Matthew Broome

Consultant Psychiatrist


I am an experienced psychiatrist and have worked at consultant level in the NHS for over 15 years, alongside my university teaching and research roles.

I am reflective, thoughtful, and compassionate clinician who will work in partnership with you and your family to help with any current mental health difficulties you may be experiencing, and will draw on my own experience and the latest evidence-based care to advise on the best treatments.

I am particularly skilled at working with people who may be developing the earliest signs of mental disorders, where diagnosis may be less clear, and where there may be multiple problems occurring together.  I also have a great interest in how philosophy and ethics, and the wider humanities, can inform mental health care.


Professor Broome trained in Pharmacology and Medicine at the University of Birmingham.  He worked as a House Officer and Senior House Officer at University Hospitals Birmingham.  In 1999 he moved to London where he undertook postgraduate psychiatry training at the Maudsley and Royal Bethlem Hospitals, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.  Matthew became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2001, and was elected Fellow (FRCPsych) in 2017.  He was entered on the GMC Specialist Register as a Consultant in Adult Psychiatry in September 2005.

Alongside his clinical training, Matthew has a PhD in Psychiatry from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London (2008) and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Warwick (2015).  He has a postgraduate qualification for teaching in higher education (PGCAP, awarded by King’s College London, 2006).

Since becoming a consultant, Matthew has worked in NHS services with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, and currently works with Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

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Professor Broome is active researcher and, alongside his clinical work, is Director of the Institute for Mental Health, and Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, at the University of Birmingham.  He is also Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, at the University of Oxford, and Visiting Professor, Suor Orsola Benicasa University of Naples. Matthew is Clinical Lead for Early Intervention in Psychosis, West Midlands, NHS England and Improvement. He is Deputy Editor of The British Journal of Psychiatry.

Matthew’s research interests include the prodromal phase of psychosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, delusion formation, mood instability, functional neuroimaging, youth mental health, autism and ADHD, interdisciplinary methods, mental health humanities and the philosophy and ethics of psychiatry.

Matthew has published in excess of 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has co-edited 5 books.  These are:

Thompson, A.D., Broome, M.R., (2020) Risk Factors for psychosis: Paradigms, mechanisms, and prevention.  Elsevier Press.

Stanghellini, G., Broome, M.R, Raballo, A., Fernandez, A.V., Fusar-Poli, P., Rosfort, R. (2019) The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology.  Oxford University Press.

Broome, M.R., Bottlender, R., Rosler, M., Stieglitz, R-D. (2017) Manual for Assessment and Documentation of Psychopathology in Psychiatry.  Hogrefe.

Broome, M.R., Harland, R., Owen, G. S., & Stringaris, A. (2013). The Maudsley Reader in Phenomenological Psychiatry. Cambridge University Press.

Broome, M. R., Bortolotti, L. (2009). Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford University Press.

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Please see for my Google Scholar profile and links to the majority of my papers.

Some recent, more clinical, papers include:


  • 1994 I BSc Pharmacology, University of Birmingham.
  • 1997 MBChB (Awarded with Honours), Medicine (Distinction in Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Psychiatry), University of Birmingham.
  • 1998 Full GMC registration
  • 2001 Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych), Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • 2005 Entered on GMC Specialist Register as Consultant in Adult Psychiatry
  • 2006 Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice (PGCAP), King’s College London.
  • 2008 PhD Psychiatry, King’s College London, University of London
  • 2015 PhD Philosophy, University of Warwick.
  • 2017 Elected to Fellowship of The Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych).