I am emeritus Professor of Liaison Psychiatry at the University of Leeds. From 2005 to September 2013 I was Director of the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, a multidisciplinary institute in the School of Medicine with a substantial portfolio of activities in education and in applied health research.
My personal research interests include the overlap between physical and mental disorder, medically unexplained symptoms, suicide and self-harm. You can read more of my CV on my university web page or look up my research publications on Google Scholar.
Until 2016 I chaired the Yorkshire and Humber Research Funding Committee of the National Institute for Health Research’s Research for Patient Benefit programme. I have served as a member of the HTA Commissioning Board and HTA Efficient Study Designs Board, as a sub-panel member for NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) and member of the NIHR Higher Awards Fellowship committee.