Professor Malcolm Weller


MA (Cantab) MB BS FRCPsych FAPA FBPsS CPsychol Hon. FCINP

Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust 
and Honorary Research Professor at Middlesex University. 
Second Opinion Approved Doctor for the Mental Health Act 1983. 
Long-standing Chairman of the London Region Psychiatric Committee. 
Honorary adviser to mental health charities and previous Chairman 
of Concern.

Previous Mental Health Act Commissioner. 

Degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Newcastle 
upon Tyne, and a Masters degree from Cambridge University in 
Experimental Psychology.  As well as being a Consultant 
Psychiatrist, I am a Chartered Psychologist and Member of 
the British Neuropsychiatry Assoc. 

Awards and prizes from:

Mental Health Foundation (Scholarship), 
Newcastle University (Wilfred Kingdom) 
Cambridge University (Baron ver Heyden de Lancey), 
British Council travel award. 
Honorary Lifetime Achievement Fellow Collegium 
Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP).
Adviser and participant in BBC radio feature: Breakdown, Italia prize

Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (Executive Committee Member Royal College of Psychiatrists Neuropsychiatry Secion), the British Psychological Society, the Royal Society of Medicine (Representative to NICE and Psychiatry Section Council Member) and International Fellow American Psychiatric Assoc.  Lifetime Achievement Honorary Fellow Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum.   Invited Fellow of Royal Society of Arts.   Emeritus Member American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Previous Visiting Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University and member of the Central Committee of the British Medical Association.  Vice Chairman (1984-1993) BMA  N.E. Thames Consultants and Specialists Committee.  Elected and co-opted on to various Executive Committees of London University and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and lead author of reports. 

Previous Royal College Examination Officer and representative to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.
Previous member of London University Examination Committee, Phd. Examiner at Manchester Univ., and prize adjucator for the Royal Society of Medicine. Author or editor of 5 books, including a textbook (2 editions) which was recommended reading by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and Editor in Chief for Bailliere's Clinical Psychiatry series (11 vols).  Publications include many book chapters and about 150 Scientific  papers and Editorials, including publications on depression and psychiatric reactions to stress.

Invited presentations at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal Society of Medicine, the Maudsley Hospital, foreign meetings and institutions, and British Medical Schools and Universities.
Initiated and ran courses for the British Postgraduate Federation at 3 Teaching Hospitals and for the Medical Research Council, video teaching material and a rating scale prepared for the W.H.O. 
Referee for several psychiatric journals and the British Medical Journal. Member Editorial Board, British Journal of Medical Practitioners.

Special Areas of Expertise

Depression
Anxiety
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Head Injury/Brain Damage

Medico Legal

Instructions received from Germany, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Norway, where I was an appointed expert to the Crown Court, Oslo.  Instructed by the Metropolitan Police, the Official Solicitor, the Treasury Solicitor, the Serious Fraud Office, Department of Public Prosecutions in England and also the Channel  Islands, the Royal College of Nursing, the Medical Defence Society, the Medical Protection Society, the NHS Litigation Authority and individual NHS trusts, and given invited advice to the General Medical Council and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 

Founder member of the Expert Witness Institute and on the Law Society's panel of experts.  Several reported cases.


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