Dr Alexander Yellowlees

Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist - EDU

The Priory Hospital Glasgow (staff)

38 - 40 Mansionhouse Road
Greater Glasgow
G41 3DW

Location telephone: 0141 636 6116

Location email: Glasgow@priorygroup.com

Secretary name: -

Consultant telephone: 0141 636 6116

Consultant email: Glasgow@priorygroup.com

Dr Alexander Yellowlees

Current Position

Dr Alex Yellowlees is Medical Director of the Priory Hospital in Glasgow and a Consultant Psychiatrist holding clinics at both the Priory Hospital Glasgow and at the Edinburgh Priory Clinic. For more information on Dr Yellowlees please visit: http://www.alexyellowlees.com

Outpatient Clinics

Priory Hospital Glasgow, 38-40 Mansionhouse Road, Glasgow G41 3DW   Tel: 0141 636 6116

Priory Edinburgh Consulting Rooms, 10 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AF   Tel: 0131 718 6036 or 0141 636 6116


  • B.Sc., (Med Science) Edinburgh University 1974
  • M.B. Ch.B. Edinburgh University 1977
  • M.R.C Psych Royal College of Psychiatrists London 1981
  • M.Phil Edinburgh University 1984

Previous Appointments

Dr Yellowlees has practised at the Priory Hospital Glasgow for the last 11 years. Prior to that he was employed as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Tayside in Scotland from 1985 until 2001.

Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee and an Honorary Tutor and lecturer at the University of Stirling.

Patron of Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorder Association (SWEDA) 2000-20010.

See http://www.swedauk.org for helpful eating disorder articles written by Dr Yellowlees for sufferers and parents.

Academic Research

EATING DISORDERS RESEARCH  Co-author   Dr Alex Yellowlees

Published Papers:

Paper No. 1 The Relationship Between Two-Dimensional Self-Esteem and Problem Solving Style in an Anorexic Inpatient Sample (2007) European Eating Disorders Review

Paper No. 2 The Effectiveness of, and Predictors of Response to, Inpatient Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa (2010) European Eating Disorders Review

Paper No. 3  A Meditational Model of Self-Esteem and Social Problem-Solving in Anorexia Nervosa (2010) European Eating Disorders Review

Paper No. 4 The Relationship Between Parental Bonding, Social Problem Solving and Eating Pathology in an Anorexic Inpatient Sample (2010) European Eating Disorders Review

Paper No. 5 General Psychopathology in Anorexia Nervosa: The Role of Psychosocial Factors (2010) Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Paper No. 6 The Relationship between Disordered Eating, Perceived Parenting, and Perfectionist Schemas (2010) Cognitive Therapy and Research

Papers in Progress:

Paper No. 7 Set Shifting Impairments in an Outpatient Eating Disorder Sample (write up)
Paper No. 8 The Experience of Specialist Inpatient Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa: A Qualitative Study from Adult Patients’ Perspectives (accepted, Journal of Health Psychology)
Paper No. 9 Treatment Perceptions of Patients with Anorexia Nervosa: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies (submitted, International Journal of Eating Disorders)
Paper No. 10  Investigating the Specificity of Neuropsychological Impairment in Bulimic Outpatients: A Comparison with Anxious and Depressed Outpatients (write up)
Paper No. 11 Psychological Interventions for Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa: A Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials (submitted, Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice)
Paper No. 12 A Comparison of Set-Shifting Ability in Inpatients and Outpatients with Anorexia Nervosa (submitted, European Eating Disorders Review)
Paper No. 13 A Comparison of Cognitive Remediation Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Anorexia Nervosa: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial (data collection)
Paper No. 14 Multi-Dimensional Self-Esteem in Anorexia Nervosa (submitted, Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice)

Future Papers:

Paper No. 15 Neuropsychological Correlates of Eating Disorders
Psychiatry in Primary Care
Scottish Psychiatrists in Primary Health Care Settings - British Journal of Psychiatry 153, 663-66 (1988)

Medical Communication

Communication between Psychiatrist and General practitioners: What sort of letters should Psychiatrists write? - Health Bulletin 42/6 (1984)
Is Communication Improving between General Practitioners and Psychiatrist? - British medical Journal 290, 31-33 (1985)


Are You Good Enough?   Bill McFarlan and Dr Alex Yellowlees, Wiley 2006

Working with Eating Disorders and Self Esteem   Reed International Publishing 1997 (GHPD) (Revised 2002)
Self Esteem Directory, Smallwood Publishing 1997  Co-author
Self Esteem Solutions, Daniels Publishing 1996  Co-author
Imprisonment Today: Current Issues in the Prison Debate, McMillan Press 1988  Co-author
ABC of Eating Disorders, Wiley Blackwell 2009  Co-author


Dr Yellowlees is frequently asked to supply expert comment for the media on a wide range of psychological issues and participates regularly in radio and television shows, as well as presenting at many conferences, courses, workshops and seminars.


Resident Psychiatrist on the Hour Show 2009 - 2011

Sky TV

Secrets every woman should know
Supersize Superskinny


“Here and Now” Eating Disorders in Men 
“Feeling Good; Against All Odds”

BSc MB ChB MRCPsych M Phil