Dr David Healy, MD FRCPsych
Director of the Sub-Department in North Wales
David Healy qualified in Medicine in Dublin in 1979 and then did a MD in neuroscience in Galway on Biochemical Markers in Depression completing that in 1985. He studied psychiatry in University College Galway followed by Cambridge University Clinical School where he was a Clinical Research Fellow. In 1990 he came to North Wales as a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine and a Consultant Psychiatrist then became a Reader in Psychological Medicine in 1996.
He has authored 13 books on various aspects of psychopharmaceuticals as well as 110 peer-reviewed papers and approximately 100 other publications. Nine of these books are on the area of the history of psychopharmacology, two from Harvard University Press and he has a leading role world-wide in this area. His other research interests include cognitive functioning in affective disorders and psychoses, circadian rhythms in affective disorders.