Dr Neil Springham

Dr Neil Springham (PhD) is a consultant art therapist at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in London where he is also Borough lead for psychological therapies and patient experience. He trained in art therapy in 1988 and has worked in adult mental health, addictions and now specialises in personality disorder treatment. He was a course leader at the Unit of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths College, co-founded the Art Therapy Practice Research Network and was twice elected chair of British Association of Art Therapists. He has a PhD in Psychology and founded ResearchNet, a service user and provider collaboration which develops co-produced research in mental health. He has published and lectured internationally on a wide range of issues in art therapy, including mentalization, co-production and Experience Based Co-design.