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- Chair in Clinical Trials & Applied Epidemiological
- Division of Psychiatry
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
I trained as a psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital and as an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. My first research post was in the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London where I obtained my PhD. Before UCL I worked in the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff.
I am interested in investigating the causes of psychiatric disorder, particularly depressive illness and psychosis. Causal factors that are potentially preventable could be especially useful but clues to aetiology also can improve our understanding of illness and help to devise treatments. I also carry out randomised controlled trials to evaluate treatments for depression in primary care. I aim to carry out research that has practical implications in improving clinical care of people with psychiatric disorder. I want to identify those advances in our neuroscientific understanding that could lead to practicable benefits for patients.
I am interested in teaching psychiatrists and medical students about why research does and often does not inform clinical practice.
|1991||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Psychiatry||Institute of Psychiatry|
|1989||MSc||Master of Science – Epidemiology||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|1987||MRCPsych||Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists – Psychiatry||Royal College of Psychiatrists|
|1982||MBBS||Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine||University College London|
|1980||MSc||Master of Science (by research) – Physiology||University of Oxford|
|1978||BA||Bachelor of Arts – Psychology with Physiology||University of Oxford|