David M. Clark

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David Millar Clark CBE FBA FMedSci (born 20 August 1954) is a British psychologist. He has been a Professor of Psychology at the University of Oxford since 2011 and is also National Clinical Adviser at the Department of Health.

Clark was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to mental health.[1]

In 2014, with the economist Richard Layard, he published the book Thrive: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies, in which the authors demonstrate the potential value of the wider availability of modern talking therapies.[2]

He is married to the psychologist Anke Ehlers.


  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 7. 29 December 2012.
  2. ^ Layard, Richard; Clark, David (2014). Thrive: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies. London, England: Allen Lane. ISBN 978-1-846-14605-3.