Dr Ed Burns

Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr Burns has been a doctor since 1999. He has specialised in Psychiatry since 2003 and has been a Consultant since 2011. Prior to specialising in psychiatry he worked in a variety of medical settings, including a number of A&E departments, and understands the importance of considering physical health problems in the context of people’s mental health.

Prior to working at the Priory Dr Burns was a Consultant Psychiatrist in South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. He has worked as a medical manager before and after becoming a Consultant as a “Darzi Fellow” and an Associate Medical Director. These leadership roles have instilled a desire to ensure he is involved in continually improving services so that everyone may benefit.

Research Interests

Dr Burns is dedicated to helping facilitate recovery for patients and involving families and carers in this process.



  • MBChB, MRCPsych, MSc