We are delighted to welcome Simon Wessely to Psychology in Action. Simon is a renowned psychiatrist, professor of psychological medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Professor Wessely was born and educated in Sheffield, he studied medical sciences and history of art at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and then finished his medical training at University College Oxford, graduating in 1981. His medical membership was obtained in Newcastle, before moving to London’s Maudsley Hospital to train in psychiatry, where he also obtained a Master’s and Doctorate in epidemiology. His doctoral thesis was on crime and schizophrenia. Professor Wessely has been a consultant liaison psychiatrist at King’s College Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital since 1991, where he set up the first NHS service for sufferers from chronic fatigue syndrome.