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Derek Tracy

FRCPSYCH, CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST & CLINICAL DIRECTOR / OXLEAS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST, LONDON / KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

 

Derek Tracy is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London. His directorate is a nationally innovative integrated model encompassing adult social care, mental and physical health services.

He is a Senior Lecturer at King’s and University College London, running three MSc modules, and he has published over seventy peer-reviewed scientific papers and seven book chapters. In 2018 he was elected to the executive of the Royal College of Psychiatry’s academic faculty. His current research interests include novel psychoactive substances (‘legal highs’), and Derek is a member of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs that provides expert scientific advice to the UK Home Office on drug harms.

Derek is a board member of the British Journal of Psychiatry, writing its Kaleidoscope column, and leads the BJP’s public engagement arm that runs its twitter, podcast, and blogs. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.