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Dr James H MacCabe  BSc MBBS MRCPsych MSc PhD
Senior lecturer
Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, National Psychosis Unit
Head, Maudsley Debates

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De Crespigny Park
United Kingdom, SE5 8AF

location M5.01.06
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departmentsAcademic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC)
Maudsley Debates
NIHR BRC for Mental Health
Psychosis Studies


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After an intercalated BSc in Psychology and Basic Medical Sciences, Dr MacCabe qualified in medicine at the University of London in 1995 and completed his basic and higher specialist training in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital from 1997 to 2004. He obtained a joint MRC/Department of Health Special Training Fellowship in Health of the population research in 2004, in collaboration with the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. He obtained an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2006 and a PhD in 2008. In 2009 he was awarded a Clinical Senior Lectureship by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Dr MacCabe conducts research in three main areas: (a)the causes and consequences of psychoses using the tools of lifecourse epidemiology, and (b) treatment resistant schizophrenia (c)personalised medicine in the treatment of schizophrenia. Much of his research is conducted in collaboration with international partners in Sweden and elsewhere.

Dr MacCabe has been honorary consultant psychiatrist at the since 2005, where he is responsible for treating inpatients with severe psychosis and conducting research in treatment resistant psychoisis.

Dr MacCabe is special advisor on psychosis to the mental health charity, SANE.

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last updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013