Professor David Veale
Professor in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies
- Consultant Psychiatrist, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
- Therapeutic health
I joined the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and the Department of Psychology, KCL in 2005. I was previously associated with the Royal Free and University College Medical School, UCL 1995-2005.
I am an Honorary Fellow of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
I have a MD (1995, University of London), MPhil (1989, University of London) , BSc (intercalated Psychology), MB BS (1982).
I have authored 6 books and 18 book chapters.
- Psychological understanding and treatment of obsessive compulsive and body dysmorphic disorder, emetophobia and depression
- Genital body image
- Nutrition and mental health
- Single case experimental design methodology
I teach on anxiety disorders to psychiatric trainees on the MRCPsych course, medical students, on the BSc Intercalated degree in Psychology; and on the MSc Affective Disorders course.
Expertise and public engagement
I was a member of the group that wrote the NICE guidelines in OCD and BDD in 2006 and was Chair of the NICE Evidence Update on OCD in 2006.
I was a member of the group revising the diagnostic guidelines for ICD11 for Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders for the World Health Organisation.
I am a Trustee of the national charities, OCD Action and the BDD Foundation. I regularly speak at user conferences and in the media.