The Appointments Commission has announced the appointment of a local professor to serve as a non-executive director on the board of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough foundation trust.

Ian Goodyer is a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Cambridge University and an honorary consultant at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough foundation trust.

He has represented the university and the NHS on numerous scientific and healthcare committees and research boards at the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust and Department of Health. He has also advised the UK and Canadian governments on policy surrounding child and adolescent mental health.

Trust chair Anne Campbell said: "Ian has a great deal of experience in child and adult psychiatry and is well published in his field. His experience and wealth of knowledge will add a great deal to the work of the board. The directors and I very much look forward to working with him."

Professor Goodyer's term of office runs for four years.