I am an academic liaison psychiatrist, which means I have interests in the overlap between physical and mental health and healthcare. I write and research mainly about mental health problems experienced by people with physical illness, about self-harm and about medically unexplained symptoms. 


I blog mainly about mental health, especially about aspects of liaison psychiatry, and also about other topics that interest me in health and social care and in academic life. We can’t have too many forums for the sharing of knowledge and ideas, so I am interested in comments, questions and feedback.