Dr. Gianetta Rands

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Dr Gianetta Rands is dual registered with the General Medical Council in general and old age psychiatry. She retired from the NHS in 2015 after 34 years practising mostly as consultant psychiatrist and as clinical tutor for doctors training in psychiatry. Much of her clinical work was carried out with multi-professional teams, in hospitals and in the community.
She is experienced in completing complex assessments for patients with multiple mental and physical illnesses. An area of special interest is cognitive impairment which may be due to dementia, delirium, or brain injury. She regularly undertakes mental capacity assessments and medicolegal reports.

Throughout her career, she has had major roles in postgraduate training for doctors specialising in psychiatry. She managed a large training programme, was an examiner for The Royal College of Psychiatrists, and a member of several of their committees.

She is an approved section 12 assessor for the Mental Health Act.


General Medical Council full registration since 1982; Specialist Register for General Psychiatry and Old Age Psychiatry (1992); Revalidated to September 2024

Medical Protection Society (from 1981)

Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (member from 1988, fellow from 2005)

British Medical Association (from 1981)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (2012)

Published papers / Media

Rands, Gianetta (2018) Women’s Voices in Psychiatry; A collection of Essays, Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-878548-4

Women in UK Psychiatry and Mental Health by Gianetta Rands, pages 137-151 in “Mind, State, and Society: Social History of Psychiatry and Mental Health in Britain 1960-2010” edited by George Ikkos & Nick Bouras (2021) published by Cambridge University Press

DOI 10.1017/9781911623793

Rands G, McCabe T, Imray C (2020) Post-flight Confusion: does flying affect the brain? Special Paper. BJPsych International, 17.3, 1-4. Link to this article: http://ow.ly/G2fQ50EPkTm

RCPsychiatry Webinar “Where were the women?” February 2021.

RCPsych Webinar Helen Boyle; 27th May 2021 Link to this recording:

Podcast: Does Flying affect the brain?
Published June 2021. Link to this podcast: https://soundcloud.com/bjpsych/bji-2020-1

G.Rands and Orrell, M “Aspirin for Vascular Dementia” Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; first published 2000, 4 reviews; PB: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; latest edition November 2012.

Dr Rands was educated at Oxford University and the Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London.

Throughout her career she has had major roles in postgraduate training, as Membership examiner, and on several Committees of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. These continue as she develops her private practice and medicolegal work.


M.A.(Oxon) PPP/Experimental Psychology, 1976

MB.BS. (Royal Free, London) 1981

MRCPsychiatry 1988,

FRCPsychiatry, 2005

MRCGP, 1985

DRCOG and JCC certificate, 1983

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