David Kingdon is Emeritus Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery at the University of Southampton, UK and formerly psychiatrist and manager with Southern Health NHS Trust. His research interests are in cognitive therapy of severe mental health conditions and mental health service development. He currently chairs or is a member of a number of TSC and DMECs. He lectures, holds workshops and edits/writes publications including new editions of Cognitive Therapy of Severe Mental Illness (APPI) and Seminars in General Adult Psychiatry (CUP).
- Cognitive therapy
- Mental health services
- Mental health policy
He is currently researching psychosis sub-groups and the development of effective payment systems for mental health services.
He is also chairing/member of Trial Steering Committees and Data Management & Ethics Committees funded to research psychological approaches to severe mental illness.
He has provided lectures and workshops in CBT for severe mental illness and mental health service development in many countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia and is continuing to respond to requests, e.g. currently for College meetings and Stanford University.
David Kingdon is Emeritus Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery at the University of Southampton, UK and formerly Clinical Services Director (Adult Mental Health, Southampton) and honorary consultant adult psychiatrist for Southern Health NHS Trust. He has previously worked as Senior Medical Officer (Severe Mental Illness) in the Department of Health and been involved in many policy initiatives including technical adviser for the NHSE/NICE Early Intervention for Psychosis guidance. He chaired the Council of Europe’s Expert Working Group leading to their Recommendation 2004(10) on Psychiatry and Human Rights (1996-2003). His research interests are cognitive therapy of severe mental health conditions and mental health service development. He has published over 300 peer reviewed papers, articles and chapters and twelve books – translated into a dozen languages. He published the earliest papers and manual on CBT for schizophrenia and developed pilot, efficacy and efficiency studies which had a decisive role in NICE and other international clinical guidelines recommending CBT for psychosis. He received the Aaron T Beck Award for Exceptional Cognitive Therapy with Douglas Turkington in 2015.