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Professor David Osborn

Expert Advisor: Mental Health and Behaviour Change programme

Professor David Osborn is an Expert Advisor for our Mental Health and Behaviour Change programme on the interface between physical and mental health and psychiatric epidemiology.

David is Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at UCL. David trained in medicine and social/political sciences at Cambridge University and then UCL. He completed clinical psychiatry training in North London and was awarded an MRC clinical training fellowship to train as an academic in mental health research. This included a PhD in psychosis and physical health at UCL and an MSc in epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

David’s research has focused on the interface between mental health and physical health for almost twenty years. He also evaluates short and long term interventions for mental health problems. He has been a clinical academic consultant at UCL since 2003. He was promoted to Reader in 2011 and a Professor in 2014.

David works as a NHS consultant psychiatrist in acute community psychiatry in Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. He is the lead for the Multimorbidity theme in the NIHR ARC North Thames, and co-lead the mental health research programme in the NIHR School for Public Health Research.