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Dr Adrian Cree
Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director
Dr Adrian Cree

Dr Adrian Cree

Dr Adrian Cree is a consultant psychiatrist working for Priory and looking after inpatients at a Priory London Hospital. He is also Associate Medical Director for Priory Group, with responsibilities for over 26 sites across Southern England. Dr Cree ensures quality is maintained by doctors working in a number of psychiatric sub specialties across these sites.


Dr Cree initially completed a psychology degree which formed an important framework to his understanding of the human mind and behaviour. After some real life experience, he completed his medical education in Central London at St Bartholomew’s before completing six years of specialist psychiatric training at the Maudsley in South East London and research and teaching at the world renowned Institute of Psychiatry (IOP).  He is a visiting senior lecturer at the IOP, teaching a new generation of psychiatrists and psychologists.

Research interests

Dr Cree has published papers on mental illness, personality disorder and crime.  He has lectured and presented research internationally,  including Brazil, Denmark, Hong Kong, Thailand, Spain, Canada, USA and Egypt

Clinical articles and research papers

  1. Services for the Treatment of Mentally-disordered Offenders, From Reaction to Pro-action, by Adrian Cree and Sheilagh Hodgins
  2. A frame work feature for the Mental Health Review Journal, published March 2007
  3. Treating Severe mental illness in the 21st Century: Missed opportunities, suffering and increasing costs, by Sheilagh Hodgins, Jane Alderton, Adrian Cree,  Andrew Aboud & Tim Mak. Accepted for publication May 2007 by British Journal of  Psychiatry
  4. From Conduct disorder to severe mental illness: associations with aggressive behaviour, crime and victimisation, by Sheilagh Hodgins and Adrian Cree et al (2008) published in Psychological Medicine Vol 38 Issue 7
  5. Best practice in managing violence and related risks (2008), by Dr Haque and Dr Cree, published Psychiatric Bulletin 32 No 11
  6. An Evaluation of the Quality of HCR-20 Risk Formulations: A Comparison between HCR-20, Version 2 and HCR-20 Version 3, Hopton, J., Cree, A., Thompson, S., Jones, R., & Jones, R. (2018), International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 17:2, 195-201, DOI: 10.1080/14999013.2018.1460424
  • MBBS St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London 1998
  • MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists 2002
  • Psychology degree Bachelor of Science 2:1(hons) at University College London 1989

I have over 20 years experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of mental illness. I have spent my life and career in London and bring this knowledge to my individualised care of people with mental illness. I aim to ensure the patient is at the centre of their decision making and my role is to guide and support them in making sensible decisions about their treatment, optimising outcome, minimising symptoms and side effects and assisting them back to recovery. I have particular expertise in the treatment of mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety and personality disorder.  I have developed expertise in the use of Repeated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for the treatment of depression and anxiety.  It also has some exciting potential in the treatment of OCD and substance misuse.

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