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Simon Wessely

Head of Department of Psychological Medicine, Kings College London


Simon Wessely is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine and Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He has a Doctorate in Epidemiology and has over 600 original publications, with an emphasis on the boundaries of medicine and psychiatry, unexplained symptoms and syndromes, population reactions to adversity and epidemiology. He has co-authored books on chronic fatigue syndrome, randomised controlled trials and a history of military psychiatry.