About the authors

Amit Mistry, MRCPsych, MBChB (Hons), BSc (Hons)

ST5 General Adult & Old Age Psychiatry, Barnet, Enfield & Haringey (BEH) Mental Health Trust, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield.


Dr Mistry is a specialist psychiatry registrar in general adult and old age psychiatry. He is the exercise interventions lead for the Sport and Exercise Special Interest Group (SESIG) and a resource author for the Physical Activity Clinical Champions Scheme run by Public Health England (PHE). He is Lead Psychiatrist for the 'Moving Medicine' initiative on physical activity in depression, led by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM).


Dr Mistry is an ex-international rugby tag player (2014–16) who represented Team GB at the last World Cup in Brisbane, Australia (2015). He was shortlisted for the RCPsych Core psychiatric trainee of the year 2016 and Higher psychiatric trainee of the year 2018.


Email: amit.mistry@beh-mht.nhs.uk (@DrAMistryPsych)


Declaration of interests: None



Lynne Drummond, MBChB, MRCP, FRCPsych, CiRF

Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer, National and Trustwide Services for OCD/BDD, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust and St George's, University of London.


Dr Drummond has been the Clinical Lead for the National Service for OCD/BDD at South West London and St George's since 1985. Over this period she has published four books and over forty academic papers on subjects that include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), wellbeing and education.


Dr Drummond is a keen runner, having run eight full marathons over the past seven years. She is a trained UKA Run Leader (2011) and Running Coach (2016), and regularly organises running events for people of all abilities.


Email: lynnemd@sgul.ac.uk


Declaration of interests: None

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