

Large Group in Community Psychiatry

Development of Large Group techniques through Dr. Patrick de Maré (Institute of Group Analysis); the Messenger House Trust Large Group; the Wallington Day Hospital Group; the Roundshaw Large Group.

Honours and Awards

1967

Foundation Trust Lecturer at the Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

1978-1979

Cyril Black Prize.
The Cyril Black Prize is an annual award made by theLondon Borough of Merton to the person who has during the previous year made the greatest contribution to the Borough.

1986

Official guest of the Psychotherapy Section of the Psychiatric Association of Kracow, Poland, at their 25th anniversary celebrations.