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Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, King's College London

I qualified in Medicine in and Spain and later trained in psychiatry in the UK (St Bartholomew’s training rotation), where I became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

I have worked as a consultant in old age psychiatry in South London for over twenty years. I am also the Neuromodulation lead Consultant in Oxleas NHSFT (London) and at The London Psychiatry Centre in Harley Street, London.

I have a special interest in old age psychiatry, as well as in the treatment of affective disorders with brain modulation technologies, such as rTMS. We at the London Psychiatry Centre were the first to offer rTMS to the general public in the UK and have accumulated a wealth of clinical experience in this field.

I have thought in GKT Medical School and advised NICE on brain modulation issues. I have published two books and written numerous articles for the psychiatric and general press.

I have just published a book on happiness: "You are not meant to be happy. So stop trying!"


  • –present
    Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


  • 1986 
    University of the Basque Country, Medicine and surgery