I have been a consultant since 2006 and I am also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the University of Dundee (since 2011). I am the clinical lead for the Advanced Interventions Service.
My clinical work involves the assessment of people who require specialist treatment of depression or OCD, and this also involves the delivery of intensive and inpatient treatment for OCD. I am also responsible for assessing patients for neurosurgical treatment pathways.
I trained in Medicine at the University of Glasgow and in 1996 obtained my degree of MBChB (with commendation). After working as a junior doctor at Law Hospital (Carluke) and the Royal Alexandra Hospital (Paisley), I went on to do my core psychiatric training in NHS Forth Valley (1997 - 2001). I achieved my Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2000. In 2001, I moved to NHS Tayside and worked in a number of posts as a specialist registrar before becoming a Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry in the University of Dundee (2003 - 2006). I completed my MD from the University of Dundee in 2006 and my MD Thesis can be downloaded here.
Specialist interests and publications
- Specialist management of OCD and related conditions.
- Neurosurgery for Mental Disorder (NMD).
- The diagnosis and management of Treatment-Refractory Depression.
- The use of ECT in affective disorders.
- Neuromodulation for mental illness.
A list of publications can be found on our publications page.