Professor Philip Graham was Chair of the Mary Kitzinger Trust from 1989 to 2018.
After holding a consultant post in child psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and a senior lectureship at the Institute of Psychiatry, Philip was appointed to the Headship of the Department of Psychological Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London in 1968. In 1974 he was appointed to the Foundation Chair of Child Psychiatry at the Institute of Child Health. He retired from these posts in 1994. He has published widely both in his own and in related fields. His most recent publication is ‘Men and Sex: A Sexual Script Approach’ (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Among other positions held, he was Co-ordinating Consultant to the WHO Child Mental Health Programme from 1977 to 1984, President of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from 1987 to 1991 and Chair of the National Children’s Bureau from 1994 to 2000.
Cathy Urwin was a Trustee of the Mary Kitzinger Trust since its inception in 1985 until she sadly passed away in 2012. Cathy was hugely involved in establishing the aims and objectives of the Trust. A contemporary and colleague of Mary Kitzinger from the time they were doing their MA with John and Elizabeth Newson at Nottingham University, Cathy went on to do her PhD at Cambridge on the development of communication and language in babies with vision impairment. Cathy and Mary were both keen to promote interaction between psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, paediatricians and teachers.
A consultant psychotherapist and research fellow at the Tavistock Centre, Cathy’s time was much in demand and meetings of Trustees needed to be booked a year in advance to fit in with Cathy’s busy schedule. Her gentle nature coupled with a steely determination, her wry sense of humour and wise counsel will be sorely missed.
The Mary Kitzinger Trust was largely her inspiration and will be a memorial to her.