I am Brendan Thomas Monteiro. I was born in India and have lived most of my adult working life in the UK, via Ireland.
I have a passionate dedication to the world of Deafness and in particular, Mental Health and Deafness, having worked for all my consultant career in this field. I have developed 3 Independent Mental Health facilities for Deaf People that have attracted nationwide kudos and referrals. Indeed, a few of the forensic units are first of their type in the world and I have travelled extensively to discuss their development and delivery of Mental Health care for Deaf People.
I am Honorary Professor of Health and Society and University of Salford, a title that has been achieved because of my long-standing commitment to research in various aspects of Mental Health and Deafness. My vision is to have egalitarian and equal services for Deaf People, who form a cultural and linguistic minority, are often disadvantaged and discriminated against. I have won a Pioneering Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award for my dedication to this cause.
Finally, I am a down to earth human being who calls a spade a spade, does not stand on ceremony and enjoys the finer things in life, as long as they are fundamental, basic thrills.
I am a keen and proficient golfer, an after dinner speaker and I like to actively raise money for charity.
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