Cilla Macquire-Samson

Cilla Macquire-Samson


Biography

Cilla was a Consultant Psychiatrist in Bristol and retired 3 years ago. She was a general adult psychiatrist but also specialised in eating disorders and for a short time in gender dysphoria.

Most of her patients were teenagers and young adults so she has a wide experience of the problems that may face those in this age group. She joined the Council of Management of the BOVTS in March with a view to providing support and advice on how to help any student who may be experiencing stress or any other mental health issue.

She is also a governor for an Academy school in the south of Bristol where she has particular responsibility for special needs. She has had a life long interest in drama and theatre both as a participant and onlooker.

She sings in a local choir and her other interests include opera, music, learning a foreign language, reading and sport.

Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student