MA (Oxon), MB BChir, MD (Cantab), FRCP, FRCPEdin, FRCPsych, FACLP
Professor of Psychological Medicine
- Fellow of Saint Cross College, Oxford.
- Honorary Consultant in Psychological Medicine and Trust Lead in Psychological Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and advisor to Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
- Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh.
- NIHR Senior Investigator
- President, American Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
- Vice-President, European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine
Psychiatric aspects of medical illness and treatment ; multi-morbidity; clinical trials
The aims of my group's research are to better understand the psychiatry and psychology of medical illnesses and their treatments, to develop novel interventions that improve patient outcomes and to evaluate these in rigorous clinical trials.
Our current projects address multimorbidity. We study depression in people with medical conditions such as cancer and complex multi-morbidity in elderly medical inpatients (the HOME study).
In my clinical role, I am Trust Lead for Psychological Medicine (the psychiatric and psychological care of the medically ill) for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
In addition, I serve as President of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP) which is based in the USA and as a Vice-President of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (EAPM).
I am an investigator in both Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) and the Oxford NIHR ARC.
Comparison of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise therapy, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome (PACE): A randomised trial
White PD. et al, (2011), The Lancet, 377, 823 - 836
Integrated collaborative care for comorbid major depression in patients with cancer (SMaRT Oncology-2): a multicentre randomised controlled effectiveness trial.
Sharpe M. et al, (2014), Lancet, 384, 1099 - 1108
The prevalence of depression in general hospital inpatients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of interview-based studies.
Walker J. et al, (2018), Psychol Med, 1 - 14
The HOME Study: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial comparing the addition of Proactive Psychological Medicine to usual care, with usual care alone, on the time spent in hospital by older acute hospital inpatients.
Walker J. et al, (2019), Trials, 20
The PACE trial of treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome: a response to WILSHIRE et al.
Sharpe M. et al, (2019), BMC Psychol, 7
Is improvement in comorbid major depression associated with longer survival in people with cancer? A long-term follow-up of participants in the SMaRT Oncology-2 and 3 trials
Mulick A. et al, (2019), Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 116, 106 - 112