Robert Evan Kendell

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Dr. Robert Evan Kendell, FRSE (1935-2002) was a Welsh psychiatrist.

He attended Cambridge Medical School and after a brief stint in internal medicine he joined the Maudsley Hospital. He trained under Sir Aubrey Lewis. Kendell was later awarded the Gaskell Medal.[citation needed]

Aged 38 he was appointed to the chair of psychiatry in Edinburgh. In 1990 he was made the Dean of the Medical School and four years later was made the Chief Medical Officer of Scotland. In 1997 he was elected the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.


Dr. Robert Kendell died in 2002 of unknown causes.