Ross Overshott trained in Old Age Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry in London and Manchester. He is currently a consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at Salford Royal Hospital. His research interests have included delirium, Parkinson’s disease and homicide by older people. He is the vice-chair of the North West Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is a member of the College’s Policy Committee. He is the current President of the Psychiatry Section of the Manchester Medical Society.