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Richard Morriss

Richard Morriss

The University of Nottingham


Professor Richard Morriss is a Consultant in General Adult and Community Psychiatry with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Professor of Psychiatry and Community Mental Health at the University of Nottingham. Professor Morriss has worked in Nottingham since 2006 and was a previously a senior lecturer in Manchester and professor in Liverpool. He trained in psychiatry in Leeds, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore United States, Oxford and Manchester. He has a MD from University of Leeds. Professor Morriss has clinical interests in mood disorders, somatization and primary care psychiatry. His research interests are in the management of bipolar affective disorder, depression and medically unexplained symptoms in primary and secondary care settings. He has expertise in research involving complex interventions including psychological treatment. He is the Director of Research for the CLAHRC and leads the CLAHRC Mental Health research theme. He leads CLAHRC projects on specialist mood disorders service for depression not responding to routine care and on frequent attendance in primary care where it is related to depression, anxiety and medically explained symptoms. He currently has a NIHR programme grant in bipolar disorder (PARADES) and recently funded research from the NHS HTA programme and Medical Research Council. Professor Morriss was also a member of the NICE Guideline Development Group (GDG) for Bipolar Disorder. He is currently a member of the NICE mental health panel and a national working group looking at Improved Access to Psychological Treatment for medically unexplained symptoms and long-term physical conditions with depression and anxiety.

Research Interest

psychiatry, epidemiology, suicidal behaviour