Dr James Woolley

Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult

Priory Hospital Roehampton - London (staff)

Priory Lane
SW15 5JJ

Location telephone: 020 8876 8261

Location email: roehampton@priorygroup.com

Secretary name: -

Consultant telephone: 0208 876 8261

Consultant email: roehampton@priorygroup.com

Dr James Woolley

Current appointments:

  • Springfield University hospital, South West London and St. Georges NHS Trust
  • St Anthony’s Hospital, Surrey

Previous appointments:

Postgraduate training in Psychiatry

  • Maudsley Hospital, London
  • Institute of Psychiatry, London
  • Kings College Hospital, London
  • Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton
  • National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London
  • Royal Bethlem Hospital, London

Postgraduate training in General Medicine

  • Royal Free Hospital, London
  • Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow
  • Ealing Hospital, London

Additional psychiatry experience at Rozelle and Rivendell Hospitals, University of Sydney, Australia.


  • Medicolegal Bond Solon expert witness report writing training (2007)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Institute of Psychiatry, London (2006)
  • Registered for PhD, University of London (2004)
  • Certificate in Psychopharmacology (British Association of Psychopharmacology) (2003)
  • Approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act by the Department of Health (2002 & 2007)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2001)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (2000)
  • General Medical Council – Full Registration (1997)
  • Medical degree (MB BS) St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Imperial College, University of London (1996)
  • Psychology degree BSc (Hons) – University College London (1995)

Research and publications:

  1. Hodes M, Creamer J, Woolley J.
    Cultural meanings of ethnic categories
    Psychiatric Bulletin Jan 1998, 20-24
  2. Woolley J, Smith S.
    Lowered seizure threshold on olanzapine.
    British Journal of Psychiatry 2001, 178:(85-86)
  3. Woolley JB, Heyman I.
    Dexamphetamine for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
    American Journal of Psychiatry. 2003 Jan;160(1):18
  4. Woolley JB, Allen R, Wessely S.
    Alcohol use in chronic fatigue syndrome.
    Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2004 Feb;56(2):203-6
  5. Woolley J, McGuire PK.
    What can neuroimaging tell the clinician in schizophrenia?
    Advances in Psychiatric Treatment May 2005; 11: 195 - 202.
  6. Broome Matthew R; Woolley James B; Tabraham Paul; Johns Louise C; Bramon Elvira; Murray Graham K; Pariante Carmine; McGuire Philip K; Murray Robin M
    What causes the onset of psychosis?
    Schizophrenia research 2005;79(1):23-34.
  7. Broome Matthew R; Woolley James B; Johns Louise C; Valmaggia Lucia R; Tabraham Paul; Gafoor Rafael; Bramon Elvira; McGuire Philip K
    Outreach and support in south London (OASIS): implementation of a clinical service for prodromal psychosis and the at risk mental state.
    European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists 2005;20(5-6):372-8.
  8. Rubia K, Smith AB, Woolley J, Nosarti C, Heyman I, Taylor E, Brammer M.
    Progressive increase of frontostriatal brain activation from childhood to adulthood during event-related tasks of cognitive control.
    Hum Brain Mapp. 2006 Dec;27(12):973-93.
  9. Broome M R; Johns L C; Valli I; Woolley J B; Tabraham P; Brett C; Valmaggia L; Peters E; Garety P A; McGuire P K
    Delusion formation and reasoning biases in those at clinical high risk for psychosis.
    British Journal of Psychiatry. Supplement 2007;51():s38-42.
  10. Lappin Julia M; Morgan Kevin D; Valmaggia Lucia R; Broome Matthew R; Woolley James B; Johns Louise C; Tabraham Paul; Bramon Elvira; McGuire Philip K
    Insight in individuals with an At Risk Mental State.
    Schizophrenia research 2007;90(1-3):238-44.
  11. Bramon Elvira; Shaikh Madiha; Broome Matthew; Lappin Julia; Bergé Daniel; Day Fern; Woolley James; Tabraham Paul; Madre Mercè; Johns Louise; Howes Oliver; Valmaggia Lucia; Pérez Víctor; Sham Pak; Murray Robin M; McGuire Philip
    Abnormal P300 in people with high risk of developing psychosis.
    NeuroImage 2008;41(2):553-60.
  12. Woolley J, Heyman I, Brammer M, Frampton I, McGuire PK, Rubia K.
    Brain activation in paediatric obsessive compulsive disorder during tasks of inhibitory control.
    British Journal of Psychiatry. 2008 Jan;192(1):25-31.
  13. Broome Matthew R; Matthiasson Pall; Fusar-Poli Paolo; Woolley James B; Johns Louise C; Tabraham Paul; Bramon Elvira; Valmaggia Lucia; Williams Steven C R; Brammer Michael J; Chitnis Xavier; McGuire Philip K
    Neural correlates of executive function and working memory in the 'at-risk mental state'.
    British Journal of Psychiatry. 2009;194(1):25-33.

Outpatient clinics:

  • St Anthony’s Hospital, London Road, North Cheam, Surrey, SM3 9DW. (Monday AM)
  • The Priory Hospital Roehampton (Monday PM, Friday all day)

BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP, MRCPsych, PGDip (CBT)