Doctor Josephine Lomax-Simpson was a psychologist, child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. From 1953 to 1967 she was psychiatrist to the LCC children's home at Hartfield, Roehampton (Hartfield House) where she helped train students from the nearby Froebel College. Lomax-Simpson became senior registrar at the Portman clinic and psychotherapist at Holloway prison, where she developed her experience of working in groups. She extended this at the Marlborough day hospital in 1963, working with Dr Joshua Bierer on therapeutic communities for children. From 1963 to 1990 she was also consultant psychiatrist/psychotherapist at East Grinstead child guidance clinic. In 1970 she created the Messenger House Trust to provide accommodation for single young mothers and their babies. During the next seventeen years the project grew, helping over 400 young men and women and creating nine therapeutic community homes. In 1977she founded the ‘sister trust’ the Hutchinson Settlement to provide community-based student accommodation for those training into the professions of medicine, teaching and social work In retirement, Lomax-Simpson served on the executive committee of the Group Analytic Society, established links with local societies and delivering lectures.