Senior Investigator Profile

First NameAnthony
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
DepartmentPsychosis Studies
InstitutionKing's College London
NHS TrustSouth London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldPsychiatry
Secondary Research FieldPsychiatry
BiographyAnthony David is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry and South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.   Graduating in Medicine from Glasgow University in 1980 and training in Neurology before entering Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London,  he also has a Masters degree in Cognitive Neuropsychology.  He has been an honorary consultant at the Maudsley since 1990 and was awarded a personal chair from the Institute of Psychiatry and GKT School of Medicine in 1996.  Other appointments include Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is a member of the Experimental Psychology Society and a founder member of both the British Neuropsychological Society and British Neuropsychiatry Association and was Chairman to the latter from 2004-07. He is also an associate director of the UK Mental Health Research Network.  Professor David has a wide and diverse range of research interests including schizophrenia, neuropsychiatry, medically unexplained syndromes and neuroimaging - both structural and functional.  He is especially interested in the concept of insight in schizophrenia and how this relates to treatment compliance. In addition to being editor of the journal Cognitive Neuropsychiatry he has published several books including The Neuropsychology of Schizophrenia (1994) with J Cutting, Disorders of Brain and Mind (1998) with M Ron, The Self in Neuroscience and Psychiatry (2003) with T Kircher, and Insight and Psychosis (2nd Ed) (2004) with X Amador. He is author of over 350 publications in peer reviewed medical and scientific journals.  

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