Dr Rachel Taylor-East (Psychiatrist)

Dr Rachel Taylor-East, also known as Sasha, is a Maltese psychiatrist and mother of two young children. She completed her post-graduate specialization in psychiatry with distinction and is on the specialist register of the Malta Medical Council. She is also a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Taylor-East completed her MSc in the Clinical and Public Health Aspects of Addiction at Kings College London, UK and her undergraduate Medicine and Surgery degree at the University of Malta, where she is currently a visiting assistant lecturer on the Psychiatry module.

Dr Taylor-East’s main interests are in the areas of acute general adult psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and psychological trauma. She is actively involved in clinical audit and medical education: teaching both in undergraduate medical, and post-graduate psychiatry specialization. She is a trained medical assessor in the Malta Foundation Programme and recently completed a course on coaching and mentoring organized by Mater Dei Hospital. Her contributions to academia through teaching, presentations and publications, and to various voluntary projects she has worked on, reflect this. She recently completed a befriending project with UNHCR. Understanding the specific mental health needs of asylum seekers has also been a specific interest of hers. As such she has been actively involved with liaising with various agencies, attending conferences, and hopes to motivate and encourage developments within this field. Dr Taylor-East was the founding president of the Malta Association of Psychiatric Trainees.