Professor Anthony David
Institute of Mental Health

Professor Anthony David is Professor of Mental Health and Director of the Institute of Mental Health since 2018, as well as Honorary Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at the National Hospital for Neurology, UCLH Foundation NHS Trust. He is President of the International Neuropsychiatric Association (INA) 2022-224. He recently published “Into the Abyss: a neuropsychiatrist’s notes on troubled minds” (2020 Oneworld Publications) to international acclaim. He qualified in medicine from Glasgow University and worked in medicine and neurology before training in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London. Prior to joining UCL, he was Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry at KCL IoPPN (2013-18). Prof David’s research interests include schizophrenia, neuropsychiatry, medically unexplained syndromes and structural and functional neuroimaging. Prof David is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a member of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Experimental Psychology Society and a founder member of both the British Neuropsychological Society and British Neuropsychiatry Association. He is editor of the journal “Cognitive Neuropsychiatry” and has co-edited several books including, The Self in Neuroscience and Psychiatry (2003), Insight and Psychosis (2nd Ed) (2004), Lishman’s Organic Psychiatry (2009). He has authored over 650 publications in peer reviewed medical and scientific journals.

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