Alan J Carson

MBChB, MD, MPhil, FRCPsych, FRCP

Alan J Carson

Alan John Carson, MBCHB, MPHIL, MD, FRCPSYCH, FRCP is Consultant Neuropsychiatrist in Edinburgh, U.K. His interest in neuropsychiatry began during a spell working in Kenya, as a Wellcome Research Registrar, conducting a study on the psychiatric and cognitive effects of HIV infection. He then completed his higher training in Edinburgh, under the guidance of Professors Michael Sharpe and Charles Warlow, where he developed an interest in functional neurological symptoms. Dr. Carson currently works as a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist in Edinburgh, split between the brain injury units at the Astley Ainslie Hospital and the Regional Neurosciences Unit at the Western General Hospital, where along with Dr. Jon Stone, he is engaged in a series of studies on functional neurological symptoms. He has led a number of epidemiological studies on functional disorders, most notably the Scottish Neurological Symptoms Study. He has a particular interest in development of treatment strategies for functional disorders and has led development of novel brief psychotherapies for functional symptoms, and is one of the lead investigators for the CODES trial of CBT for dissociative seizures. Dr. Carson holds a number of advisory posts in neuropsychiatry and he is the chair of the National MCN for acquired brain injury. He is the associate editor of Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry and the President of the British Neuropsychiatry Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Department of Clinical Neurosciences NHS Lothian, & Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK


Editors: Mark Hallett & Jon Stone & Alan Carson Release Date: 17 Oct 2016
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