Dr Richard Bowskill

Psychiatry

MA MB BChir MRCP MRCPsych


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I read Medicine at Cambridge University where I also obtained a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology. I completed my clinical training at Guys Hospital and then went on to obtain my MRCP at Northwick Park before returning to my main interest of psychiatry. I worked in South East London, including the Maudsley Hospital and the National Unit for Affective Disorders, where I was a lecturer in Biological Psychiatry. I have been a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Brighton area since 1996 and was the first academic appointment in psychiatry at the post-graduate medical school. As Discipline Lead in Psychiatry at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, I led the development of the psychiatry teaching curriculum at the newly formed medical school. I now work part time at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in the Assertive Outreach team and at The Priory Hospital Brighton and Hove where I am also Medical Director. My research interests are in Bipolar Affective Disorder and adherence to treatment.

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Clinical interests

Depression and anxiety disorders Bipolar Affective Disorder Addictions

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Current NHS posts

Consultant Psychiatrist and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Part time). 

Personal profile

I am a father to two teenage children and enjoy spending as much time as possible with them before they leave the nest. I enjoy spending time outside, especially mountain biking around the South Downs with a group of similarly middle-aged men.

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