Dr Layla McCay
Dr Layla McCay is Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation. She has a medical degree from the University of Glasgow, trained as a psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and later sat on the Trust Board. She has since worked nationally, at Bupa and at the Department of Health and Social Care; and internationally, including at the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, and several global NGOs, and runs a small think tank, The Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health. She has held academic roles at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Hong Kong University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and at TED, and appears regularly in the media. Her book Restorative Cities: Urban Design for Mental Health and Wellbeing was published last year by Bloomsbury.