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Biography

Dr. Reilly is a Specialist Registrar, interested in how hormones affect mental health.

 

He studied medicine at the University of Aberdeen, graduating in 2012 with an MBChB with Commendation and intercalated BSc (Med Sci) with First Class honours. His first junior doctor jobs were in Glasgow through the West of Scotland Academic Foundation Programme.

He completed core psychiatry training at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, during which he was awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship. In 2017, he became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

During 2020-2021, he completed an NIHR Maudsley BRC Preparatory Fellowship in which he piloted the use of a menstrual tracking app with patients at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis.

In 2022, he was awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship to investigate the effect of the menstrual cycle in psychosis. 

 

Research Interests

  • The effect of female hormones in mental disorders
  • Early intervention in psychosis

Expertise and Public Engagement

I have written for The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/some-women-with-psychotic-disorders-are-more-vulnerable-around-the-time-of-menstruation-our-analysis-suggests-114935

 

I have given a webinar to a PMDD community group Luna Hub where I am also a member of the clinical advisory board https://lunahub.net/team/

 

I contribute to the KCL Outreach for Medicine initiative to encourage pupils at non-selective state schools to consider a medical career.