Prof. Frank Röhricht

Professor Frank Röhricht is an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, UK and at the University of Nicosia Medical. Dr Röhricht holds a MD degree, State Exam in Medicine (Free University Berlin, Germany; MBBS equivalent, 1990) and he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK (FRCPsych). He trained in Psychosomatic Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry and he is an European Association of Body Psychotherapy accredited (training 1983-1987) integrative body psychotherapist. He has 25 years of experience working as a doctor in different fields of medicine (including family medicine) and since 1997 he works a Consultant Psychiatrist in London for the NHS. For 13 years he was leading service developments, clinical governance and service delivery for adult mental health services in East London as Clinical Director; in November 2013 he was appointed into his new role as Associate Medical Director for Research and Innovation for East London and he is a consultant expert advisor to the Director of Mental Health NHS England on primary care liaison matters and integrated care pathway development . Previous award include: 2000-2008 Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, 2004 (ongoing) Chair of the research section of German Association for Body Psychotherapy (part of European Association of Body Psychotherapy), 2005 (ongoing) Patron of the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK, 2008-2011: Visiting Professor University of Hertfordshire. With several publications and through ongoing research activities Dr Röhricht is one of the leading researchers in the international field of Body Image Phenomenology and Body Psychotherapy in Mental Illness; other research: transcultural psychiatry; self-harm and long-term outcomes, service evaluation, off-licence prescribing. Dr Röhricht has published widely in peer reviewed journals and books (Publication list and downloads:, he has experience in supervising PhD and doctorate projects/students and is a peer reviewer for numerous scientific journals. He holds research grants both as principal investigator and co-applicant.

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