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Philip Wilkinson

BMedSci (Nottingham), FRCPsych, Certificate in Cognitive Therapy (Oxford), LGSMD

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

  • Consultant Psychiatrist


I am a consultant old age psychiatrist with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust working mainly with women inpatients experiencing depressive disorders, bipolar disorder and psychosis. 

My interests are in the management of late life depression and psychological treatments with older people. I am currently working on the local BOLD study of cognitive bias in late life depression, the FACTOID study of acceptance and commitment therapy for older people with treatment-resistant generalised anxiety disorder  (  CI Dr Rebecca Gould, UCL) and the PATHFINDER study of problem-solving therapy in people with dementia who are depressed (CI Professor Rob Howard, UCL). 

I am a member of the NICE Depression in adults (update) guideline development group.

I have experience of using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in the treatment of late-life depression and was a specialist adviser on tDCS to the NICE Interventional Procedures Programme

I teach medical students at Oxford University and am Internal Specialty Adviser for the psychiatry course. I am a College Adviser and member of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

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