Paul Robinson



Dr Robinson is a research consultant psychiatrist in eating disorders with many years experience. He is a founder member of what has become the Eating Disorders Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was the second chair. His responsibilities have included the first and second national surveys of eating disorder services in the UK, the curriculum for eating disorders psychiatry and the MARSIPAN group, addressing the problems of severely ill patients with anorexia nervosa in medical wards. He has recently completed a Randomised Controlled trial of Mentalization Based Therapy versus Specialist Supportive Clinical Management in patients with eating disorders complicated by symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, in the course of which he developed MBT-ED. He has published 58 papers and three books on eating disorders: Community Treatment of Eating Disorders in 2006, Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders in 2009 and Critical Care for Anorexia Nervosa, 2014. Currently he heads a trial of intensive community care, including MBT-ED, for patients with Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders at St Ann’s Hospital, London.

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