Anthony David (neuropsychiatrist)

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Anthony David
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Glasgow
Website King's College London
Scientific career
Fields Psychiatry
Institutions King's College London

Anthony David FMedSci is Professor of cognitive neuropsychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, part of King's College London.


Professor David studied at the University of Glasgow where he graduated in medicine in 1980.[1] Subsequently he had a training in neurology, then psychiatry.


He has been an honorary consultant at the Maudsley Hospital, London, since 1990, and was awarded a personal chair from the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, in 1996.

He has a wide range of professional and research interests and has published on schizophrenia, neuropsychiatry, medically unexplained syndromes and neuroimaging – both structural and functional – and specialises in research into insight (awareness of illness) in schizophrenia and other disorders.

Professor David is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is a member of the Experimental Psychology Society and a founder member of both the British Neuropsychological Society and British Neuropsychiatry Association; he is currently Chairman of the latter.

He is co-editor of the journal Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, and has published four books.


  • David, Anthony S.; Cutting, John C., eds. (1994). The neuropsychology of schizophrenia. Brain, Behaviour and Cognition Series. Hove, UK Hillsdale, USA: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. ISBN 9780863773037. 
  • David, Anthony S.; Ron, Maria A. (1999). Disorders of brain and mind: volume 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521778510. 
  • David, Anthony S.; Kircher, Tilo (2003). The self in neuroscience and psychiatry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511205118. 
  • David, Anthony S.; Amador, Xavier Francisco (2004). Insight and psychosis: awareness of illness in schizophrenia and related disorders (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781417599912. 

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