Dr Paul Keedwell

Consultant Psychiatrist

Areas of Expertise (conditions): Mood disorders, Psychosis, Adult ADHD, ASD.

Career History:

I completed my psychiatry training at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of
Psychiatry in London. This included specialist attachments at the Adult ADHD Clinic, the
National Alcohol unit and the National Affective Disorders unit. I was a clinical researcher at
the Centre of Neuroimaging Science in London and the Cardiff University Brain Imaging
Centre, while gaining broad experience in general adult psychiatry, and leading specialist
mood disorder clinics. More recently, I have completed training in the assessment of ASD at
the Maudsley Hospital.


I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a member of the College
Academic Faculty.

Published papers / Media:

I have published 26 academic papers and 2 books. I have worked
as a commentator on psychiatric issues on BBC News 24, More Four News, CNN, the Today
programme and Radio Five. I also comment on new research findings in the National Press,
in collaboration with the Science Media Centre.


Education: I graduated in medicine at the University of Leeds, where I also achieved a first
class intercalated degree in Psychology. I became a member of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists in 1998 and completed my PhD in the neurobiology of depression in 2010. I
became Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2022.

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