Dr Attard qualified as a medical doctor in 1978 and went on to train as a psychiatrist in the St. George’s Hospital Rotation, obtaining her MRCPsych in 1983. She specialised in the Psychiatry of Learning Disability. Her main clinical interest is the treatment of mental illness of people with learning disabilities and developmental disorders. Additionally, she is a trained family therapist.
Dr. Attard was employed as the consultant psychiatrist for people with Learning Disability for Epsom, Ewell and Banstead in 1993. She later covered Ashtead and Dorking. She also held the role of Associate Medical Director for Learning Disability with Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. She was closely involved in the clinical care of people with LD who required specialist care working closely with the local CTPLD Team as well as Primary care, secondary medical care and social services, as well as being active in planning services for the clients concerned. She therefore has good knowledge of the specialist health needs of our client group. Her research on the morbidity and mortality of people with learning disabilities was published in conjunction with Prof. Sheila Hollins.
Dr. Attard enjoys travelling, music, and the history of art.