About the authors

Andrew Thompson, MA, MBBS, MMedSci, MD, FRANZCP, FRCPsych

Dr Andrew ThompsonClinical Associate Professor, University of Warwick


Dr Thompson also works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Early Intervention for Psychosis service in North Warwickshire. He spent five years working as Clinical Director of the 'at-risk mental state' clinic (PACE) in Melbourne, Australia.


His research interests include risk factors for developing psychosis or psychotic symptoms (such as social cognition and trauma), novel interventions in FEP and the 'at-risk mental state' (including technological interventions).


Email: andrew.d.thompson@warwick.ac.uk


Declaration of interests: Dr Thompson has been an investigator on unrestricted investigator-initiated trials funded by Janssen-Cilag and AstraZeneca. He has received conference support from Sunovion and Eli Lily. He also previously held a Pfizer Neurosciences Research Grant.



Rick Fraser, MBBS, MSc, MRCPsych, FRANZCP

Dr Rick FraserChief Medical Officer, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr Fraser is an honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Prior to working in Sussex he spent five years as Lead Psychiatrist and Medical Director in the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) in Melbourne, Australia.


Email: rick.fraser@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk


Declaration of interests: Dr Fraser has received speaker fees and conference support from Janssen-Cilag, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Lundbeck. 





Richard Whale, MBBS, MRCPsych, MD

Dr Richard Whale

Principal Lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Consultant Psychiatrist and EIP medical lead, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Whale is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the EIP medical lead in Sussex and clinically runs the Early Intervention for Psychosis service in Brighton and Hove. He conducts research into the psychopharmacology of psychosis and mood disorders.


Email: richard.whale@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk 


Declaration of interests: Dr Whale has received honoraria for lectures and meeting sponsorship from all companies promoting antipsychotics in the UK.


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