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. 


Personal interests

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.