Joe is the Clinical Director of Research and Development for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. After undergraduate medicine at Nottingham, he trained in adult psychiatry in London and Newcastle, and has worked as a consultant psychiatrist in the North East since 1997. He has held regional leadership roles in the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
Joe’s research degree work examined the association between psychotropic drugs, cardiotoxicity and sudden death, and he retains an interest in drug safety. His main research interest is personality disorder - the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, and approaches to diagnosis and risk. As co-investigator he has completed two major NIHR Health Technology Assessment funded randomised trials in personality disorder (PEPS and LABILE).