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Prof Paul Robinson
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  • Professor (Teaching)
  • Education (Div of Med)
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

Qualified at UCH/UCL.  BSc Anatomy.
Medical rotations at Whittington, NHND. Medical registrar at KCH
Psychiatry training at Institute of Psychiatry
Wellcome Fellowship and Lectureship at IOP and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
Launched RC Psychiatrists Eating Disorders Special Interest Group (with Gerald Russell). 
Qualified as family therapist at Institute of Family Therapy
Senior Lecturer and Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult General and Liaison Psychiatry, KCL 
Consultant Psychiatrist in Westminster.  Completed MD in gastric control of food intake.
Moved to Royal Free and developed  Community Eating Disorders model.  Published "Community Treatment of Eating Disorders".
Moved to research role and developed Mentalization Based Therapy for eating disorders. 
Published "Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders"
Developed MARSIPAN guidance for general medical units treating eating disorders
Published "Critical care for anorexia nervosa"
Published "Hunger: mentalization based treatments for eating disorders"

Research Summary

1984-2000: Control of food intake, gastric emptying, cholecystokinin 

1992-current: Specialist services for Eating Disorders in the UK

2000-2008: Use of email in the treatment of eating disorders

2005-current: Management of severely ill patients with anorexia nervosa

2001-2008: Family interventions in eating disorders

2006-current: Community models of treatment of eating disorders

2008-current: Severe and enduring eating disorders

2009-current: Mentalization based therapy in treatment of  eating disorders with borderline features. 

2010-2012: Psychological factors in outcome of bariatric surgery

2015-current mentalizing in eating disorders 

Teaching Summary

1. UCL Medical school: Lecture “The thin patient”, termly
2. MRCPsych Course, RFH: Lecture on eating disorders clinical features, Lecture on eating disorders treatment, Lecture on family therapy
3. MSc nutrition course, UCL: Eating Disorders 1 and 2
4. GP Masterclass: Eating Disorders (annual)
5. Intercollegiate course in nutrition: Eating Disorder lecture.
6. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists update on Eating Disorders
7. Northwick Park Hospital GP training scheme: Obesity and bariatric surgery: psychiatric aspects
8. Supervision of 3 research workers, 1 MSc student and one research project manager.
9. Barcelona, 2010. Autonomous University. Eating Disorders.  Masters course.
10. Leuven, 2010: University of Leuven. Mentalization based therapy in eating disorders.  Community management of eating disorders
11. SCOPE summer school, International Association for the Study of Obesity, Cambridge, July 2011. Eating Disorders
12. Eating Disorders International Conferences 2012 to 2020: Chair of organizing committee
13. MSc in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition (Eating Disorders): Course organizer, tutor and lecturer.

01-DEC-2018 Consultant psychiatrist and Director of R and D   ORRI Clinic London, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2015 – 01-AUG-2019 Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist St Anns Hospital Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2012 Senior teaching fellow Medicine UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2010 Research Consultant Psychiatrist Research Dept Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, United Kingdom
01-MAR-2006 – 31-JUL-2010 Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, United Kingdom
01-JAN-1997 – 28-FEB-2006 Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders Psychiatry Camden and Islington Mental Health Trust, United Kingdom
01-JAN-1997 Honorary Senior Lecturer Mental Health Sciences UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2014   Master of Arts London Metropolitan University
1974   Bachelor of Medicine University College London
1971   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University College London
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