Alexander Burnfield


Dr “Sandy” Burnfield was born in Winchester in 1944. He qualified in Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College (University of London) subsequently working at the Royal London Hospital. He then trained in Psychiatry working at Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Andover. He was appointed as a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Wessex Region UK and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1972.

An active member of the UK Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and has had a form of the disease himself for many years, he is President of the Andover and the Winchester Branches. He was the Second Jack Pritchard Memorial Lecturer and Gold Medallist at the Queen’s University, Belfast on the subject of Doctors and MS Patients: Improving Communication. He helped to found “Persons with MS International” and establish it as a central part of the MS International Federation (MSIF.) He served for several years as a Trustee of The MS Trust.

Sandy has also done occasional work as an advisor and consultant in therapeutic approaches providing training, mentoring and guidance to Fairways Care (UK) Ltd over the last 15 years.

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